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Dan Smoot

President and Chief Executive Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

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Bob Agnes

Chief Operating Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Chief Revenue Officer<br>Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Shaun Bierweiler

Chief Revenue Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

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Eric Mersch

Chief Financial Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Chief Marketing Officer<br>Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Jonaki Egenolf

Chief Marketing Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Chief Marketing Officer<br>Riverbed Technology

Subbu Iyer

Chief Marketing Officer
Riverbed Technology

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Manuel Blackner

SVP, Human Resources
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

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Rebecca Hazard

General Counsel
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

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Dan Smoot

President and Chief Executive Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Dan Smoot was appointed President and CEO of Riverbed Technology in June 2021 and expanded his role to CEO of Riverbed and Aternity in July 2021. Smoot brings more than 30 years of experience holding top leadership roles driving revenue growth and operations excellence at the top technology companies in the world. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer for Riverbed in September 2019, where he led the company’s Worldwide Sales, Channels and Alliances, Sales Operations and Customer Experience teams. He joined Riverbed in June 2018.

Additionally, as an Operating Advisor to Thoma Bravo, Smoot helps portfolio companies achieve operational execution in sales, partner ecosystems and customer success with simplicity and focus.

Smoot was previously Executive Vice President of Global Partner Sales at Salesforce, managing the Worldwide Partner Sales organization. He was also Executive Vice President of Market Readiness at Salesforce, where he created a global organization to deliver critical go-to-market operations. Prior to Salesforce, Smoot worked at VMware as Senior Vice President of Global Customer Operations, overseeing advanced technology sales, global services, renewals, global channels and alliances, OEM/ISV sales and go-to-market strategy. Before VMware, he spent more than 12 years in a variety of senior leadership roles at Cisco.

Smoot holds a B.A. in Environmental Science from the University of California, Irvine.

Rebecca Hazard

General Counsel

Bob Agnes

Chief Operating Officer

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Bob Agnes

Chief Operating Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Bob Agnes is the Chief Operating Officer of Riverbed Technology and Aternity where he leads the innovation, technology, and customer experience teams. In his role, he is responsible for leading the development of Riverbed’s technology strategy and realization of the strategy through execution of the product roadmap, and continuous acceleration of our innovation to meet our customers’ requirements. He also leads the global CIO organization overseeing all IT functions.

Agnes is an established leader in business transformation, digital transformation and utilizing cloud technologies to change the way enterprises and people communicate and collaborate. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2020, Agnes held various executive leadership roles running within the technology and communication sectors, most recently at Mitel where he served as President and General Manager leading the communication and collaboration business. He was responsible for Mitel strategy, R&D, product management, global supply chain, manufacturing, sales, and global services. Previous roles include: Senior Vice President of Marketing & President of Asia for PartMiner Worldwide Inc.; Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing for X-Rite; and various executive leadership roles at Tektronix, Inc.

Agnes holds an MBA from George Fox University and a B.S.C.S. in Software Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Dan Smoot

President and Chief Executive Officer

Shaun Bierweiler

Chief Revenue Officer

Chief Revenue Officer<br>Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Shaun Bierweiler

Chief Revenue Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Shaun Bierweiler is the Chief Revenue Officer at Riverbed Technology and Aternity where he leads the company’s Worldwide Sales, Channels and Alliances, and Sales Operations teams. In this role, he is responsible for Riverbed’s global sales, services and partner strategy focusing on the customer’s journey and their success, ensuring they receive outstanding value and performance from their technology investments. Bierweiler was previously Senior Vice President and General Manager of Public Sector at Riverbed where he led the cross-functional organization responsible for Riverbed’s largest global vertical.

Bierweiler has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, with a strong background in cloud computing, data, applications, and infrastructure solutions. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2020, Bierweiler served as President of Cloudera Government Solutions where he led the organization through its merger with Hortonworks and closely partnered with clients to address ‘big data’ challenges through optimized data access, enrichment, and empowerment with an enterprise data cloud. Prior to Cloudera, Bierweiler was President of Hortonworks Federal Inc. There he built and scaled the organization’s public sector channel program and partner ecosystem. Earlier in his career, Bierweiler held leadership positions at Red Hat and Raytheon, spanning roles across engineering, program management, business development, and corporate strategy.

Bierweiler holds an M.B.A. from the University of Maryland and B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida.

Bob Agnes

Chief Operating Officer

Eric Mersch

Chief Financial Officer

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Eric Mersch

Chief Financial Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Eric Mersch is the acting Chief Financial Officer at Riverbed Technology and Aternity and is responsible for all aspects of accounting, finance, tax and treasury. Mersch has over 20 years of executive finance experience and is an equity partner at FLG Partners where he works as an Interim CFO to venture-backed SaaS and subscription companies, specializing in Strategy and Operations, Strategic Planning, Equity & Debt Fundraising, Financial Planning & Analysis, Business Intelligence, and Accounting & Control. He has worked with SaaS companies in the Big Data, Cyber-Security, Internet Infrastructure, Advertising/Marketing Technology, Mobile Application, Property Technology, & Payment Processing spaces.

