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Amy Cohn Named Chief People Officer at SmartBear

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and visibility solutions, named Amy Cohn as its new chief people officer, highlighting the company’s dedication to fostering a high-performing team, delivering exceptional experiences to global customers, and fueling growth and expansion. A more than 20-year veteran of the HR industry, Cohn was most recently chief people officer at Allego. She joins SmartBear at a pivotal time of transformation, innovation, and growth for the company, driven by AI and automation. Cohn will help guide the SmartBear team, with more than 850 employees, in support of its global customer base through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Her leadership will be instrumental in paving the way to achieve the company’s $500 million milestone.  

“As we approach and extend past half a billion in revenue, Amy will play a crucial role in fostering a culture where high-performing teams thrive,” says Frank Roe, CEO of SmartBear. “Amy’s extensive experience and passion for cultivating exceptional talent make her the perfect fit to lead our people-first approach, empowering employees to innovate in all areas, including all our AI capabilities. Together, we look forward to shaping an environment where every individual can thrive and contribute to our customers’ success.”  

Cohn leads SmartBear’s global people and culture teams, overseeing talent and people strategies, culture, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, including diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). With over 15 years of leadership experience at organizations like Quickbase, where she served as chief people officer, Cohn is dedicated to developing strong leaders. She is committed to fostering a company culture that supports SmartBear’s business goals and strategies while meeting the needs and aspirations of employees worldwide during this pivotal period.  

“During this exciting phase of growth and innovation at SmartBear, I am committed to developing leaders who will drive our future successes,” Cohn says. “Together, we’re establishing a foundation of strategic leadership that is crucial for our ongoing expansion and innovation.”  

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