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SAN FRANCISCO—June 10, 2014— Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that Michele Hayes, Vice President, Global Partner Programs and Marketing Operations, and Lynn D. Tinney, Vice President, Americas Channels, have been named to the 2014 CRN Women of the Channel list and recognized as two of this year's Power 100. The annual list highlights the accomplishments of female executives within vendor, distribution and solution provider organizations, and the impact they are having on the advancement of the IT channel industry as a whole. This year, the Power 100 spotlights those female executives at vendor and distributor organizations whose insight and influence in their respective companies help drive channel success.
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During the past year, Riverbed announced an interoperable platform - The Riverbed Application Performance PlatformTM - that includes five Riverbed solution families that come together to address a range of challenges related to delivering applications and data across globalized networks. Hayes helped spearhead several key channel developments during this transformation and she and her team evolved Riverbed's channel program to a competency-based model, designed to drive increased engagement, product knowledge and cross-product sales with partners.
Since Riverbed launched its restructured Performance Partner Program in January 2014, more than 1,000 partners worldwide have achieved Premier or higher status in the new program, reflecting their commitment to the Riverbed portfolio of solutions. The vast majority of these partners have competency in two or more product solutions, showing a migration to platform selling.
Joining Riverbed in April 2014, Tinney has brought additional leadership, channel and industry experience to the company. Tinney will continue to improve and refine Riverbed's already successful channel strategy to address the business needs of customers. Prior to joining Riverbed, as Director of Strategy and Planning for Cisco Systems Americas Service team, Tinney successfully led a team to coordinate resources across sales, delivery, marketing and channels to map to a plan that achieved key revenue targets.
"Riverbed is continuing to grow as a multi-product platform provider, delivering broader and more strategic value to our customers while creating new revenue opportunities for Riverbed and our partners," said Keith Hoskison, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels and Strategic Account Programs at Riverbed. "This is an exciting time for Riverbed, and Michele's and Lynn's leadership with our partners and the channel will help us continue to offer the most complete set of solutions to improve business performance by optimizing application performance. This recognition once again highlights Riverbed's commitment, through its Performance Partner Program, to providing the best products and support for our partners and customers."
"These female executives have risen in the ranks of their organizations and are leaving their indelible mark on the technology channel. We celebrate their many contributions and the varied ways in which they help solution providers grow and thrive every day," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate the Women of the Channel and Power 100, and look forward to their continued success."
Riverbed works closely with the Riverbed Performance Partner Network, a diverse, global ecosystem of 3,000 industry-leading technology resellers, distributors, service providers and integrators, to deliver innovative solutions that solve complex business problems, open new markets and create new revenue opportunities.
In a world where application performance equals business performance, Riverbed helps business become location-independent with the Riverbed Application Performance Platform - the industry's most complete solution that helps IT analyze, diagnose and resolve application and data delivery issues before an end user notices a problem. With the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, organizations can embrace location-independent computing to better leverage global resources, radically reduce the costs of running the business and maximize employee productivity.
A special feature of the Women of the Channel is in the June issue of CRN magazine and expanded coverage of the Power 100 is featured online at www.CRN.com. In March 2014, Riverbed was awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN 2014 Partner Program Guide for the sixth consecutive year.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. 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.
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