Excelon Development is a one-stop shop for software testing, training, and finding the best IT professionals to suit your needs.
We are a highly experienced but small company with low overhead, which means we provide personalized, expert help at prices your company can afford. We specialize in three areas: recruiting, training, and consulting.
Excelon was founded by technologist Matt Heusser to create a better way of finding expert IT help and software testing
“I looked at the contract and staffing process, and saw problems,” Matt said. “Requirements for employees were passed around without discussion. ‘Job searches’ consisted of keyword matching. Roles for recruiters, managers, and HR staff were so ill-defined that people did not even know what they meant.
“I wondered: What would the world be liked if we had a staffing firm founded by people who actually understood the roles they were seeking, who could ask the right questions, understand the needs and culture of a company, and find the right candidates? What if we ran it more efficiently than other firms, so we could compete on cost without sacrificing quality?
“I thought it was a great idea and looked for a firm to partner with, but couldn’t find one.
So I started my own.”
Matt has deep experience in software testing, project management, development, writing, and systems improvement. His extensive network of contacts in these fields has enabled him to put together a diversified, high-level team of experts at Excelon.
In 2006, Matt was lead organizer for the initial Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference, a regional event that continues today. He organized the Agile-Alliance Sponsored Workshop on the Technical Debt Metaphor, and recently published a leading position paper on the subject for Better Software magazine.
As test and quality lead at Socialtext, Matt organized the test effort while staying a hands-on tester for three years. The test strategies he helped develop there were profiled in the book Beautiful Testing, published by O’Reilly Media in 2009. Chris McMahon described the same methods at the Agile Conference in 2009, and that same work inspired the open-source test framework Selenesse. Matt served on the board of directors for the Association for Software Testing, and was the testing track chair for the Agile Conference in 2013 and 2014.
In 2010 Matt was selected to participate in the American Society for Quality’s “Influential Voices” program, a national-level spotlight program.
You can often find Matt at software testing conferences. He has given presentations at Google’s Test Automation Conference, STAREast, the Software Test Professionals Conference, the Better Software Conference, and many more.