|By Business Wire||
|December 1, 2016 08:00 AM EST|
SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for teams, named Ryan Lloyd as Vice President of Products, Test and Development. Ryan will lead the direction and growth of SmartBear’s industry leading test and development tools, ensuring entire software teams, including developers, testers and operations, address their biggest challenges amidst market changes. Most recently, Ryan was Vice President, Product Management and Strategy at product lifecycle management company, PTC. He has spent more than 15 years developing deep domain knowledge in software engineering.
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Ryan Lloyd, Vice President of Products, Test and Development, SmartBear Software (Photo: Business Wire)
“Ryan is very familiar with the challenges and problems that SmartBear’s customers are looking to solve most efficiently,” said Justin Teague, President and COO at SmartBear. “With broad go-to market experience having managed multiple, global products, he is positioned to respond to our customers’ changing needs as well as changing market trends. I look forward to him leading the efforts to further penetrate SmartBear’s testing and development product line into the global marketplace.”
For more than 10 years, Ryan held several product management roles at MKS Inc., before the company was acquired by PTC in 2011. MKS was the developer of an industry-leading platform for software application lifecycle management (ALM). While at MKS, Ryan developed significant international experience, spending six years in the UK and extensive time in Europe and Asia Pacific as the company established a presence in Germany and Japan. While at PTC, Ryan led the subscription transition for the ALM business, was a key business sponsor behind PTC’s acquisition of ThingWorx and led the development of strategies for modernizing the business through the introduction of a new SaaS product. Ryan began his career as an embedded software engineer for an aerospace start-up. He holds multiple Agile certifications from the Scrum Alliance.
From 2008-2012, Ryan served as an Executive Board member of the Waterloo Community Arts Centre in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a judge and mentor for MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet.
“Every company has become a software company with teams facing enormous pressure to deliver products more continuously and at higher levels of quality,” said Ryan Lloyd. “As a result, the testing tools market is growing at a rapid pace. SmartBear is uniquely positioned with a strong portfolio of products that meet the needs of the entire software team at all layers of the technology stack. I’m committed to helping SmartBear deliver great products that are easy to get started with and help customers on their journey to deliver world class software – while continuing to fuel strong growth with SmartBear’s core test and dev products.”
SmartBear’s comprehensive suite of testing and development tools help companies and teams to produce high quality software quickly and with more efficiency. SmartBear’s testing automation tools include UI test tools, TestLeft and TestComplete; cloud testing platform, CrossBrowserTesting; industry leading performance and load testing tool for websites and web apps, LoadComplete and the industry’s most flexible software testing management tool, QAComplete. For more information, visit: https://smartbear.com/products/best-software-testing-tools/.
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: http://smartbear.com, or for the SmartBear community, go to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+.
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