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Brien Henderson Joins SmartBear as Vice President of Global Sales, Monitoring Products

Sales Veteran from IDC, Brien Henderson Brings 25 Years of Experience to Expand Worldwide Deployment of SmartBear’s AlertSite Website Monitoring Tools to Businesses of All Sizes
Beverly, Mass. — June 26, 2013 — Brien Henderson is now Vice President of Global Sales, Monitoring Products at SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide. He comes from IDC, the world’s second largest IT research and advisory firm, where he spent more than a decade, most recently as Group Vice President of Worldwide Sales for six of IDC's Insights Vertical Business Units. Brien will utilize his more than 25 years of experience in marketing, managing and selling industry research and consulting services as well as various application software solutions to extend the worldwide reach of SmartBear’s AlertSite to businesses of all sizes.
“Providing customers with an optimum online experience in order to maximize revenue has never been more important to small, medium and enterprise businesses,” said Diane Albano, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer at SmartBear. “Thousands of customers have relied on AlertSite’s services to ensure the highest quality website monitoring, but the opportunity to expand the reach is tremendous. Brien’s success, including high-growth into vertical industries for IDC, will allow us to capitalize on many opportunities for SmartBear’s website performance monitoring tools.”
Brien has over 25 years of achievements in marketing, managing and selling sophisticated, subscription-based industry research and services, eLearning content and technology, as well as hardware and banking application software to Global 2000 organizations, financial institutions, technology providers and consulting firms in international and U.S. markets. He was Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Financial Insights, an IDC Company, Manager of Northeast Regional Sales at SkillSoft and Director of Sales & Marketing at TowerGroup, now the Corporate Executive Board (CEB). He also served as Manager of European Operations for NSS Corp, a retail banking software firm, and IBM’s largest financial services VAR at the time. He has a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree from The University of Virginia.
“SmartBear is a hard-charging, dynamic software company with an energetic group of highly-talented people,” said Brien Henderson. “I look forward to helping SmartBear achieve new levels of growth not only by working closely with the team, but by understanding and delivering on the post-deployment monitoring needs of the thousands of clients and prospects worldwide.”
AlertSite delivers award-winning website performance monitoring to small, medium and enterprise businesses for the best possible online user experience, optimizing web services for revenue and business growth. To register for a free trial of AlertSite or to get pricing and more information, visit:

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:, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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