SmartBear Celebrates Top Partners Around the World in First Annual Awards

At partner kickoff event, SmartBear recognizes 9 partners for high business volume and profitability while launching Partner Learning Academy
SOMERVILLE, Mass. — March 16, 2023 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and visibility tools, presented its first annual partner awards to nine partners in various regions around the world at its partner kickoff event earlier this month. Four partners were recognized with APAC Partner Awards and five were recognized with EMEA/North America/India Partner Awards. SmartBear also launched its new Partner Learning Academy, a self-learning platform dedicated to educating and enabling partners’ success. 

“Congratulations to our top partners who earned an award for outstanding success, a tremendous accomplishment among our large and growing partner ecosystem,” said Darin Welfare, Senior Vice President International Sales & Channel at SmartBear. “SmartBear partners play a critical role in helping software development teams see problems ahead of time and shorten the path to delivering great software. We look forward to extending our program designed to support both seasoned and new worldwide partners in uncovering new possibilities while growing their businesses and increasing profitability.” 

The APAC Partner Award winners for 2022 are: 

  • APAC Partner of the Year 2022: Aquion (Australia) 
  • Enterprise Business Hunter: SLEXN (Korea) 
  • Most Driven Marketer: DragonSoft (China) 
  • Best Newcomer: BnK Solution (Vietnam) 

The EMEA/North America/India Partner Award winners for 2022 are: 

“We have valued our partnership with SmartBear for more than 14 years now,” said Dale Foster, CEO of Climb Channel Solutions. “We are honored to have received a 2022 partner award, and we look forward to our joint success in 2023 and beyond.” 

SmartBear has several free dedicated resources to ensure partner success. The new Partner Learning Academy training is delivered in a self-paced, video format. Partners receive certification upon completion of each course. 

The SmartBear Partner Program is designed to assist partners with low touch, high volume business with significant cross-sell opportunities, shorter sales cycles, and faster time to revenue. SmartBear strategic partners are part of a globally growing network of solution providers, including distributors, consultants, systems integrators (SI), technology deployment consultancies, and value-added resellers (VARs). 

To learn more about the SmartBear Partner Program, visit: 

About SmartBear

SmartBear is pioneering innovation in software development, embracing AI’s transformative potential. The company’s AI-powered intuitive solution hubs, featuring HaloAI, give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, SmartBear meets customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. The company is committed to ethical corporate practices, including responsible AI that integrates accountability and transparency across its technology stack, and to social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities it serves. Learn more at, or follow on LinkedIn, X, or Facebook.