Previously, Mersch served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and VP, HR for ZipRealty, a publicly-listed, real-estate technology company. In this role, he joined the management team in the dramatic turnaround and successful sale of the business to real-estate conglomerate, Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) in 2014. In his first public company role, he served as Chief Financial Officer for VitalStream (NASDAQ:VSTH), a Content Distribution Network (CDN) company, providing data storage and streaming services for digital media companies. Mersch also worked at Caesars Entertainment as Director of Corporate Planning and later as VP, Finance for the Harrah’s and Flamingo Resorts, an $800 Million revenue business. Prior to his civilian career, he served in the US Navy as a submarine officer on the USS Los Angeles.

Eric holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and is a graduate of the US Navy’s Nuclear Power School.

Shaun Beirweiler

Chief Revenue Officer

Jonaki Egenolf

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Marketing Officer<br>Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Jonaki Egenolf

Chief Marketing Officer
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Jonaki Egenolf is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Riverbed Technology and Aternity and is responsible for the company’s global marketing strategy with responsibilities spanning corporate marketing and communications, digital marketing, product and solutions marketing, demand generation and campaigns, business development, marketing operations, and global field and channel marketing. Egenolf joined Aternity in March 2020 as CMO, and expanded her role to include Riverbed in September 2021.

She has over 20 years of experience building and scaling go-to-market functions across demand, brand and strategy for high growth technology companies. Prior to Aternity, Egenolf spent more than a decade in the cybersecurity industry where she served as the CMO for Threat Stack, and VP of Global Marketing at Veracode, which was later acquired by CA Technologies. She has held marketing and sales leadership roles at at several enterprise software, hardware and technology services companies including 3Com, TIAX LLC, Veritas Medicine and Kenan Systems.

Egenolf earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College.

Eric Mersch

Chief Financial Officer

Subbu Iyer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Marketing Officer<br>Riverbed Technology

Subbu Iyer

Chief Marketing Officer
Riverbed Technology

Subbu Iyer is Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President at Riverbed Technology. Iyer’s responsibilities span corporate marketing and communications, web/digital marketing, strategic and solutions marketing, channel marketing, demand generation and campaigns, and global field marketing.

He joins Riverbed from EMC, where he was Senior Vice President of Global Product Marketing and focused on storage, converged infrastructure, big data and hybrid cloud solutions. Previously, Iyer spent five years at HP Software in a variety of roles, including as a leader in HP’s Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Business where he oversaw products, go-to-market and operations for a $1B software business. Before HP, he was CMO at OpenClovis (open source high availability and system management), and also held management positions at Oracle, VERITAS Software, and several startups in the software industry.

Iyer holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jonaki Egenolf

Chief Marketing Officer

Manuel Blackner

SVP, Human Resources

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Manuel Blackner

SVP, Human Resources
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Manny Blackner is Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Riverbed Technology and Aternity. Blackner’s responsibilities include all worldwide HR and operations for employees in 28 countries, including recruiting, human resources business partner activities, diversity and inclusion, benefits and compensation, immigration, HR systems/shared services and learning development.

Blacker joined Riverbed in 2013, and previously led the Riverbed HR business partner, HRIS, HROPS and talent acquisition teams globally. He has a proven track record for attracting and retaining top talent, nurturing employees, championing career development and has a passion for diversity and inclusion. Prior to Riverbed, Blackner worked in retail sector supporting several national brands.

Blackner is a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park and also currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Arnold Foundation, a non-profit focused on making the world a better place by providing or improving education, economic, energy and health conditions for those in need.

Subbu Iyer

Chief Marketing Officer

Rebecca Hazard

General Counsel

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Rebecca Hazard

General Counsel
Riverbed Technology and Aternity

Rebecca Hazard is General Counsel of Riverbed Technology and Aternity as well as Corporate Secretary to the Riverbed Board of Directors. Hazard is responsible for all legal matters as well as trade compliance.



Previously, she served as Riverbed’s Vice President and Associate General Counsel, managing a global team of lawyers and legal professionals, responsible for commercial and technology transactions worldwide, including inbound and outbound licensing, channel sales agreements, privacy, outsourcing, OEM, and intellectual property matters. In private practice, Hazard was an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in the Technology & IP Transactions practice group where she focused on the acquisition, financing and sale of intellectual property and technology-focused businesses, including public and private acquisition and sale and licensing transactions.



Hazard holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College (cum laude) and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Manuel Blackner

SVP, Human Resources

Dan Smoot

President and Chief Executive Officer

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Headquarters: 680 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
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