Jerry M. Kennelly
Chairman and CEO
Jerry M. Kennelly co-founded Riverbed Technology in May 2002 and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. In just 10 years, Kennelly helped guide Riverbed from start-up to the market leader in application performance infrastructure, surpassing $1 billion in annual revenue. Prior to founding Riverbed, Kennelly spent six years at Inktomi Corporation, an infrastructure software company, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Prior to joining Inktomi, Kennelly held several executive positions in finance, operations, sales and marketing for companies including Sybase, Oracle, and Hewlett-Packard.
Chief Sales Officer
Paul Mountford is Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Riverbed Technology, overseeing the Worldwide Sales, Channel, Sales Operations and SE teams. 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. Mountford spent 16 years at Cisco, with roles that included running Cisco’s $34 billion Enterprise business, initiating 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 markets.
SVP, General Manager
SteelConnect, SteelHead and SteelFusion
Paul O’Farrell is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the SteelConnect, SteelHead and SteelFusion business unit at Riverbed Technology. O’Farrell is responsible for aspects of product strategy and development of the company’s market-leading WAN optimization (SteelHead), hyper-converged infrastructure (SteelFusion) and SD-WAN solutions (SteelConnect). Previously, he served as vice president of corporate development and strategy at Riverbed. In this role, O’Farrell was responsible for developing and driving Riverbed's corporate growth strategy, investments and new ventures. Prior to joining Riverbed, O’Farrell served as general manager at Network Appliance (NetApp), where he ran the technical applications business unit. His team was responsible for NetApp's NFS file services business and tasked with accelerating growth in NetApp's core NAS market. He also worked in the corporate development groups at NetApp and Cisco and as a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. O’Farrell earned a Bachelor in Engineering Degree from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from London Business School.
SVP, General Manager
Mike Sargent is Senior Vice President and General Manager at Riverbed Technology. Sargent is an experienced global technology executive with a history of transforming and optimizing business innovation, performance and growth. In his current role, Sargent leads the Riverbed SteelCentral business unit which offers solutions that bring together end-user monitoring, network performance management, and application performance management to provide end-to-end application performance visibility for today’s hybrid IT architectures. Sargent has held leadership positions with CA Technologies, Oliver Wyman and Bain & Company.
Chief Technology Officer
Hansang Bae is Chief Technology Officer at Riverbed Technology, responsible for guiding Company’s technology vision and strategy in the application performance industry, as well as SteelScript (open APIs) and Wireshark open source development. In his tenure with the company, Bae has held several executive positions including Chief Scientist leading the Strategic Technology Group of the CTO office and the Global Consulting Engineering team. Prior to joining Riverbed, Bae was a member of the Citi (Citigroup) Architecture and Technology Engineering leadership team. As one of the six global engineering leads, he was responsible for performance engineering, network management (NMS) tools, and capacity planning groups for all of Citi.
Chief Marketing Officer
Subbu Iyer is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer 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.
Chief Financial Officer
John Theler is Chief Financial Officer at Riverbed Technology, responsible for all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, tax and treasury. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2013, Theler held several senior-level positions at Lam Research, most recently Vice President, Corporate Controller and Regional Finance. Prior to that, he held a variety of management and executive roles in finance at several technology companies. He began his career with Ernst & Young where he obtained his CPA and earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Accounting and Information Systems.
SVP, Human Resources
Lori Spence is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Riverbed Technology with worldwide responsibility for all HR practices and operations for employees in 37 countries, including recruiting, human resources business partner activities, benefits and compensation, immigration, HR systems/shared services, and learning and development. Spence has more than 25 years of experience in human resources, recruiting, training, organizational development, employee relations, change management and executive development. Prior to joining Riverbed in 2010 she was the VP of HR at BenefitStreet, a privately held SaaS (Software as a Service) company that provided 401(k) recordkeeping and administration services. Spence has also held various senior Human Resources positions with Commerce One, Williams-Sonoma, PAPYRUS and Macy’s, and earned a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.
Ryan Damon is Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Riverbed Technology, responsible for all legal matters, as well as corporate development, trade compliance, and industrial security. Damon previously served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Riverbed where he was responsible for litigation, intellectual property, commercial and corporate transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, and investment. Before joining Riverbed in 2007, Damon was Director, Corporate Counsel at Charles Schwab, where he was responsible for technology transactions, outsourcing and divestitures. In private practice, Damon was a lawyer with the law firm of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigan, LLP, where he represented early-stage technology companies and investors in technology and intellectual property matters. Damon holds a B.A. with Specialization in Computing from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (magna cum laude).