SmartBear Software

SmartBear Software

More than three million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in over 194 countries use SmartBear products to build and deliver the world’s greatest applications.

450 Artisan Way
Somerville, MA 02145

As the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, SmartBear supports more than three million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries that use its products to build and deliver the world’s greatest applications. With today’s applications deploying on mobile, Web, desktop, Internet of Things (IoT) or even embedded computing platforms, the connected nature of these applications through public and private APIs presents a unique set of challenges for developers, testers and operations teams. SmartBear's software quality tools assist with code review, functional and load testing, API readiness as well as performance monitoring of these modern applications. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or Google+.

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How Testing Fits Into DevOps, Because It’s Here to Stay
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
ShareWhen DevOps first appeared on the scene, no one really knew what it meant. Books were defining the term in completely different way; conference speakers were sending out conflicting messages...
You Can’t Test All the Things: API, IoT, ROI TBD
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
ShareI have three words for everyone in software testing: prioritize, prioritize, and prioritize. You can’t test every possible permutation of your software, especially so with APIs and IoT devices...
5 Ways to Convince People to Use Your API
Friday, October 2, 2015
ShareEarly in my career, I spent time writing Linux kernel modules and drivers in C using a realtime framework.  To understand the functions and library utilities at my disposal, I had printed out...
How Software Testers Can Teach, Share and Play with Others
Thursday, October 1, 2015
SharePut yourself in my place: The midst of a typical performance review. My manager was talking about what I had accomplished in the past year and where I wanted to take things. My answer was more...
Biggest Bang for your Ecommerce Buck: Ecommerce Performance Series Pt. 2
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
ShareThis is part 2 of the multipart blog series explaining trends in ecommerce as a result of underlying trends in technology and how ecommerce providers can maximize ROI with the help of proactive..
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Meet Our Management Team

Doug McNary
Chief Executive Officer

A 25+ year high-tech veteran, Doug has extensive experience in building and scaling successful software companies.

Doug McNary comes to SmartBear from Quest Software(Dell), where he ran the virtualization management business unit. His arrival at Quest was through the acquisition of VKernel, the leading provider of capacity management solutions for virtual server infrastructures. As CEO he led the company to profitably and its successful acquisition in 2012. Prior to VKernel, Doug was CEO of Onaro, a leading storage resource management company acquired by NetAPP in 2009.

Doug came to VKernel after working as EVP of Corporate Development and Sales at Motive where he grew revenue to over $90M resulting in a successful IPO in 2004. Earlier in his career, he led Tivoli Systems’ initial sales efforts in the US and EMEA achieving annual revenues of over $250M, a successful IPO and acquisition by IBM. Doug started his career with General Electric and has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Ole Lensmar
Chief Technology Officer

Ole Lensmar is chief technology officer at SmartBear Software, allowing him to live his passion for software development in a creative and thriving work environment. Ole is the co-founder of Eviware Software which was acquired by SmartBear in 2011, and also the co-founder of base8, an XML oriented consulting company in 1996, acquired by the publicly traded Mogul in 1998. Ole worked as CTO, product owner and lead evangelist for Mogul’s software portfolio, including an XML based CMS and a high performance search engine.

At Eviware Software, Ole created SoapUI, now the most used open source testing tool in the world with five million downloads and one million active users. He speaks frequently on the importance of API testing and other related topics, most recently at STARWEST 2013, the API Strategy & Practice Conference, and API Days.

Anand Sundaram
Vice President of Products, AlertSite UXM™

Anand Sundaram has nearly 25 years of experience building and growing several technology businesses. He is the co-founder of three startups including RSW Software that was valued at more than $240 million and comprised more than 160 employees. He has extensive background in software quality, security and post deployment monitoring having built two load testing products and invented the first post deployment deep transaction monitoring product.

Anand was most recently the Senior Director of Mobile Products at Bit9, the leader in a new generation of endpoint security and server security based on real-time visibility and protection. Prior to that, he was Head of Engineering & Chief Technologist at CRICO, leader in evidence-based risk management, owned by and serving the Harvard medical community. Earlier in his career, Anand was President, Co-Founder and VP of Engineering for Whofish Media, President and Co-Founder of FMX Software and General Manager, Board Member, and Co-Founder of RSW Software, brought by Teradyne, Inc.

