openPR Logo
Press release

SmartBear Expands Leadership Team with New CMO, Product and Marketing Executives amid Strong Growth

07-11-2019 08:19 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: SmartBear Software

/ PR Agency: BroadPR
SmartBear Expands Leadership Team with New CMO, Product

https://smartbear.com/news/news-releases/smartbear-expands-leadership-team-with-new-cmo,-pr/

SmartBear Hires Tech Marketing Veteran Cynthia Gumbert as CMO to Support Expanding Markets and Rapid Growth

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — July 10, 2019 — SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, has strengthened its leadership team with several new additions, including Cynthia Gumbert as Chief Marketing Officer. Additionally, Emmanuel Paraskakis joins the company as Vice President of Product Management, Courtney Cunnane as Vice President of Demand Generation, and Safaa Khairalla as Vice President of Product Delivery & Operations.

“Strengthening our team allows us to keep expanding our product portfolio, build awareness, and meet growing global demand for our company’s products,” said Justin Teague, CEO of SmartBear. “Cynthia’s experience in marketing leadership at some of the most successful fast growth startups as well as top technology brands makes her the ideal person to lead the marketing organization. Emmanuel, Courtney, and Safaa bring unparalleled talent in product strategic leadership, demand growth, and operations.”

Gumbert brings more than 20 years of software and hardware experience, having held leadership positions at CA Technologies, Dell, and fast-growing technology startups. Most recently, she led the marketing organization at Quick Base. As a business executive dedicated to both brand growth and driving a quantitative approach for results, Gumbert has repeatedly supported double-digit and triple-digit growth at startups. She built the global demand center for Dell, overseeing a large-scale global rollout of a demand generation process and tools used by thousands of marketers. She has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from MIT, a master’s degree from Tufts University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

“I started my career as an engineer many years ago and gravitated toward tech industry marketing in order to combine creative problem-solving with data and analytics to bring new innovations to market,” said Gumbert. “Everyone at SmartBear impresses with their creative drive and dedication to the open source communities we support, including Swagger, SoapUI, and the recent acquisition of Cucumber. The innovation here and deep understanding of how to help improve the efficiency of developers, test, and quality engineers is impressive. I am excited and honored to work alongside the team at SmartBear and its communities.”

Most recently, Paraskakis led product management for API tooling at Apiary and Oracle and has been delivering APIs as a product manager for the past 10 years. He is an advocate for the Design-First approach to building services and for using an API Definition throughout the API Lifecycle, to render clients and documentation, but also to configure API Management and automate monitoring and testing.

“I’m thrilled to be joining SmartBear,” said Paraskakis. “I’m impressed with the breadth of API and testing products the company offers as well as the aggressive rollout of new products and acquisitions. I believe that APIs and Microservices make it easier for a wider range of developers to create new applications, as they can easily incorporate new functionality without having to create it from scratch every time. Thus, having great APIs and the ability to deliver them efficiently and accurately is essential for the future of software development.”

Previously, Cunnane spent nine years at Experian and brings more than a decade of experience in demand and revenue generation and pipeline building, as well as a strong track record of partnering with Sales to scale new offerings and expand share of wallet with existing customers. This will be valuable for SmartBear as it manages a fast growing customer base, new demands for its tools, and stronger pipeline growth.

“I love that marketers get to craft a story and figure out how best to interact with our target customers throughout the buying process,” said Cunnane. “SmartBear impresses me with its market engagement and wide array of products to support the DevOps lifecycle, and I see massive potential in this business. SmartBear has a strong demand generation foundation, and I’m excited to lead a team that scales to meet the needs of customers and the broader market.”

Khairalla joins SmartBear from Carbon Black where she held leadership roles in corporate strategy as well as product and program management. She brings over a decade of global experience in building and strengthening strategic and technical delivery capabilities and in helping companies operationally scale during hyper growth periods.

“The tech industry’s rapid growth makes continuous innovation, agile delivery, and effective operations a necessity,” said Khairalla. “SmartBear has some of the best DevOps lifecycle products in the market in addition to its focus on open source, an aggressive acquisitions strategy, and some of the best in class talent. I am looking forward to working alongside the SmartBear team during this exciting time.”

SmartBear is strengthening its team with additional internal promotions to VP roles in sales and services. The executive expansion is helping the company to keep pace with fast-moving requirements for software development tools – from performance and API testing, service virtualization, and code quality, to microservices and DevOps.

SmartBear is well known as a leader, innovator, and influencer in the market, recently recognized on the SD Times 100.

All trademarks recognized.
#

Tracy Wemett
BroadPR for SmartBear
450 Artisan Way
Somerville, MA 02145
+1-617-868-5031
tracy@broadpr.com

About SmartBear Software
SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at over 20,000 of the world’s most innovative organizations including Adobe, JetBlue, MasterCard, and Microsoft. More than 6 million people use our tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster. Our high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit: http://smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook.

