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Riverbed appoints new vice president

Kristian Thyregod to lead EMEA Performance Management unit

Thyregod: The Riverbed Performance Management portfolio… provides for an unparalleled offering.
Thyregod: The Riverbed Performance Management portfolio… provides for an unparalleled offering.

Performance solutions specialist Riverbed Technology today announced the appointment of Kristian Thyregod as vice president of sales for the Riverbed Performance Management (RPM) business unit in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Thyregod assumes responsibility for all sales aspects of the RPM business in EMEA.

With the acquisition of OPNET Technologies, Inc, RPM solutions include the Cascade application-aware network performance management (NPM) and OPNET application performance management (APM) product portfolios, which are designed to deliver a combination of end-user experience monitoring, transaction tracing, deep component monitoring, and IT infrastructure/network management.

Willem Hendrickx, senior vice president of EMEA sales, at Riverbed said, "Kristian comes to Riverbed with extensive experience and a successful track record selling enterprise management software solutions - both direct and indirect. In addition, Kristian has been running global channel sales and channel marketing functions, and he will play a key role in driving continuous growth and expansion of our RPM business in EMEA." 

Thyregod joins Riverbed from CA Technologies, where he was responsible for running the EMEA solution sales organisation for both New Enterprise and Growth Market segments. Prior to this, Thyregod held senior management positions at Navision (ERP) before moving to IBM and later EMC.

"The Riverbed Performance Management portfolio, now with the inclusion of OPNET, provides for an unparalleled offering to companies and organisations seeking to maximise the benefits of customer-centric IT," said Thyregod.

"It's a privilege to be part of such a dynamic organisation and I am looking forward to driving continuous growth and adoption of RPM solutions across EMEA."