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Riverbed Announces Industry Veteran Paul Mountford Joins Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer
|By Business Wire
|August 18, 2014 04:00 PM EDT
Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD), the leader in application
performance infrastructure, today announced that Paul Mountford has
joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer,
reporting to David Peranich, President, Worldwide Field Operations at
Riverbed. Mountford’s responsibilities will include day-to-day
operations for all aspects of direct and indirect sales, as well as
overseeing Riverbed’s channel ecosystem. This will enable and complement
Peranich’s expanded focus on sales strategy and direction.
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“Paul is a proven leader and industry veteran who will help us scale,
and play a key role in executing on our growth strategy as we continue
our evolution to a multi-product solutions and platform provider,” said
Jerry M. Kennelly, Riverbed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As
organizations around the world evolve to a hybrid IT environment with
resources on premises and in public clouds and a mix of private and
public networks, Riverbed is uniquely positioned to address location and
distance challenges through our application performance platform, and
Paul’s experience across geographies and multi-product technology sales
will be a major asset for us.”
Mountford brings to Riverbed 30 years of leadership experience in the
technology sector, including data center and virtualization, network and
application infrastructure, collaboration and mobile devices. He spent
16 years at Cisco, with roles that included running Cisco’s $34 billion
Enterprise business, the first Cisco executive to lead the company’s
Emerging Markets business, and rebuilding and running Cisco’s channel
partner program. He was most recently CEO of Sentillian, a New
York-based web intelligence startup focused on monitoring publicly
shared content. Prior to joining Cisco, Mountford owned a channel
development consultancy where he helped US-based companies develop
successful channel strategies for successfully entering international
“Paul is a dynamic business leader who takes a hands-on approach and has
a track record of executing and driving measurable results,” said Dave
Peranich, President, Worldwide Field Operations at Riverbed. “Paul is
also a proven leader of highly successful sales teams, and brings bench
strength in selling a platform, scaling a channel and capitalizing on
both established and emerging markets.”
“With over 25,000 customers, Riverbed has a significant opportunity to
help hybrid enterprises overcome the inherent technical complexities in
delivering applications and data to anyone from anywhere so that
business can perform at its peak,” said Paul Mountford, Senior Vice
President and Chief Sales Officer, Riverbed. “Riverbed has
industry-leading technology, strong partnerships and a committed
channel, which puts us in a strong position in the $11B market for
application performance infrastructure. I look forward to capitalizing
fully on this opportunity.”
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statements relating to accelerating revenue growth, expanding revenue
opportunities, and expanding further to a multi-product platform
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Riverbed, at more than $1 billion in annual revenue, is the leader in
Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete
platform for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent
Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by
allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the
most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected,
data is always available when needed, and performance issues are
detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed’s 25,000+
customers include 97% of both the Fortune 100 and the Forbes Global
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