LogiGear Buys True North Service
January 17, 2017
CEO Jeff Gough will be an advisor to LogiGear to ensure a seamless
transition and to provide guidance on mobile and regional initiatives.
The acquisition will be in exchange for a combination of cash and a
percentage of future revenues.
True North Service is a self-funded Seattle company, founded in 2007 as
a content certification house testing mobile games and apps for
developers, operators, and storefronts. Over the past several years, TNS
expanded its services to include user experience testing for web
applications, automotive infotainment systems, wireless routers, and a
host of other initiatives. TNS also began providing contract staff to
Seattle area tech companies -- establishing itself as a go-to partner
for several Fortune 500 enterprises.
Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA, LogiGear
provides leading-edge software testing technologies and expertise, along
with software development services that enable companies to accelerate
business growth. LogiGear has completed software testing and development
projects for prominent companies across a broad range of industries and
technologies. With the acquisition of TNS, LogiGear expands its customer
base, adding nearly twenty companies including Amazon and T-Mobile, and
establishes a presence in the Pacific Northwest.
is an impressive company, they've built a profitable service business
and have a strong client base," said Hung Nguyen, CEO of LogiGear. "We
are pleased to be acquiring the TNS team and look forward to offering
LogiGear's full suite of testing and test automation services to TNS
"The timing is right to join forces with LogiGear. The company's deep
roots in test automation and its broad scale complement the
mobile-focused business we have built over the past ten years. LogiGear
are pioneers and technical leaders in the industry and will be a great
home for our customers and our exceptional employees," said Jeff, Gough,
CEO of True North Service. Jeff will now focus his attention on Vehicle,
a rapidly growing TNS spin-off co-founded 6 years ago that provides
mobile marketing personalization solutions. Dan Deering, TNS's
President, is looking forward to going into private law practice and
notes that "the TNS adventure was an invaluable experience, I'm glad
what we've built is going to capable hands. It'll be exciting to see it
continue to grow."