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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.

Blackner 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.

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