SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the leader in development testing, today announced that it has appointed Jennifer Johnson as its Chief Marketing Officer, effective immediately. Johnson will be responsible for the global strategy and execution of all facets of marketing for Coverity, leading the corporate communications, demand generation, product marketing and product management functions. "Since joining our team nearly four years ago, Jennifer has been an integral part of our marketing efforts," said Anthony Bettencourt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Coverity. "To say this promotion is well-deserved would be an understatement; she has played a huge part in raising Coverity's profile, and there's nobody we'd rather have at the helm of our marketing team as we look to continue to grow the business." "Coverity has experienced remarkable growth as a company over the past few years, and it's a great honor to be appointed as its Chief Marketing Officer," said Johnson. "We've made great progress by establishing ourselves as a pioneer and leader in development testing, and I look forward to working with the rest of the team to achieve even greater results in the coming years." Johnson has more than a decade of marketing experience and has been instrumental in defining and building the emerging development testing category. She previously served as Vice President of Marketing for Coverity and has also held senior marketing roles at HP, Mercury Interactive, Symantec and VERITAS Software. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from Santa Clara University. About Coverity Coverity, Inc., ( www.coverity.com), the leader in development testing, is the trusted standard for companies that need to protect their brands and bottom lines from software failures. More than 1,100 Coverity customers use Coverity's development testing platform to automatically test source code for software defects that could lead to product crashes, unexpected behavior, security breaches or catastrophic failure. Coverity is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco. Coverity is funded by Foundation Capital and Benchmark Capital. Follow us on Twitter or check out our blog. Coverity is a registered trademark of Coverity, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.