Podcast: 60. Susan Holt on the story of Plato Software Testing

Updated: Jul 25

Susan Holt is the Chief Growth Officer for Plato Testing, a software testing service that hires and trains people with indigenous backgrounds. She also acts in the same role for their sister company PQA. She has been part of Plato Testing’s growth from a single office to five offices across Canada over the past five years.

Throughout the growth of the company, there have been decisions that have contributed to Plato’s ability to provide quality software testing, and build up the skills of their employees. In addition, they have provided opportunities for employees to become limited partners in the company and receive some of the benefits that ownership provides.

For more information on Plato Testing, visit platotesting.com

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  1. http://www.platotesting.com/about

  2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PLATOtesting/

  3. Twitter: https://twitter.com/platotesting

  4. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/plato-testing/


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Matthew Rempel is a social enterprise development coach, with a focus on marketing. He helps social enterprises focus in on the core values of their business, and present them in clear language for their customers and clients. He has connected and interviewed many social enterprise leaders in Canada and around the world. He is also a lifelong nerd, and will gladly use analogies from games and movies to explain complex topics.



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