SmartBear, a software development and quality tools provider based in Boston, US, has made two senior hires in the talent acquisition and diversity and inclusion communications spaces.
Mike Costello is the new Vice President of Talent Acquisition, this appointment comes as the firm embarks on a global recruitment drive after a year of significant growth.
Costello’s previous role was at real estate investment company, American Tower, where he was Director, Talent Acquisition. Prior to that, he held various recruitment roles at the company and “hired and developed highly diverse and productive individuals while driving high levels of performance in all areas of responsibility.”
He also worked at construction contracting company, Suffolk Construction for over five years in various recruitment positions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Boston University.
SmartBear has also made another significant D&I appointment with Amber Haskell who is the company’s new Diversity, Inclusion, and Communications Manager. She joins SmartBear from investment firm, MFS Investment Management where she spent seven years in various diversity leadership roles.
In terms of workplace diversity and inclusion, earlier this year SmartBear received a ‘Built In Boston’s Best Places to Work 2021 Award’ for the third year running.
On Costello’s appointment, Anne Scanlon, Chief People Officer at SmartBear said: “SmartBear continues to experience rapid growth as every company evolves to meet the demands of customers in this digital age and works to ensure their software works as designed. Mike’s strategic leadership experience in talent acquisition for Fortune 500 companies will support us as we continue to build a diverse and productive team, strive for cultural excellence, and meet the changing needs of employees worldwide.”
Costello said: “I am thrilled to join SmartBear at this time of accelerating growth of not only our people, but also demand for our product portfolio. With a fantastic and unique global culture with our talented developers, entrepreneurs, and an overall world-class team already in place, I look forward to augmenting our teams by building on such a great foundation.”