Gerold Keefer is the founder and CEO of AVOCA LLC. For ten years he has been working as a consultant in the field of software development, software quality assurance, and testing. Clients include Dresdner Bank, Robert Bosch, German Post, and Siemens. He has been a speaker at the German Chapter of the ACM, and at the SQM and PSQT conferences. He earned the degree of a Dipl.-Ing. (FH) at FHTE (Fachhochschule für Technik Esslingen), Department of Telecommunications in 1993.