Vice President of Products, Test and Development
As Vice President of Products, Test and Development at SmartBear, Ryan Lloyd leads the direction and growth of SmartBear’s industry leading test and development tools, ensuring entire software teams, including developers, testers and operations, address their biggest challenges amidst market changes. Previously, Ryan was Vice President, Product Management and Strategy at product lifecycle management company, PTC. He has spent more than 15 years developing deep domain knowledge in software engineering.
For more than 10 years, Ryan held several product management roles at MKS Inc., before the company was acquired by PTC in 2011. MKS was the developer of an industry-leading platform for software application lifecycle management (ALM). While at MKS, Ryan developed significant international experience, spending six years in the UK and extensive time in Europe and Asia Pacific as the company established a presence in Germany and Japan. While at PTC, Ryan led the subscription transition for the ALM business, was a key business sponsor behind PTC’s acquisition of ThingWorx and led the development of strategies for modernizing the business through the introduction of a new SaaS product. Ryan began his career as an embedded software engineer for an aerospace start-up. He holds multiple Agile certifications from the Scrum Alliance.
From 2008-2012, Ryan served as an Executive Board member of the Waterloo Community Arts Centre in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a judge and mentor for MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet.