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SmartBear Adds Chief People Officer to Executive Leadership Team

Anne Scanlon brings 20 years of experience to further accelerate HR initiatives on the heels of successful growth year


SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Jan. 21, 2020 — SmartBear, the driver behind the industry’s leading tools for ensuring quality software delivery, has added Anne Scanlon to the company’s executive leadership team as Chief People Officer. Anne is responsible for leading the company’s global human resources function, including employee and culture development, talent acquisition, and retention and change management. She has more than 20 years of experience leading Human Resources at various high-growth companies.

“As we continue to grow globally and prioritize employee engagement, Anne will be incredibly valuable in helping us to succeed,” said Justin Teague, CEO of SmartBear. “Anne’s leadership and expertise will further accelerate the HR initiatives underway by our team.”

Anne comes to SmartBear from Aptus Health, Inc. a subsidiary of Merck and Co., Inc. where she was the Chief Human Resources Officer. Previously, she held global HR leadership roles at ACI Worldwide, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and EMC. She specializes in building and sustaining a positive employee experience as well as developing strategic partnerships with executives to help scale and support company vision.

Anne has a bachelor’s degree in business operations and master’s degree in human resources from Northeastern University. She has a master’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University.

SmartBear was named a BostInno 50 on Fire company in 2019, honoring the fast-growing businesses and influential people driving Boston forward. Most recently, the company was named on Built In Boston’s prestigious Best Places to Work in 2020 list.

About SmartBear
SmartBear is behind the software that empowers developers, testers, and operations engineers at more than 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 such as SwaggerHub, Cucumber, SoapUI, Zephyr, TestComplete, and many more are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. These tools are backed by a team of people who are passionate about helping you create software that transforms our world. Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear. For more information, visit:, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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