Anand has a master’s degree in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, a master’s degree from the Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India and a bachelor’s from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

Dmitry Fonarev
SVP, Product Development

Dmitry Fonarev has more than 20 years of experience in Enterprise, Application, SaaS, and embedded software development as well as extensive experience with managing multiple on and offshore teams across variousproduct development functions.

Prior to SmartBear, he was previously Vice President of Engineering at Dell Software Group which he joined through the vKernel acquisition.  At vKernel Dmitry helped drive the company to profitability by innovating, simplifying, and establishing a high say/do ratio.  Before that Dmitry served as Vice President of Quality Assurance at Intralinks (NYSE:IL;IPO 2011). He led software development at Soapstone and held various leadership roles in software development organizations at Nortel, Bay Networks and Wellfleet.

Dmitry has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Boston University.

John Purcell
Vice President of Products, API Readiness

John Purcell is an accomplished technology and business leader with over 16 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT industries. Prior to SmartBear, he was Senior Director, Products for LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) where he held various product leadership positions across the company’s key Customer Care and IT Management portfolios for nearly five years. For more than six years, John was Technical Director at Red Bend Software, the company that catalyzes change in the connected world by keeping more than two billion automotive, IoT and mobile devices relevant. He also served LogicaCMG, now Acision, as Technical Team Lead. He has written for industry outlets and spoken at trade conferences on a wide variety of topics. John has a bachelor’s degree in engineering (electronic and electrical) from University College Dublin and a master’s degree in business administration from Babson College.

Kevin Gillis
VP of Products for Development and Testing

He has more than 20 years of executive product management experience and is credited with more than 100 product releases, ranging from 1.0 products and services to sourcing, and successfully integrated 10 mergers and acquisitions, together generating over $500 million in sales. He served Ipswitch for more than 10 years, most recently as vice President of Corporate Development and Customer Advocacy where he helped to drive rapid growth at the company. He was Director of Product Management at Trellix/Interland and Into Networks and Product Manager at Lotus/IBM. Kevin holds a degree from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Bryan Semple
Chief Marketing Officer

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

Bryan 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.

Prior to VKernel, Bryan was at NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) where he was the general manager of the storage virtualization business unit. Under his leadership, the group experienced record growth, expanded engineering operations to India, and built global awareness for NetApp’s industry leading storage virtualization solutions. Prior to NetApp, Bryan was VP of Marketing at Onaro where he established the company as a leader in storage management software and built the marketing processes that supported the company’s profitability and successful acquisition by NetApp in 2008. Before Onaro, Bryan was the VP of Product Marketing and Strategy at server blade virtualization pioneer Egenera. At Egenera, Bryan worked with early adopters of infrastructure and server virtualization technologies in the financial services industry as the company scaled from one to several hundred customers. Early career experience includes various sales and marketing management positions at FairMarket, Trellix and Sybase.

Bryan holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the US Naval Academy and an MBA from Stanford University. He blogs on measuring marketing effectiveness 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.

Michael McGuinness
SVP, Global Sales

Mike McGuinness is a sales leader who believes that customers buy products when they understand how the products meet current business needs. Today’s customers are market aware and want to engage with sales people that deliver the resources needed to quickly understand value.  This approach has proven successful across his career at small and large technology companies.

Mike spent 11 years, at Parametric Technology Corporation in positions of increasing responsibility includingSVP, Worldwide Sales, responsible for sales growth from $267 million to over $800 million in three years.  He finished his career at PMTC as EVP, R&D and Marketing. Later he was CEO of two successful startup software companies, NuGenesis and PanGo, which were ultimately acquired by leaders in their industries, Waters and InnerWireless, respectively. More recently Mike helped grow Sophos, a Gartner Leaders Quadrant enterprise security firm, from $210m to $410m and a successful exit in four years.

Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree from Fairfield University, where he served on the board of trustees from 2000 to 2012.

Shawn Garrett
Vice President of Finance

Shawn Garrett brings more than 20 years of software and high-tech experience to SmartBear.  As Vice President of Finance, Shawn has global responsibility for the accounting, finance, legal and internal IT functions of the Company.

Prior to joining SmartBear, Shawn was the Vice President of Finance at Aspect Software, provider of business communications solutions with 1,900 employees in 59 offices. While at Aspect, Shawn was a key contributor to the successful acquisition and integration of over ten  companies with purchase price consideration of more than $1.1 billion.  Over his seven plus years at Aspect, he also helped to successfully lead the SEC registration process and subsequent compliance to SEC regulations as well as establishing key operational and financial infrastructure.  Shawn also held finance management positions at Brix Networks, Tellabs and Boston Acoustics. He began his career as an auditor at the high-tech division of Arthur Andersen LLP. Shawn holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Merrimack College.

