Riverbed appoints new SVP of Sales in EMEA

Boasting over two decades of experience in the market, Andy Elder previously held the post of President of EMEA at Intel Security.

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Riverbed appoints new SVP of Sales in EMEA Andy Elder, SVP of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Riverbed Technology.
By  Alexander Pieri Published  March 5, 2017

Riverbed Technology has announced the appointment of Andy Elder as SVP of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

In addition to overseeing the company's sales strategy and go-to-market execution for EMEA, Elder is tasked with driving Riverbed's growth across the region.

Reporting to Paul Mountford, senior vice president and chief sales officer at Riverbed, Elder joins the company following a two-year stint with Intel Security as president of EMEA.

Holding over two decades of experience in the market, Elder has held top executive positions in companies, such as Intellectual Ventures, Cisco, and 3Com.

Commenting on the new appointment, Riverbed's Paul Mountford said: "We have a huge opportunity in EMEA and Andy joins the company at a very exciting time as organisations around the world are driving cloud-first and digital transformation strategies and are turning to Riverbed for next generation, software-defined networks."

He adds: "Andy's proven inspirational leadership and worldwide experience in sales and business development, makes him an ideal leader to drive further adoption of our solutions which deliver superior network agility, end-to-end visibility and cloud performance to our customers and partners."

Commenting on his new position, Elder shared: "Riverbed is leading the way in providing innovative next-generation technologies such as SD-WAN (software-defined wide area networking) for cloud networking, and the most complete end-to-end visibility solution spanning networks, apps and end users.

"It's a privilege to join Riverbed and I look forward to being part of a talented team to drive business success and results with our partners in EMEA, and deliver industry-leading solutions for the cloud that accelerate digital transformation initiatives for our customers."

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