SmartBear Software

SmartBear Software

One million software pros use our tools to ensure quality and performance of mobile, desktop, Web & cloud-based apps.

100 Cummings Center, Suite 234N
Beverly, MA 01915

1,000,000+ developers, testers and operations professionals use SmartBear tools to ensure the quality and performance of their APIs, desktop, mobile, Web and cloud-based applications. SmartBear products are easy to use and deploy, are affordable and available for trial at the website.

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Hypermedia and State Machines: RESTFest 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." - not really Darwin
3 Takeaways from Velocity New York 2014 (and What this Means for APM Solutions)
Thursday, September 25, 2014
While exhibiting with the SmartBear AlertSite UXM team in Velocity last week, I managed to skip away from the booth quite a bit to squeeze in as many sessions as possible. The more sessions I...
API Readiness: do you have what you need?
Thursday, September 25, 2014
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Clark Buckner of Technology Advice and talk about one of my favorite subjects… APIs. Already a burgeoning industry, the API economy has sprouted..
This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 1
Thursday, September 25, 2014
This is Part 1 of a multi-part blog series intended to provide you with information you need to succeed during the upcoming holiday season. So just sit tight and follow this series for tips you can...
A Short Overview of Service Virtualization [Video]
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Service virtualization can be invaluable in helping to improve productivity, reduce testing costs, and deploy higher-quality software in a shorter timeframe. But what exactly is Service...
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Meet Our Management Team

Bryan Semple
CMO

A 20+ year high-tech veteran, Bryan has spent the last 11 years working in datacenter infrastructure and operations companies.

Semple comes to SmartBear from Dell where he worked for the CMO of Dell Software Group to expand high velocity sales and marketing processes across the Dell software portfolio. He joined Dell after the acquisition of VKernel, where he served as CMO. At VKernel, Semple developed and expanded a try/buy download model that grew the business 100% and help lead to the company’s successful acquisition by Quest Software, then Dell.

Bryan holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from Stanford University. He blogs on measuring marketing effectiveness at www.storymetrix.com and has published a book on the topic titled “Digital CMO’s Guide to Marketing Measurement - Think Like a Submariner For Operational Success” available from Amazon.

Diane Albano
EVP APM & International Sales

Diane’s impressive academic and professional credentials span more than 30 years. She has led numerous high performance sales teams at every level, including Deltek Inc., SoundBite Communications, Workscape Inc., Fast (a subsidiary of Microsoft), Progress Software, Thomson NETG, Aspen Technology and Genuity. She spent 17 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as a top sales performer, managing key, global accounts. When she started working in high tech sales in the late-1970’s, there were few women in the industry so she looked to her passion of helping others – her customers – for motivation. As a result, she has won the hearts and minds of many customers throughout her career. Diane has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts and attended the Harvard Business School Program for Management Development.

David Yaches
Vice President of Corporate Development

A member of the all-cool SmartBear Management Group (SMG), David is focused on strategic alliances and key business initiatives, which are part and parcel of the plans to grow SmartBear's revenue and value.

While at Innovation Advisors, David successfully advised many organizations on transaction sales, including the high profile sales of BeyondTrust Corporation to Symark International, Wavemaker Software to VMware and Sigaba to Proofpoint. Prior to IA, David was an M&A Analyst with Broadview International, a global mergers and acquisitions investment bank focused on the IT, media and communications sectors. During his career, he has developed a particular expertise in IT infrastructure software, cloud computing and IT services. David has a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

“Joining SmartBear at such an important point in the company’s and market growth plans is a tremendous opportunity,” said David Yaches. “With my background and expertise in enterprise and infrastructure software and IT services, I am excited to focus on forging critical partnerships and alliances to ensure SmartBear is the leader in key development communities.” 

Richard Caplow
SVP Product Commercialization

Rich leads the planning and execution of SmartBear’s go-to-market strategy.  He is responsible for assimilating customer and market inputs into a collaborative effort among product development, marketing and sales to deliver the best solutions for customer needs.
 
Rich has previously built and led high-performing product marketing teams at other software companies.  Prior to joining SmartBear, Rich was responsible for strategy development, product management and business success of a software segment at IBM where he led go-to-market efforts, product direction and acquisition strategies for the benefit of customers world-wide.  Before its acquisition by IBM, Rich was Vice President, Product Marketing at MRO Software.  Earlier in his career he led Product Marketing at Art Technology Group and Netgenesis, and was a product manager at Banyan Systems.
 
Rich has a bachelor degree in Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University.

Kathleen Chalmers DeShields
VP, Chief People Officer

Kathleen leads SmartBear’s global strategic people initiatives. She is responsible for the entire employee lifecycle and fostering a company culture that emulates SmartBear’s values.  Kathleen’s diverse and impressive professional credentials span more than 25 years in the high tech industry.  She has built and led numerous human resources teams for both start-up and major corporations.   Prior to joining SmartBear, she held various key leadership roles in Human Resources both in the corporate, government and non-profit community.  Kathleen was also the principal of an independent consulting firm, SK Consulting focused on the creation of innovative people strategies for start-ups, primarily in the high tech  industry.  She spent 15 years at Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard) initiating her career there in an operational role as a Materials Manager in Logistics/Supply Chain Management, US Field Service and Manufacturing.  As an HR leader, she played a key role in facilitating and leading through change management one of the largest restructuring initiatives in the history of the company.

Kathleen’s diverse background  has enabled her to build strong partnerships with a true understanding of “what it takes” in leading as a  key business partner to senior leaders.

Kathleen has a bachelor’s degree, in Education and Psychology from the University of Western Connecticut.

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SmartBear Software Acquires Lucierna
Dec 9, 2013
SmartBear Software acquires Eviware
Jul 6, 2011

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