Joan Miquel Espada Tapped to Lead a New Direction in Technology
Softonic, the company behind the leading global software and app discovery website, today announced it has appointed Joan Miquel Espada, technical management specialist, as its new Vice President of Technology. Mr. Espada will lead Softonic as it expands, renews and augments a revived take on their current technology department.
“Softonic provides a popular app discovery platform online for millions of diverse users around the world, which can only continue to grow with a new clear approach in its technology department,” said Mr. Joan Miquel Espad. “I look forward to furthering the business goals of the company by using technology as an enabler to continually improve on user experience and satisfaction.”
Mr. Espada will oversee Softonic’s technology strategy and implementation with a fresh perspective stemming from his entrepreneurial spirit and drawing on his vast 17–year experience in IT. Proficient in a wide range of programming languages and software development methodologies, his focus is on reactive architectures and progressive web applications. Mr. Espada is also an experienced Agile practitioner.
Prior to joining Softonic, Mr. Espada served as the CEO and founder of GetUpCode, an online marketplace to find the best verified developers in a new way where the companies compete amongst them to hire the best qualified candidate. In addition, Mr. Espada served as a freelance software development consultant providing a wide range of advanced technological skills to a diverse clientele.
Mr. Espada began his career as a software developer even before starting his bachelor’s degree. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science Engineering from the largest engineering school in Spain, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, located in Barcelona.
Mike Weller, COO at Softonic, said “We are extremely excited to welcome Mr. Espada to Softonic. His broad experience in technical management and drive for collaborative efficiency make him a great addition to the leadership team.”
Founded in 1997, Softonic is the publisher of the world’s largest software and app discovery destination, with over 100 million users and over four million daily downloads online. With a strong online worldwide presence, Softonic delivers a wide range of software and applications readily available for every technology need. Additionally, the company holds the 40th position worldwide of the largest online audiences.