SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, is emphasizing its people and culture investment with the appointment of Veronica Curran as the company’s new Chief People & Culture Officer. Most recently, Veronica was Chief People Officer at Alumni Ventures (AV) where she led people strategy and culture. She brings 15 years of experience and investment in talent, onboarding, and culture programs at various disruptive global tech companies.
“Veronica brings an extensive background in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), talent, and various culture programs that will help SmartBear continue to deliver exceptional employee experiences as we scale and grow during these unprecedented times,” said Frank Roe, CEO of SmartBear. “Throughout her career, Veronica’s passion for building strong teams and leading with authenticity, a strong work ethic, and honesty have been her driving force. We are thrilled to welcome her to SmartBear as we continue to build and cultivate our global team amidst record company growth.”
While at AV, Veronica focused significantly on building the company’s talent acquisition strategy, culture and engagement efforts around the future of work, talent development through AV’s first onboarding program, DEI programs, and people operations processes and policies. She was VP of Global People & Culture Operations at Flywire, responsible for all P&C operations, talent acquisition, and office teams in APAC, EMEA, and the Americas.
Veronica has held numerous key people and talent roles at various fast growing companies, including Mendix, Turbonomic, and Bain Capital Ventures.
“Company culture is our strongest tool to attract, hire, and retain the best talent, particularly in today’s challenging work environment,” said Veronica Curran. “It has long been my goal to foster a culture of respect and trust to motivate and energize employees to always do their best work, all while treating every employee first as a human being. I look forward to partnering with Frank and the rest of the SmartBear team on our shared vision to empower all team members to thrive and grow across every stage of their journey as SmartBear continues on its impressive growth trajectory.”
To further its commitment to people and experiences, SmartBear is making global investments in their offices around the world, including its headquarters in Somerville, Massachusetts as well as Galway, Ireland; Bath, England; and Wroclaw, Poland.
In January, SmartBear announced its global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiative, spanning four primary pillars: Community, Sustainability, Governance, and Diversity with the goal of fostering a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce companywide.
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