San Francisco—August 25, 2015— Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, has appointed Bjorn Engelhardt as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Riverbed Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Engelhardt, who will be based in Riverbed's APJ headquarters in Singapore, will be responsible for leading the Riverbed team across its six APJ markets, driving Riverbed's sales and distribution strategy and building on the strong foundations in place in APJ.
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"Bjorn is coming onboard at an exciting time in the growth of Riverbed's business in APJ. Our industry is at a crossroads, with businesses in APJ looking for more agility as networks and enterprises are more virtual, hybrid and mobile," said Paul Mountford, Chief Sales Officer, Riverbed. "Our evolution to meet the challenges of hybrid enterprises and deliver relevant solutions for software-defined networks presents a huge opportunity for Riverbed in this part of the world. Bjorn's proven leadership and experience as an IT veteran, together with his deep understanding of the markets, will be crucial to the continued success of Riverbed in APJ."
Engelhardt brings to Riverbed 20 years of business, IT and consultancy experience in the Asia Pacific and Japan region, including security, data center and virtualization, network and application infrastructure, software-as-a-service (SaaS) and emerging technologies. He joins Riverbed from Actifio, where he served as Vice President & General Manager Asia Pacific & Japan. Previously Engelhardt held senior leadership roles with Symantec, where he led the SaaS and emerging technologies group. He has also held management, sales and distribution roles in KVS Software and Citrix Systems Inc., working with key customers and partners across the region.
"Riverbed is delivering the right technology at the right time for companies in APJ," said Engelhardt. "In a world where application performance equals business performance, the demand for always-on access to applications and data is at an all-time high. CIO's are more pressed than ever to keep their organizations productive, secure, and agile. Riverbed is changing the game for hybrid enterprises by delivering breakthrough technologies that not only transform the management of the front lines of their business, in the branch, but also enable them to look at how business objectives, not technical constraints, drive how applications and data are delivered. We have a significant opportunity to accelerate this business transformation in APJ, and I look forward to driving this together with our customers and partners in the region."
Riverbed serves more than 26,000 customers globally, including 97% of the Fortune 100 and 98% of the Forbes Global 100. Its footprint in APJ covers the six markets of ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand, Greater China, India, Japan and Korea with a presence in 15 countries and a global network of 3,000 partners including technology partners, resellers, distributors, service providers, and integrators.
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