SmartBear Software Names New CMO and SVP of Development
August 08, 2014
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SmartBear Software 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 GM of the Storage Virtualization business unit at NetApp. He was also VP of Marketing at Onaro and VP of Product Marketing and Strategy at Egenera, a pioneer in the server virtualization and blade server industry. Semple 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 US 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 VP of Engineering at Dell Software, VKernel Division. Prior to Dell, Fonarev was VP 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. Fonarev has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Boston University.

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