SmartBear Software Appoints Betty Zakheim as VP of Product Strategy
Sep 18, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
SmartBear Software named Betty Zakheim, a 30-year software industry veteran and former IBM/Rational, as Vice President of Product Strategy.
Betty's software career spans nearly 30 years in a range of roles and organizations. She spent the first 10 years of her career as an engineer and engineering manager at companies including General Electric, Raytheon, GenRad, Xerox and Interleaf. She then served in more commercial roles as a product manager and marketing executive at companies such as InConcert, Lightbridge, IONA, Progress Software, CopperEye and IBM/Rational.
Most recently, Betty ran her own consulting firm, Outside In Solutions, where she counseled software companies on go-to-market strategies. She is a member of the board of directors of The Boston Club, a group of executives for the advancement of women in leadership roles and serves as chair of its technology committee.
"Betty's software engineering background has given her a deep understanding about why quality matters to developers and software users," said Joe Krivickas, CEO at SmartBear. "Both her marketing knowledge as well as her passion and roots developing high-quality software makes her an invaluable asset for both our company and our customers."
SmartBear develops tools to ensure the quality and performance of desktop, mobile, Web and cloud-based applications.
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