ABOUT US

Who We Are

Cycle® is a continuous testing solution focused on modernizing and streamlining the development and deployment of Enterprise software solutions. Cycle provides reliable test automation for technical teams and also arms non-technical team members with a powerful continuous testing solution for automating critical business process validation, supplementing manual testing, and facilitating realistic and comprehensive performance testing. Cycle was built by the founders of Tryon Solutions, the professional services company with extensive experience with end-to-end implementations, upgrades and optimization services for JDA warehouse management systems, transportation management, workforce management, parcel, automation and other logistics execution software applications.

Our Mission

To build and provide a solution that modernizes and streamlines enterprise software development and deployment, freeing people and organizations from the concerns of business risk so they can focus on business growth. We believe, without Cycle, thorough and comprehensive testing is the bottleneck that stops forward momentum when delivering value to customers.

The Evolution of Cycle

  • Cycle Was Born

    Recognizing testing is often the bottleneck in any software project, we knew there had to be a better way. So we set out to develop that better way–and we called it Cycle.

  • Embedding Test Automation

    While we knew test automation was the goal, we needed a solution that was embedded into our processes as opposed to one that tacked more work on.

  • We Added Performance Volume Testing

    Having a viable product, we added performance volume testing and filed for our first patent.

  • The User Portal was Introduced

    We continued product updates and introduced the user portal for managing users and licenses.

  • We Made Cycle Bigger and Better

    We rebuilt terminal emulation, introduced native web-support, and added data management functionality.

  • We Received Our First Patent

    We were thrilled to announce the issuance of Cycle’s first patent! Our volume testing functionality has been under scrutiny by the U.S. Patent Office since 2015. We were issued a patent covering our performance testing functionality. This unique functionality allows us to execute load and volume testing faster than our competition, while performing more accurate and realistic testing.

  • Cycle 2.0 Launched

    We’ve spent 3 years gaining a better understanding of how our users interact with Cycle and we made improvements to functionality that will drive productivity and reduce costs. We wanted Cycle 2.0 to be easier to use, and to provide a guided experience for constructing and executing tests. Cycle 2.0 does just that making it, the most approachable and valuable continuous testing solution for the entire team.

Senior Leadership Team

  • Marc van Welsen

    Marc van Welsen has held leadership positions in supply chain focused software companies for over two decades. His experience includes profit and loss responsibility, risk management, and process improvement. Marc is responsible for corporate strategic direction and growth for the organization. A focused and collaborative leader, Marc drives the organization to successfully deliver on customer expectations through innovative software solutions and top-notch technical expertise.

  • Fred Duyck

    Fred Duyck is responsible for the management and coordination of financial planning, fiscal reporting, and human resources administration. Fred has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his career and, while in public accounting, served clients from small, privately held companies to large, multi-national enterprises. His experience includes financial reporting, budget development and execution, and operations management.

  • Nyle Morris

    Nyle Morris has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience within the software industry. He has built world-class sales and marketing teams with a record of success in organic, acquisition-based and start-up businesses. Nyle holds responsibility for developing sales and marketing strategies that meet customer needs and deliver on business goals.

  • Josh Owen

    With more than a decade of software engineering and deployment experience, Josh leads Cycle’s Product Development team, determining strategic vision and priorities for Cycle’s software offerings. In this role, he oversees Cycle’s roadmap, team development, product vision, user experience, and product culture.

    Additionally, in 2009, Josh co-founded Tryon Solutions to meet the growing demand for customized, client-centered supply chain consulting. Josh brings more than a decade of experience successfully deploying enterprise-level supply chain software which was the catalyst for developing Cycle.

  • Sebastian Machin

    A results-driven leader with a keen focus on consulting excellence and customer satisfaction, Sebastian Machin oversees client services business across verticals. He brings more than a decade of experience leading professional services teams to the role. His experience includes building and managing teams that become trusted advisors and deliver results through strong customer partnerships.

Senior Leadership Team

Marc van Welsen

Chief Executive Officer

Marc van Welsen has held leadership positions in software companies for more than two decades. His experience includes profit and loss responsibility, risk management, and process improvement. Marc is responsible for corporate strategic direction for the organization.

A focused and collaborative leader, Marc drives the organization to deliver on customer expectations through innovative software solutions and top-notch technical expertise.

Fred Duyck

Chief Financial Officer

Fred Duyck is responsible for the management and coordination of financial planning, fiscal reporting, and human resources administration. Fred has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his career and, while in public accounting, served clients from small, privately held companies to large, multi-national enterprises.

His experience includes financial reporting, budget development and execution, and operations management.

Nyle Morris

SVP, Sales and Marketing

Nyle Morris has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience within the software industry. He has built world-class sales and marketing teams with a record of success in organic growth, as well as acquisition-based and start-up businesses.

Nyle holds responsibility for developing sales and marketing strategies that meet customer needs and deliver on business goals.

Josh Owen

VP, Product Development

With more than a decade of software engineering and deployment experience, Josh leads Cycle’s Product Development team, determining strategic vision and priorities for Cycle’s software offerings. In this role, he oversees Cycle’s roadmap, team development, product vision, user experience, and product culture.

Additionally, in 2009, Josh co-founded Tryon Solutions to meet the growing demand for customized, client-centered supply chain consulting. Josh brings more than a decade of experience successfully deploying enterprise-level supply chain software which was the catalyst for developing Cycle.

 

Sebastian Machin

VP, Client Services

A results-driven leader with a keen focus on consulting excellence and customer satisfaction, Sebastian Machin oversees the Cycle client services business across verticals. He brings more than a decade of experience leading professional services teams to the role. His experience includes building and managing teams that become trusted advisers and deliver results through strong customer partnerships.