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release SmartBear Expands Leadership Team with New CMO, Product and Marketing Executives amid Strong Growth here

News-ID: 1801204 • Views: 152

More Releases from SmartBear Software

SmartBear to Offer Unmatched GraphQL Support and Enhanced UX with Release of Rea …
https://smartbear.com/news/news-releases/smartbear-to-offer-unmatched-graphql-support-and-e/ ReadyAPI 3.0 focuses on increased efficiency for software teams tasked with accelerating the testing and delivery of high-quality APIs SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Nov. 12, 2019 – SmartBear, the driver behind the industry’s leading tools for ensuring quality software delivery, has released ReadyAPI 3.0. This latest release addresses the increasing requirement for organizations to consistently deliver high-quality APIs in order to meet accelerated business demands within compressed release cycles.
SmartBear Further Strengthens Leadership Position by Bringing New Test Automatio …
https://smartbear.com/news/news-releases/smartbear-further-strengthens-leadership-position/ SmartBear Announces New Product Integrations and Functionality to Streamline Development by Bringing Together the Power of Test Automation and Test Management with Native Jira Experience SOMERVILLE, Mass. — April 10, 2019 — SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, announced four new product integrations between its test management solution, Zephyr, and its leading test automation tools, SoapUI Pro, TestComplete, CrossBrowserTesting, and
SmartBear Goes All In at Atlassian Summit 2019 in Las Vegas
https://smartbear.com/news/news-releases/smartbear-goes-all-in-at-atlassian-summit-2019/ SmartBear Goes All In at Atlassian Summit 2019 in Las Vegas SmartBear Experts Hit the Stage, Offer Personalized Demos, and Give out Envy-Inducing Prizes at Atlassian Summit – April 9-11, 2019 – Las Vegas SOMERVILLE, Mass. - April 05, 2019 - SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, is going all in at Atlassian Summit 2019, taking place on Tuesday, April
SmartBear Automates Performance Testing in CI/CD Pipelines with New LoadNinja AP …
https://smartbear.com/news/news-releases/smartbear-automates-performance-testing-in-ci-cd/ SmartBear Automates Performance Testing in CI/CD Pipelines with New LoadNinja API, Extending Revolutionary Load Testing Approach For the First Time Ever, Agile and DevOps Teams Can Test Continuously Using Tens of Thousands of Real Browsers for Unprecedented Load Testing Accuracy SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Mar. 25, 2019 — SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, released a new REST API for LoadNinja, enabling

All 5 Releases


More Releases for API

Tagraxofusp - API Insight, 2018
Tagraxofusp, sold under the brand name of Elzonris, is an Interleukin 3 (IL-3) conjugated truncated diphtheria toxin. It is composed of catalytic and translocation domains of diphtheria toxin fused via Met-His linker to a full-length human IL-3. Download the sample report @ https://www.pharmaproff.com/request-sample/1168 Tagraxofusp was developed by Stemline Therapeutics Inc. and was approved in December 2018, as the first therapy for blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm. This drug achieved approval after
Cabozantinib- API Insight, 2018
Cabozantinib, sold under the brand name of Cabometyx and Cometriq, is used for the treatment of medullary thyroid cancer and a second line treatment for renal cell carcinoma. It is a small molecule inhibitor of the tyrosine kinases c-Met and VEGFR2, and also inhibits AXL and RET. Download the sample report @ https://www.pharmaproff.com/request-sample/1164 Discovered and developed by Exelixis Inc., its side-effects include increased liver enzymes, diarrhea, low calcium, mouth sores, decreased
Tyk API Management v2.3
After months working-out in the gym, the new version of Tyk is ready to flex its muscles.   Tyk v2.3 is twice as fast, leaner, more extendable and is still available for FREE! London, United Kingdom 8th December, 2016. Tyk Technologies is pleased to announce the v2.3 release of Tyk, the popular open-source API Management platform.   Tyk v2.3 builds upon the success of previous releases. The feedback and contributions from Tyk’s thriving open source community, as well as enterprise clients, drove
Telecom API Helps Application Developers to Integrate Various API Services
Telecom API market represents an overall Application Programming Interface (API) services provided by telecom carriers, service providers and aggregators to application developers in order to create mobile applications. Telecom API helps application developers to integrate various services such as payment, voice, SMS and WebRTC into their mobile application. This helps application developers to enhance their customer experience and market their mobile applications among end-users. Telecom API provides many benefits to
Biotech API Surging Worldwide
According to a new research report by RNCOS, entitled “Global Biotech API Market Analysis”, geographies across the world are showing insurgent growth in the biotech API Industry. The US occupied more than half of the share in the global market in 2011, and is the largest producer of biotech APIs. Western European countries occupy around 15% share globally among which, the UK is the largest producer of biotechnology-based APIs. The
Global Biotech API Market Analysis
RNCOS has recently added a new Market Research Report titled, “Global Biotech API Market Analysis” to its report gallery. Biotech APIs contribute a very low share in the global API market with synthetic API’s accounting for majority of the formulations. However, with the revolutionary growth in the biopharmaceutical industry and gaining applications of biotech drugs, biotech API’s are sure to see a highly prospective market in the future. As per our