With 20 years of tech experience, Christine Whichard has been promoted to Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at SmartBear.

She is taking on this new position in addition to her current responsibilities as SVP of IT Services and Infrastructure. Whichard joined SmartBear more than four years ago and has been an instrumental leader in the company’s cybersecurity plans, including an overhaul of its Information Security program.

Whichard has a successful record of accomplishments spanning over 20 years with a unique balance of both business and technical experience. Most recently, she has been leading the IT and Business Intelligence departments at SmartBear, supporting multiple divisions, locations, and employees worldwide, ensuring operational technical efficiency.

Prior to SmartBear, Christine was SVP, Client Engagement and Operations at Videology (now part of Amobee) for nearly seven years. She was also Senior Director of the Technology Solutions Group at Merkle, a global performance marketing company supporting nearly 10,000 employees and 50 locations. She has held various roles in data analytics for Advertising.com and Medstar Health, among others.

“I am excited to take on this new role for SmartBear with continued support from my team as well as shine a light for women contemplating an education and career in the field of cybersecurity,” says Whichard.