Bridget Bisnette on CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs List

Tami Bentz

We’re excited to share the news that Bridget Bisnette, Senior Vice President Global Partner Sales, has been named on CRN’s 2020 list of Channel Chiefs.

This annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation, and growth for the IT channel.

LinkedIn: Bridget Bisnette of Riverbed recognized on CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list:

Bisnette’s vision and execution continued to drive global channel sales for Riverbed’s as well as constant innovation of the award-winning partner program, Riverbed Rise. She’s responsible for global channel strategy and synchronizing Riverbed’s efforts through the channel in support of all solution segments and various customer consumption models. She built new capacity and capability for Riverbed’s network performance and visibility solutions—including SD-WAN, WAN-op, Application Acceleration and Network Performance Management (NPM) — including focusing on enablement to help Service Provider, Systems Integrators and Solution Providers develop new capabilities to meet customer demand.

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list honors the distinguished leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies and partnerships.

The 2020 Channel Chiefs have shown outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.

“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”

“I am thrilled to accept this honor and having our ongoing accomplishments with Riverbed Rise recognized,” said Bridget Bisnette, Senior Vice President Global Partner Sales at Riverbed. “Our goal is to continue to provide a partner program that offers simplicity, flexibility and profitability for partners. We strive to have lasting and positive relationships with partners in the Riverbed channel, as collectively we help our customers to maximize performance and visibility across networks and applications.”

Riverbed Rise is a performance-based program designed to reward all types of partners, business models and various customer technology consumption preferences. Built on simplicity, flexibility and profitability for partners, Riverbed Rise simplifies how partners achieve and continue to maintain their status. The program uniquely adapts to multiple business models and partners’ needs and rewards achievement across key strategic activities and joint sales priorities.

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at