SmartBear Software has appointed 25-year industry veteran Richard Haak as chief financial officer (CFO). Haak comes to SmartBear with a highly successful record in senior financial leadership positions in publicly traded and privately held organisations, managing financial, legal and human resource (HR) functions for technology firms.
Throughout his career, Haak has built high-performance financial and administrative support teams while creating value-added partnerships with operating management. He served as CFO for several organisations, including Enterasys Networks, a US$350m enterprise network infrastructure provider, and EqualLogic, a US$130m provider of storage area networks designed for mid-size enterprises. Haak led EqualLogic through an initial public offering (IPO) filing process, and ultimately an acquisition by Dell for US$1.375bn.
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