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TOKYO, JAPAN – January 28, 2019 – Riverbed®, The Digital Performance Company™, today announced that Hideki Yamada has joined Riverbed as Regional Vice President (RVP) Japan. Yamada will be responsible for leading the Japan team, including evolving Riverbed’s sales strategy and go-to-market execution in Japan to strengthen relationships with existing customers and generating new business opportunities across Riverbed’s portfolio of industry-leading digital performance solutions. Yamada will report to Bjorn Engelhardt, Senior Vice President Sales for Asia Pacific and Japan at Riverbed.
“Our customers in Japan are preparing for rapid transformation as they embrace hybrid cloud computing environments, focus on new digital processes and place even greater emphasis on delivering exceptional customer experiences. Riverbed has a huge growth opportunity to forge true partnerships with customers in Japan as they continue on their digital journey. It’s a pivotal time for Hideki to be joining Riverbed,” explains Bjorn Engelhardt, Senior Vice President Sales for Asia Pacific. “Hideki brings to Riverbed a wealth of experience in leading complex technology businesses in Japan, extensive local networks, and deep knowledge of executing award-winning sales and marketing strategies with channel partners for the Enterprise market. Hideki is the ideal leader to reposition Riverbed in Japan.”
Yamada joins Riverbed from Rubrik Japan KK, where he was Country Manager having established Rubrik’s operations and infrastructure in Japan. Previous roles include Country Manager of Pure Storage Japan KK, General Manager of RSA Japan, the security division of EMC, as well as sales director for Data Domain Japan EMC. He’s also held senior sales roles with Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Network Appliance Japan and Nippon Data General.
“I’m honoured to be joining Riverbed and working with the Japan team and our partner community, to help our customers modernize their IT architecture for the cloud and digital world, with our industry-leading digital performance solutions,” said Hideki Yamada, Regional Vice President (RVP) Japan.
“Whilst I’m delighted to be joining an established organization highly regarded locally for its application performance monitoring and optimization expertise, what I’m most excited about, is the lessor known story in Japan of Riverbed’s capability to partner with customers on their entire digital transformation journey, which means the growth prospects for Riverbed in Japan are significant.”
Yamada has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kanazawa University.
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