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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.
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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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