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SmartBear Software Names New Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Development

SmartBear Software, the choice of more than two million software professionals for building and delivering the world’s best applications, today announced Bryan Semple as Chief Marketing Officer and Dmitry Fonarev as Senior Vice President of Development. Both served at VKernel, the former leading provider of capacity management solutions for virtual server infrastructures, acquired by Quest Software and then Dell.

Prior to joining SmartBear, Bryan Semple was CMO at Dell, VKernel Division. Prior to Dell, he served as General Manager of the Storage Virtualization business unit at NetApp. He was also Vice President of Marketing at Onaro and Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at Egenera, a pioneer in the server virtualization and blade server industry. He authored and illustrated, “Digital CMO's Guide to Marketing Measurement,” detailing the processes and measurements required to operate a real-time, high-velocity lead generation system for B2B marketers. He has a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dmitry Fonarev has more than 20 years of experience in enterprise, application, SaaS and embedded software development as well as extensive experience with managing multiple on and offshore teams across various product development functions. He was previously Vice President of Engineering at Dell Software, VKernel Division. Prior to Dell, Dmitry was Vice President of Quality Assurance at Intralinks and led software development at Soapstone. He also held various leadership roles in software development at Nortel, Bay Networks and Wellfleet Communications. Dmitry has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Boston University.

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About SmartBear Software

SmartBear is the choice of more than two million software professionals and over 25,000 organizations in 90 countries that use its products to build and deliver the world’s best software applications. The company’s user centric application management solutions support the key software delivery processes of development, testing, API readiness and application performance management across desktop, Web and mobile platforms. With millions of developers, testers and operations teams already using its products, SmartBear is profitable, growing, global and poised to support the emergence of DevOps. Be a smart bear. Get started building and delivering the planet’s next great application at www.smartbear.com.

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