Riverbed Technology, The Digital Performance Company, has announced the appointment of Paul Mountford as CEO.
He replaces Jerry M Kennelly, who is retiring after serving as CEO since co-founding Riverbed in 2002.
Mountford joined Riverbed nearly four years ago as SVP and Chief Sales Officer, leading the transformation of the global sales organisation and partner program as Riverbed has evolved into a multi-product platform company that delivers a modern IT architecture for today’s digital enterprise.
He 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.
“I’m extremely proud of what our team has built at Riverbed during the last 16 years, growing from a start-up to a billion-dollar company serving 30,000 customers and every Forbes Global 100 company,” said Kennelly.
“Riverbed is experiencing significant market momentum in today’s digital world and I’ve never been more confident about the future of our company and opportunities ahead.
“After 40 plus years in the tech industry and with Riverbed in a strong position, the time is right for me to retire and hand the reins over to a proven leader in Paul Mountford. Paul has the experience, leadership capabilities, customer-focus, and passion to lead Riverbed through the next phase of growth while continuing to surpass our customers’ expectations.”