Transformation — A Mindset and Choice

Since our inception in 1999, we’ve helped companies embrace a “continuous everything” mindset. Long before phrases like change management and digital transformation became colloquial, our belief has been that forward-facing businesses need to continuously create, deploy, automate and integrate so that transformation becomes a mindset and a choice, not a destination.

At SQA Group, we are comprised of a team of strategists, technicians, creators and disruptors who delight in bringing business transformation services to our clients to help them accelerate. In partnership, we team with the pacesetters in your organization, introducing our technical and consultative hyper-specialization skills, to make transformation self-sustaining.

Vision

Pave access to innovation for the communities we serve

Core Values

Our core values deeply inform who we are, how we think and how we choose to show up:

Be on the Same Page

Willing to be vulnerable and transparent

Walk in Their Shoes

Welcome and respect others’ perspectives

Always Be Striving

When we fail, we own it; we love learning

Embrace Truth

We value equally, all voices, and honor differences

Show Up to Level Up

Demonstrate trust in all that we do

Meet the Leadership Team

Learn more about our leadership team below! Click their pictures to view their bios.

Rob Lanza CEO

Rob, an established and reputable veteran of the technology services industry, has been the chief catalyst behind SQA Group’s growth from a startup quality engineering firm established in 1999 to a holistic technology and advisory services firm. As Chief Executive Officer of SQA Group, Rob steers our overall vision, growth strategy and service offerings, ensuring our firm remains agile and futuristic to best serve the needs of our clients. An empathetic and human-centric leader, Rob believes in assembling dynamic, empowered teams that share in his personal passion for continuous transformation. From connecting with our clients daily to dedicating the time to get to know each team member, Rob brings a people at the core mentality to SQA Group.

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Mark McPhillips CFO

Mark, who has been with SQA Group since 2000, brings more than 20 years of experience in financial management, accounting, and leadership strategy to our firm. As our Chief Financial Officer, Mark works in partnership with our executive team on pinpointing growth opportunities, driving financial planning, and leveraging intelligence to drive our expansion decisions. His passion for building great things with great people has sparked SQA Group’s continued growth trajectory. Deeply believing that trusting relationships sit at the core of business success, Mark brings an incredible level of humility, care and compassion to everyone he encounters.

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Jennifer “JT” Taylor CPO

As our Chief People Officer, JT inspires everyone at SQA Group to show up authentically, lean into courage and innovate to their highest level of possibility. Since joining our firm in early 2019, JT has cultivated an employer-of-choice workplace rooted in trust, care and empowerment, paving the way for team members to optimize and accelerate their careers. Working in partnership with the executive leadership team, JT plays a primary role in defining our vision, overseeing business operations, developing impactful execution strategies, and encouraging our team to stretch to what comes next. She models the way for leading and operating from a place of growth, abundance and endless possibility.

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Walter McAdams SVP of Solutions

Walter has built a career helping organizations leverage technology to derive stronger business outcomes—integrating it in a way that fulfills on its promise. As Senior Vice President of our Solutions Group, Walter leads our team of engineers, developers, testers and strategists to ensure we deliver solutions that accelerate capability, spark innovation and build cultural resiliency. From working for the Department of Defense as an intelligence officer to leading full-scale development and test automation frameworks at large enterprises like Microsoft and Boeing, he brings more than three decades of hyper-specialization across disciplines such as quality engineering, robotics, embedded systems and emerging technology. Walter illuminates pathways forward for organizations to fuse together technology and culture.

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Carrie Majewski VP of Marketing

An experienced marketing, branding and communications leader, Carrie has a proven record of conceptualizing best-in-class strategies to create top 1 percent brands. Carrie sees the world in words, believing in the power of words to spark connectedness, engagement and meaningful change. As our Vice President of Marketing, Carrie oversees our go-to-market, branding, digital, communications and customer strategies, inspiring in others the belief that transformation is always within reach. Whether she is creating high-touch, high-impact brand experiences, speaking on new-age leadership principles, or supporting non-profits through Board service, Carrie is fueled to activate new thoughts and possibilities within the communities she serves.

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Marco Barrera Senior Director of Sales

A seasoned client advisor for 15-plus years, and a senior member of the team, Marco partners with companies to identify disruptive technologies, new capability acceleration and innovation pathways to craft a culture of continuous transformation. As our Senior Director of Sales, Marco works in collaboration with our Client Advisors on the day-to-day execution of our go-to-market strategy, and building unbreakable relationships with our clients.

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A Look Back, A Look Forward

1999-2005

  • Open doors in RI, offering niche quality test and automation services
  • Rob Lanza first hire; Mark McPhillips joins as acting controller
  • In 18 months, grow to $10 million
  • Land national accounts including Disney, CVS, Pfizer and Bayer
  • Listed on Fastest Growing and Best Places to Work lists, including Inc 500
  • Expand breadth of capabilities by adding Solutions Team
  • Grow geographically from Boston to Florida

2006-2010

  • Rob Lanza is promoted to Head of Client Services
  • Walter McAdams joins team, specific focus on engineering, test automation and application performance management
  • Acquisition of household brands: Geico, Bed Bath & Beyond and Pitney Bowes
  • Perform largest software development lifecycle evaluation to date with TIAA-CREF
  • Company enters hyper-growth mode, fueled by expansion into Advisory Services

2011-2015

  • Ownership transition to Rob Lanza, COO, and Mark McPhillips, CFO
  • Growth swell of business in New England
  • Expansion into higher ed, healthcare and life sciences
  • Shift in services to offer organizational-wide transformational work
  • Incorporation of Agile techniques internally and with clients
  • First client project focused on custom automation frameworks

2016-2020

  • Rob Lanza takes over as CEO
  • Walter McAdams is promoted to VP of Solutions
  • Jennifer “JT” Taylor joins as Chief People Officer
  • Life Sciences business unit is created
  • SQA moves into new office in Providence, RI
  • Introduce our rebrand as SQA Group

An Eye Towards the Future

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