SmartBear Emphasizes Company Culture and People Investment Amidst Record Growth with New Chief People Officer

Veronica Curran brings 15 years of investing in people and culture at disruptive global tech companies to SmartBear amidst record growth
Somerville, MA — July 26, 2022 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, is emphasizing its people and culture investment with the appointment of Veronica Curran as the company’s new Chief People & Culture Officer. Most recently, Veronica was Chief People Officer at Alumni Ventures (AV) where she led people strategy and culture. She brings 15 years of experience and investment in talent, onboarding, and culture programs at various disruptive global tech companies. 

“Veronica brings an extensive background in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), talent, and various culture programs that will help SmartBear continue to deliver exceptional employee experiences as we scale and grow during these unprecedented times,” said Frank Roe, CEO of SmartBear. “Throughout her career, Veronica’s passion for building strong teams and leading with authenticity, a strong work ethic, and honesty have been her driving force. We are thrilled to welcome her to SmartBear as we continue to build and cultivate our global team amidst record company growth.” 

While at AV, Veronica focused significantly on building the company’s talent acquisition strategy, culture and engagement efforts around the future of work, talent development through AV’s first onboarding program, DEI programs, and people operations processes and policies. She was VP of Global People & Culture Operations at Flywire, responsible for all P&C operations, talent acquisition, and office teams in APAC, EMEA, and the Americas.  

Veronica has held numerous key people and talent roles at various fast growing companies, including Mendix, Turbonomic, and Bain Capital Ventures.  

“Company culture is our strongest tool to attract, hire, and retain the best talent, particularly in today’s challenging work environment,” said Veronica Curran. “It has long been my goal to foster a culture of respect and trust to motivate and energize employees to always do their best work, all while treating every employee first as a human being. I look forward to partnering with Frank and the rest of the SmartBear team on our shared vision to empower all team members to thrive and grow across every stage of their journey as SmartBear continues on its impressive growth trajectory.” 

To further its commitment to people and experiences, SmartBear is making global investments in their offices around the world, including its headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts as well as Galway, Ireland; Bath, England; and Wroclaw, Poland. 

In January, SmartBear announced its global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiative, spanning four primary pillars: Community, Sustainability, Governance, and Diversity with the goal of fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce companywide.  

About SmartBear

SmartBear provides a portfolio of trusted tools that give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality through test management and automation, API development lifecycle, and application stability, ensuring each software release is better than the last. Our award winning tools include SwaggerHub, TestComplete, Bugsnag, ReadyAPI, Zephyr, and Pactflow, among others. 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, we meet customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. SmartBear is committed to ethical corporate practices and social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities we serve. Learn more at smartbear.com, or follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
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