Lee Barnes | Forte Group

Lee Barnes

Chief Quality Officer

Lee brings a passion for helping companies infuse effective and efficient quality and testing practices in their software development practices. He founded Utopia Solutions in 1999 to address a lack of focus on the craft of software quality and testing from services companies.


Lee Barnes

For over 20 years, Utopia Solutions – in partnership with Forte – helped their clients ensure their mission critical systems function and perform optimally.  In late 2021, he officially joined forces with Forte Group to expand our ability to bring Software Quality and Testing solutions to our combined client base.

Lee enjoys learning, both inside and outside of his professional life.  He regularly speaks at industry conferences on software quality and testing topics.  Outside of work, Lee enjoys spending time with family and traveling to watch his kids’ sports activities.  He earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois.



Quality Assurance

Tech leadership

Digital Strategy


Software testing

Automated testing

Project management

Continuous testing

Performance testing