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Caitlin Buxton Named Vice President, Global Channel Sales at SmartBear

CRN’s Most Powerful Women of the Channel in 2012, Caitlin Buxton Brings Veteran Experience to Expand SmartBear’s Reach through Domestic and International Channel
Beverly, Mass. — May 07, 2013 — Caitlin Buxton has been named Vice President, Global Channel Sales at
SmartBear Software, provider of software quality tools used by more than one million developers and testers worldwide. Caitlin is a channel veteran with 15 years of experience in developing and executing channel strategies, increasing channel revenue and implementing award-winning channel partner programs for numerous companies. She was recognized by CRN as 2012 Channel Chief, 2012 Most Powerful Women of the Channel and 2010 Top 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel.
“Caitlin’s channel sales leadership experience is key to the execution of our global channel strategy, including increasing our domestic and international reach,” said Diane Albano, Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer at SmartBear. “Her channel experience and many successful accomplishments will allow us to better support existing partners and increase our product distribution worldwide.”
Caitlin comes from Ipswitch where she grew channel revenue from existing partners by over 20% and average revenue per reseller by over 25%. Under her leadership, the company was named Tech Data's 2011 Fast Start Vendor Partner of the Year. Previously she was Director, North American Channel Sales & Inside Sales at AVG where she earned the company many awards including Business Solutions Magazine’s Best Channel Vendor in 2009 and 2010 and CRN’s 5 Star Partner Program in 2010. She has also served Red Condor and Kaspersky Lab in channel management roles.

“My goal for SmartBear’s channel program is to support true partnerships, enabling everyone’s long term success,” said Caitlin Buxton. “Partnering with SmartBear provides the ability to grow your business by offering innovative products and services that WOW. I continue to reaffirm our commitment to our partner community to deliver a world class partner experience, backed by our core values of walking the talk and open, effective communication.”
Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @CaitlinBuxton2. For more information on SmartBear’s partner program, visit:

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than four million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 194 countries, SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible while helping teams ship code at nearly impossible velocities. With products for API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications, SmartBear equips every development, testing and operations team member with the tools to ensure quality at every stage of the software cycle. For more information, visit:, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.

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