SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 26, 2014 — / — Riverbed® Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that three Riverbed executives have been named Computer Reseller News 2014 Channel Chiefs, including Keith Hoskison, senior vice president, Worldwide Channels and Strategic Account Programs; Randy Schirman, senior vice president, Service Delivery; and Michele Hayes, vice president of Partner Programs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

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CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

“Keith, Randy and Michele have helped Riverbed build and execute a channel partner program focused on the mutual success of Riverbed and our partners,” said David Peranich, president, Worldwide Field Operations at Riverbed Technology. “This team has been instrumental in re-crafting a Riverbed partner program that simplifies processes and puts the program emphasis on training and certification rather than just revenue. These changes better align our program and will help partners capitalize on new market prospects created by Riverbed’s expanded product portfolio.”

Hoskison, Schirman and Hayes bring long experience and a mindset of practical innovation to the Riverbed channel program. With over 25 years of executive sales and marketing experience in the IT management, networking, application delivery, virtualization, cloud, storage, unified communications and mobility markets, Hoskison leads Riverbed’s global partner strategy, execution and strategic sales programs. Schirman is leading the efforts to expand the range of service delivery options with Riverbed’s service provider partners, including managed services and embedded solutions. Hayes leads Riverbed’s Partner Programs and is focused on implementing best-in-breed programs to increase partner initiated or contributed pipeline, driving broader business growth within the Riverbed partner community, and extending the company’s reach into new customer opportunities.

In a world where application performance equals business performance, Riverbed is committed to offering – together with its partners – the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing so that business objectives – not technical constraints – drive how applications and data are delivered. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ is a set of integrated solutions that gives companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those apps. Riverbed works with a broad and diverse ecosystem of partners to extend the value of the platform with a range of implementation, integration and value-added services.

“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry, including Keith, Randy and Michele from Riverbed, who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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

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