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Applause, the Boston-based, crowd-testing and test automation services vendor, has moved Chris Malone from his seat as president and CFO to become CEO.  announced the appointment of Chris Malone to Chief Executive Officer. 

Malone succeeds Applause’s former CEO and Founder, Doron Reuveni, who will now serve as executive chairman of the company’s board. Malone joined Applause in 2013 and is credited by the company with leading it through multiple rounds of financing with investors including Goldman Sachs and Accenture, and then its acquisition by Vista Equity Partners in 2017. 

“I am honored to be Applause’s next CEO,” said Malone. “I want to thank Doron for his leadership and contributions to Applause, and I am excited to lead the company and build on the strong foundation Doron established. We remain committed to enabling our customers to deliver exceptional digital experiences – at speed and scale."

Doron Reuveni added: “When I founded Applause, I was trying to solve a problem in the market that no one was able to address. I am very proud of what we have achieved over the past thirteen years, and it has been a privilege to lead Applause through this robust period of growth and profitability.” 

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