SmartBear Names New VP of Products, Test and Development
December 02, 2016
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SmartBear Software named Ryan Lloyd as VP of Products, Test and Development.

Lloyd 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, Lloyd was VP, Product Management and Strategy at product lifecycle management company, PTC. He has spent more than 15 years developing deep domain knowledge in software engineering.

“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, Lloyd 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, Lloyd 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, Lloyd 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. He 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, Lloyd 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 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.”

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