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. 

"As a recent college graduate, I didn’t exactly know what to expect for my first job in the real world. I aspired to get hired at a place where I could forge my own professional path alongside colleagues who inspire me to work my hardest, and fall in love with what I do. As it turns out, I could not have ever imagined how good of an opportunity I was walking into at SmartBear. Each day, I’m excited to come to work. Each day, I look forward to what new knowledge I’ll acquire. Learning from some of the most brilliant minds on how to work with the most cutting-edge software in the industry inspires me to do my best here. A fire is only further fueled by the camaraderie and positive energy exhibited here day in and day out. SmartBear is the best opportunity I ever could’ve imagined for myself!"

Rachel Jenkins
Digital Marketing Campaigns Specialist

“I am a very driven and enthusiastic person. What really gets me excited about working at SmartBear is the opportunity to work with teammates, partners, and customers across the globe. I have the privilege of regularly sharing the SmartBear story with partners and helping to tailor their market strategy to the region. I love what I do and look forward to the continued growth and challenges that will arise from working at SmartBear. Also, I work with fantastic people who aren't afraid to work hard and have fun doing it.” 

Christina Lowe
SmartBear Partner Marketing Manager

“As a Product Manager with over 20 years of experience in the Software Development industry, I can say that SmartBear knows what it takes to build great software products that make a difference!  This is made possible by the unique SmartBear team and working environment where each member is enabled to make a significant impact, thus allowing one to feel respected and valued. What I enjoy the most about SmartBear is that important decisions are made collectively and efficiently, and when you walk in the door each morning, you feel like there is a lot of energy and passion! It is a great feeling to be a member of a tightly-knit team where everyone matters!”

Masha Kozinets
Director of Product Management, Product Owner

"Do you want rocket-ship potential? I did. I wanted to be somewhere with incredible software, and an even more incredible team, so I went looking for that and found it in SmartBear… and a whole lot more. I soon realized that on top of recent insane growth achievements and even more ambitious future growth plans, I was joining a company that is the market leader in software quality for the connected world.

Our software helps make your software better. This is about as ROCK SOLID as you could hope for in a company and opportunity. The market is ever expanding, and our products are preferred by OVER 3+ MILLION USERS! Oh, and we have free lunches, a game room, fantastic earning potential, and just so happen to be located in a beautiful brand new office at Assembly Row, Somerville! Long story short, the management team has been here before, and they know how to grow this company and your career along with it. They promote from within all the time, and they’re providing real leadership and sales training. This is the BEST opportunity in Boston, and I’m happy to be a part of the ride up."

Chris Bane
Sales Manager

"Near 8 years with the company as one of the original 5 territory managers and it has been quite a ride. SmartBear has been everything an employee could ever want from great benefits to opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. Being part of a fast growing company with a huge focus on developing their employees and promoting from within presents lots of avenues for career advancement and professional development.

Having held numerous positions here, I can say that senior management always works to put you in a role that is equally challenging and rewarding for both you and the company. Work hard and SmartBear will do the same to ensure the success of your career in technology."

Gerry McManus
Strategic Sales

“The people, culture, winning mentality and everyone pulling in the same direction is what makes SmartBear such a great place to work… I was welcomed into the SmartBear family from day one and feel that SmartBear have supported and invested in me and genuinely want to bring out the best of my talents and abilities. I am delighted to be part of this team and look forward to the long successful journey ahead."

Ronan Trainor
Technical Sales Engineer, EMEA

"One of the biggest benefits to working at SmartBear is the amount of sales training you will receive.  There is always new stuff to learn and the training helps everyone stay informed on the latest industry trends to ensure employees are successful. The vision and goals of the company are clearly laid out, and I admire the company’s determination to achieve better than expected results while continuously perfecting process. The people I work with are fantastic; everyone is willing to lend a helping hand, regardless of their title.  I feel like I know everyone here and I haven’t even worked a full year yet.  

SmartBear is also great at feeding their employees (maybe it’s because SmartBear’s are always hungry?).  Whether it is end of month bagels, end of quarter lunches, summer lunch series Fridays, learn trainings, and I always get a couple free meals (not to mention popcorn, coffee, and snacks daily)."

Jacob Hume
Territory Account Manager

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