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Riverbed Technology names Chris Elsmore as VP EMEA Channel

Riverbed Technology, specialist in application performance infrastructure, has named Chris Elsmore as Vice President Channel Sales for EMEA. He will be responsible for leading the Riverbed channel sales team and driving partner strategy, execution, and strategic sales programs in the region. He will report to Kristian Thyregod, Senior Vice President, EMEA.

He joins Riverbed from Guidewire Software, where he was Vice President Global Alliances & Business Development, responsible for partners worldwide and business development. Prior to this, Elsmore held global and regional senior channel leadership roles with Panopticon Software, SAP Business Objects, and i2 technologies.

Kristian Thyregod, Senior Vice President, EMEA, at Riverbed said, “As the market evolves, we have a huge opportunity to meet the challenges of the hybrid enterprise and deliver solutions for software-defined networks. With the vast majority of our revenue generated through our channel sales model, Chris’ proven experience will be instrumental in driving our partners to embrace and sell our portfolio of solutions as part of the Riverbed Application Performance Platform and build upon our continued success in the region.”

Chris Elsmore, Vice President Channel Sales EMEA, at Riverbed adds, “Our partner ecosystem is key to our success, so I look forward to strengthening and deepening the relationships we have with our channel community across the region, to drive maximum impact and significant growth.”