Dmitry Fonarev


Dmitry has over 20 years of experience building Products and software engineering Teams in venture-backed startups and PE owned companies.  Most recently he was Executive Vice President of Engineering and all things product and tech at SmartBear, one of the prominent Software Tools vendors.  Dmitry was an integral part of SmartBear’s growth, growing the company’s portfolio organically, via multiple acquisitions, and commitment to Open Source.

One failed startup + One IPO + Three (1 Strategic and 2 PE) successful exits later Dmitry is passionate about making a difference: getting things done, delivering creative solutions, removing obstacles, helping people and having fun: working with motivated people, solving complex challenges, making decisions, taking risks, learning from mistakes, Winning!

In addition to that Dmitry serves as an Advisor and Coach to growth stage companies, CEOs, CPOs and CTOs.