Joe Larizza is t the Director of QA at the Royal Bank of Canada, and previously held the positions of Senior QA Manager for CPP Investment Board, Director, QA for Loblaw Companies Inc., and Senior Manager, QA with RBC Dexia. He also has held support management roles with International Financial Data Services and its sister companies. His current focus is Online and Mobile application testing for banking and investment systems. During his career, he has undertaken a number of strategic initiatives, including the expansion of testing programs and establishment of testing standards and procedures, implementation of a Quality Metrics program, evaluation of an IT Division against the Capability Maturity Model, and implementation of Automated Testing using the Behavior Model and Data Driven scripts. Mr. Larizza has earned a reputation for competency and excellent leadership ability in the field of quality assurance and testing of software.
Joe Larizza is the past President of the Board of Directors for the Toronto Association of Software Quality and volunteers for the Quality Assurance Institute of Canada. He is a Certified Quality Analyst and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, and the Canadian Securities Course.