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SmartBear Names Vice President of Products for Development and Testing

Kevin Gillis Brings More Than 20 Years of Executive Product Management Experience to Advance Development and Testing Efforts at SmartBear
Somerville, MA — May 19, 2015 — SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, has named Kevin Gillis as Vice President of Products Development and Testing for SmartBear’s software quality tools. Kevin is responsible for the direction and execution of the company’s collaboration and testing tools, including Collaborator, AQtime Pro, TestComplete, QAComplete and LoadComplete.
 
“Kevin has extensive experience managing multi-product teams in dynamic markets and high growth businesses,” said Doug McNary, CEO of SmartBear. “His experience will be a valuable addition to our team as we continue to build upon our success in the development and testing tools market.”
 
Kevin has more than 20 years of executive product management experience and is credited with more than 100 product releases, ranging from 1.0 products and services to sourcing, and successfully integrated 10 mergers and acquisitions, together generating over $600 million in sales. He served Ipswitch for more than 10 years, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Development and Customer Advocacy where he helped to drive rapid growth at the company. He was Director of Product Management at Trellix/Interland and Into Networks and Product Manager at Lotus/IBM. Kevin holds a degree from the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
 
“I'm excited about joining a leading, fast-growing company with proven leadership and respected products that are shaping the industry while also recognized as a great place to work,” said Kevin Gillis. “SmartBear fits the bill on all accounts.”
 
SmartBear was recently cited as a Strong Performer in the April 17, 2015 report, “The Forrester Wave™: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools, Q2 2015” (access requires subscription). SmartBear scored among the highest in install base/growth under Market Presence.
 
For more information on SmartBear’s software testing tools, visit: http://smartbear.com/products/testing/.
 
For more information on SmartBear’s development and collaboration tools, visit: http://smartbear.com/products/dev/.
 
 

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: http://smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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