SmartBear, Job moves, Christina McCollum, Nikki Morcom. Head of ESG & Diversity, VP, Global Talent Acquisition & Culture, sustainability, diversity

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Christina McCollum and Nikki Morcom have taken up the new roles, based in Massachusetts and Bath respectively.

Software development and visibility tool provider SmartBear, has appointed Christina McCollum (pictured above, left), based at its corporate headquarters in Massachusetts, as Head of ESG & Diversity. This is with the objective of advancing the company’s global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and diversity missions, while promoting good in the local communities it serves worldwide.

In the same vein, Nikki Morcom (pictured above, right) has joined SmartBear as its new VP, Global Talent Acquisition & Culture, based in Bath, England, to drive global hiring and advance a multisite strategy with focus on diverse talent.

SmartBear has also unveiled office expansions in Somerville and Bath in November, to be followed by other global office expansions in 2023.

ESG & diversity head McCollum has served SmartBear for five years, most recently as Chief of Staff. She also founded SmartBear’s ESG programme in 2021.

Meanwhile, culture and hiring head Morcom brings 20 years of experience in recruitment and staffing. Prior to joining SmartBear, she was Senior Director, Talent Acquisition EMEA at UiPath.

Veronica Curran, Chief People & Culture Officer at SmartBear, commented: "As we continue to grow and scale globally, it is a top priority at SmartBear to meet the demand for ESG initiatives that our leadership team, employees, partners, and customers all want to see in the workplace.

"Welcoming Nikki to SmartBear will support our equitable people and culture goals and promoting Christina will allow us to support our sustainability initiatives every day.”

Since announcing its official hiring and retention and global ESG initiatives earlier this year, SmartBear has bolstered its employee roster by several hundred employees and developed a global site strategy. It also signed the Vista Climate Pledge, committing to annually measure, offset, and set reduction targets for carbon emissions.

SmartBear holds a global day of volunteering across its worldwide offices to clean up parks and beaches with participants in Somerville, Bath, and other offices around the world. SmartBear has measured its annual greenhouse gas emissions since 2019. The company’s headquarters in Somerville is a certified LEED building, aiding in the reduction of its annual carbon emissions. Company kitchens worldwide are stocked with reusable dishware and utensils, eliminating plastics in 2021.

SmartBear recently announced a partnership with Make-A-Wish®, including funding and collaboration support. It also supports organisations that promote diversity in the tech industry, including Black Girls Code and AnitaB.org.


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