Forte Group announces acquisition of software quality agency, Utopia Solutions | Forte Group

Forte Group announces acquisition of software quality agency, Utopia Solutions

We’re pleased to announce that Utopia Solutions, a Chicago-based premier software quality and testing agency, has joined Forte Group to build and grow our already robust quality assurance and testing practice.

Effective today, Lee Barnes, founder and CTO of Utopia Solutions, joins Forte Group as a Partner and Chief Quality Officer. Lee brings his 25 years of quality assurance and testing strategy expertise to Forte, emphasizing our belief that quality is central to driving value through software delivery.

Throughout his tenure at Utopia, Lee has worked with hundreds of organizations to introduce and improve software quality and testing strategies. He’s implemented test automation frameworks and performance testing solutions in hundreds of environments across a wide array of industries. Most recently, he’s worked with enterprise organizations to bring quality practices (with a focus on automation and performance) to DevOps teams

“Lee is a leading subject matter expert on software quality and testing strategy, and we’re thrilled to have him join the Forte team,” Steve Kreynin, CEO and Founder at Forte Group, said. “Merging Utopia Solutions’ quality and testing expertise with Forte is a strategic investment into ensuring the quality of our outcome-based product development services. Having worked with Lee for more than 20 years, I know first-hand the value his experience and knowledge will bring the organizations we partner with.”

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Utopia has partnered with Forte for more than 20 years to bring software quality and testing solutions to our clients.

Welcoming Utopia Solutions further strengthens our position in the software quality solutions arena, which includes process improvement, test automation, and performance management. The Forte team which is 800 strong across seven countries and was named to the 2021 Inc. 5000 list is excited to extend its offering to better support customers’ product development transformation.

“Joining Forte’s growing organization is a tremendous opportunity to both expand our existing software quality and testing practice and integrate our expertise with Forte’s software development engagements,” Lee said. “Having worked alongside Steve and Forte for all these years, I’m extremely excited to go forward together to bring value to our clients.”


Effective immediately, our clients and partners will have access to a greater range of resources and expertise in the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. We will continue to build creative solutions that add value to all the software we build, support, and improve.  

Is software quality a challenge at your organization? Send us a message and let us know more about your needs. The entire Forte Group is excited to hear from you.

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Oksana Mikhalchuk

by Oksana Mikhalchuk

Oksana is a technology writer at Forte Group. She is passionate about creating content about tech trends and the untapped potential it carries for business digital transformation.

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