Based in Austin, TX, Surgient is a privately-funded company founded in 2003 as a visionary behind virtualization and virtual lab management. The company introduced some of the industry’s first virtualization applications to the market – applications for software QA/test, training, sales and marketing that are still in use today by major ISVs and global corporations.

The Surgient Virtual Automation Platform™ is in its sixth generation and has been built around the experience developed from working with some of the world’s largest companies with the most complex computing needs. Surgient has been awarded three new patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office covering technologies that enable Surgient customers to better allocate, manage and organize virtualized resources used to accelerate the software development and delivery lifecycle.

Over the past five years, Surgient has received numerous prestigious technology innovation and corporate awards from InfoWorld, Software Magazine, Red Herring, Software Information Industry Association, and others.

In 2007, Tim Lucas was named President and CEO. Tim joined Surgient following successful leader positions with Red Hat, Akopia and SAS Institute, Inc.

Surgient is one of the leading drivers in this dramatically expanding space. With analyst firms all predicting market explosion ranging from $5.5B in 2008 to over $11B in 2010, Surgient is well-positioned to offer its customers the benefits of its unique Policy-Driven Self-Service™ approach to IT. During 2008, Surgient has already experienced tremendous growth, including year-to-date revenue that has surpassed 2007, and expects to more than double in 2008.