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Riverbed CEO Paul Mountford Recognized on CRN's List of Top 100 Executives


CEO Paul Mountford also selected in the top 25 innovators category

Riverbed®, The Digital Performance Company™, today announced that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named Paul Mountford, Riverbed's Chief
Executive Officer, to its 2018 list of Top 100 Executives. This annual
list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an
integral role in shaping today's IT channel, whether by driving huge
cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities, or forging innovative
routes to success.

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Mountford was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Riverbed in April
2018. He joined Riverbed in 2014 as SVP and Chief Sales Officer, leading
the transformation of the global sales organization and partner program
as Riverbed evolved into a multi-product platform company that delivers
a modern IT architecture for today's digital enterprise. Mountford has
played a key role in the execution of Riverbed's multi-year digital
performance strategy, which has included several strategic acquisitions,
organic development of digital performance and cloud-based features and
functionality, and integration across multiple solutions.

"Visionary and strategic leadership can make the difference between just
surviving and actually excelling in this period of disruptive change for
the IT channel," said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. "In order
for technology suppliers and solution providers to thrive and stay ahead
of the competition, they need leaders who are able to envision both the
future of the channel and the role their organization needs to play in
order to create that reality. CRN's 2018 Top 100 Executives embody these
qualities. They are change agents who deliver unwavering guidance to
their companies, always asking where are we headed and not being afraid
to take the necessary steps to get there."

"I am greatly honored to be considered an innovator in this
distinguished list alongside my peers," said Paul Mountford, Chief
Executive Officer at Riverbed. "The current shift to digital is
revolutionary and we're just at the beginning. Riverbed and our partners
have a significant opportunity to help our customers turn digital
strategies into digital performance, enabling them to rethink what's
possible. We've focused our innovation the last several years on
developing the tools for organizations to fully manage and measure the
digital experience, and the next-gen infrastructure to put those
insights to work, delivering the agility and performance today's modern
enterprise requires."

Prior to Riverbed, Mountford was CEO of Sentillian, a New York-based web
intelligence startup focused on monitoring publicly shared content.
Mountford also spent 16 years at Cisco in senior leadership roles,
including running Cisco's $34 billion Enterprise line of business,
initiating and leading the company's Emerging Markets division, and
rebuilding and running Cisco's market leading channel partner program
from 2001 to 2006.

The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2018 issue of
CRN and online at

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About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our
dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and
innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we
connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end
users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we
draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for
ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All
rights reserved.

About Riverbed

Riverbed®, The Digital Performance Company™, enables
organizations to maximize digital performance across every aspect of
their business, allowing customers to rethink possible. Riverbed's
unified and integrated Digital Performance Platform™ brings together a
powerful combination of Digital Experience, Cloud Networking and Cloud
Edge solutions that provides a modern IT architecture for the digital
enterprise, delivering new levels of operational agility and
dramatically accelerating business performance and outcomes. At more
than $1 billion in annual revenue, Riverbed's 30,000+ customers include
98% of the Fortune 100 and 100% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at

Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein
are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used
herein belong to their respective owners.

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