SAN FRANCISCO—February 24, 2015— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that executives Karl Meulema, senior vice president of Global Channels; Lynn D. Tinney, vice president of Americas Channels; and Michele Hayes, vice president of Global Channel Marketing and Americas Field Marketing, have been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.
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The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting, and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies. Together with its partners, Riverbed is committed to offering CIOs and IT teams the visibility, control, and optimization they need across the complexity of the hybrid enterprise - the typical enterprise today that runs on a combination of on-premises, SaaS, and cloud-based applications, delivered over an evolving mix of private and public networks. Riverbed works with a broad and diverse ecosystem of partners to extend the value of its offering for the hybrid enterprise with a range of implementation, integration, and value-added services.
"Karl, Lynn, and Michele are focused on building an all-encompassing channel program to help partners sell across the entire Riverbed portfolio," said David Peranich, president, Worldwide Field Operations at Riverbed. "This team is recognized for its attention to the mutual success of Riverbed and our partners and putting in place a channel strategy to support the Riverbed platform."
Meulema, Tinney, and Hayes bring experience and a mindset of practical innovation to the Riverbed channel program. With a proven track record in effectively building new businesses, aligning organizations, and scaling processes that lead to substantial revenue growth and sustainable business results, Meulema is focused on helping channel partners sell the Riverbed product portfolio to deliver the most complete visibility, control, and optimization solution for the hybrid enterprise. With a solid sales, marketing, and channel background, Tinney's experience is foundational for structuring and executing a strong Americas channel program. Hayes is focused on implementing best-in-breed programs to increase partner initiated or contributed pipeline, driving broader business growth within the Riverbed partner community, and extending the company's reach into new customer opportunities.
"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.