Riverbed Names Industry Veteran Cecil Perez to Lead Sales for Latin America

  Riverbed Names Industry Veteran Cecil Perez to Lead Sales for Latin America

    Perez brings 20+ years of high-tech sales leadership from CheckPoint,
                        Symantec, Apple and Microsoft

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- April 9, 2014

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance
infrastructure, today announced that Cecil Perez has joined the company as
Vice President, Latin America Sales, reporting to Rob Rosiello, Senior Vice
President of Americas Sales. In this role, Perez is responsible for sales
strategy and execution in Latin America, and helping Riverbed to drive the
next phase of growth in the region.

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Perez, a native of Latin America, is a senior sales leader with more than two
decades of sales and marketing experience in high technology, including at
Symantec, Check Point Software, Apple and Microsoft. His expertise includes
executive-level general management, product and marketing management, remote
sales operation management and business development. He is a well-known leader
in the technology industry and has been a frequent guest speaker at regional
events in Latin America.

“As we continue to expand both our solution and geographic footprints, Cecil
brings to Riverbed an in-depth knowledge of Latin America that is critical to
our growth in the region,” said Rob Rosiello, Senior Vice President of
Americas Sales at Riverbed. “He is a skilled sales leader and already has a
depth of experience with Riverbed customers and our partner ecosystem.”

“Riverbed has grown increasingly more relevant, building out its product
portfolio to offer the world’s most complete platform for location-independent
computing,” said Perez. “I’m honored to work for an innovation leader and
trusted brand. I look forward to providing the leadership to raise the
awareness of Riverbed and help more customers benefit from Riverbed solutions
in Latin America.”

Perez joins Riverbed from Check Point Software Technologies where he was Vice
President of Latin America and the lead regional sales executive responsible
for all field operations.He opened sales offices in Chile, Colombia and
Central America and achieved significant regional growth during his
tenure.Prior to Check Point, Perez was Vice President at Symantec Corporation
where he held positions as Vice President of Mid Marketing Channel Sales, as
well as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Latin America. Under his
leadership, Symantec Latin America grew revenues consistently, captured market
share in the Enterprise Security space, and was considered the leading
Security Software provider.

Prior to joining Symantec, Perez was international product manager for
Internet and Mobile Computing at Apple Computer and reseller marketing
representative for Reseller Channels at Microsoft Corporation where he was
responsible for the Consumer Business in the Southeast Region of the United
States.

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About Riverbed

Riverbed at more than $1 billion in annual revenue is the leader in
Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform
for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns
location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the
flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while
ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when
needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice.
Riverbed’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the
Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

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Lori Cross, 415-527-4114
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