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SmartBear Appoints Chief Revenue Officer to Drive the Next Phase of Global Growth


With 25 Years of High-Growth Software Industry Experience, Frank Roe
Now Leads SmartBear's Revenue Operations

the leader in software quality tools for teams, appointed Frank
as the company's new Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). He comes most
recently from Oracle
as Area Vice President of U.S. - East Sales for its Human Capital
Management (HCM) Cloud Business Unit. Roe is responsible for the
strategy, planning, and execution of global revenue operations at
SmartBear. He will drive revenue growth, international expansion, and
acquisition integration. He has 25 years of experience in software with
a highly successful career in scaling sales, services, and marketing
operations globally for SaaS applications, development, deployment, and
integration markets.

"SmartBear is in the middle of a rapid growth phase," said Justin
, CEO of SmartBear. "As we take the company to the next level,
we need leadership that can help us expand globally, work with our
channel partners, and better serve our customers. Frank brings an
innovative perspective with 25 years of experience leading high
performing sales teams in a similar frictionless, high velocity model,
and I'm confident he will be a tremendous asset to the team."

Prior to Oracle, Roe was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Rogue
Wave Software where he drove double digit organic revenue growth and
integrated multiple acquired companies, capitalizing on cross selling
opportunities. He worked at RSD as Senior Vice President, Worldwide
Sales where he transformed the 35-year organization, moving it from an
archiving centric solution company into becoming the global and
recognized leader of the new and emerging information governance market.
He was Director, Global Sales at Progress Software for more than six
years, and held various sales roles at Incentive Systems and Deloitte
Consulting. He began his career as a strategy consultant at Andersen
Consulting. He has a bachelor's degree in business from the University
of Massachusetts at Amherst - Isenberg School of Management.

"Software quality is job No. 1 in today's fast paced world of
development, and SmartBear is committed to providing a frictionless
experience for software developers and testers with world class tools
that are easy to try, buy, and use," said Roe. "SmartBear is leading the
industry with great tools, a passionate customer base, and a strong
executive team – and they are backed by the strong private equity firm, Francisco

About SmartBear Software

Supporting more than six million software professionals and over 22,000
companies 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:,
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