SmartBear Names New VP of Talent Acquisition

Mike Costello brings 13+ years of talent acquisition experience as SmartBear continues to build and support a worldwide team
Somerville — May 26, 2021 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, has named Mike Costello as the company’s new Vice President of Talent Acquisition. Mike comes from American Tower where he spent the last eight years in various recruitment roles, most recently as Director, Talent Acquisition. SmartBear experienced a record, double-digit year of growth in 2020 and is hiring worldwide across sales, development, customer support, and more. 

“SmartBear continues to experience rapid growth as every company evolves to meet the demands of customers in this digital age and works to ensure their software works as designed,” said Anne Scanlon, Chief People Officer at SmartBear. “Mike’s strategic leadership experience in talent acquisition for Fortune 500 companies will support us as we continue to build a diverse and productive team, strive for cultural excellence, and meet the changing needs of employees worldwide.” 

While at American Tower, Mike hired and developed highly diverse and productive individuals while driving high levels of performance in all areas of responsibility. He also served Suffolk Construction for more than five years in various recruitment positions. Mike is a former Boston University men's basketball captain with a four-year career as a shooting guard and small forward. He began his career in sales after receiving a bachelor’s degree in sociology from BU. He subsequently joined the Terriers' basketball staff as assistant coach in 2003 for four seasons where he assisted with recruiting efforts, academic advising, and counseling. 

“I am thrilled to join SmartBear at this time of accelerating growth of not only our people, but also demand for our product portfolio,” said Mike Costello. “With a fantastic and unique global culture with our talented developers, entrepreneurs, and an overall world-class team already in place, I look forward to augmenting our teams by building on such a great foundation.” 

SmartBear also hired Amber Haskell as the company’s new Diversity, Inclusion, and Communications Manager. Amber comes from MFS Investment Management where she spent seven years in various diversity leadership roles.  

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a major initiative at SmartBear. The company was honored earlier this year with a Built In Boston’s Best Places to Work 2021 Award.  

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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.