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April 20, 2021 |

Riverbed Promotes Eric Tinker and Meg Brennan to Lead Riverbed Channel Organization

Expanded role for Eric Tinker to include leadership of Riverbed Global Channels, Global Renewals and Commercial Sales Programs; Meg Brennan promoted to Vice President, Global Channels

Riverbed announced today the promotion of key executives to lead the Riverbed Channel organization. Eric Tinker has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales with an expanded role including Riverbed channels, global renewals and commercial sales programs, and will continue to report to Dan Smoot, Chief Operating Officer at Riverbed. Meg Brennan has been promoted to Vice President Global Channels, and continues to report to Eric Tinker. Eric had been the interim leader for Riverbed Global Channels following Bridget Bisnette’s announced retirement earlier this year.

“I am thrilled to congratulate Eric Tinker and Meg Brennan on their promotions and hard work”

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During the past year, the Riverbed Channel ecosystem enabled Riverbed channel partners to move customers toward hybrid and modern work-from-anywhere environments with Riverbed’s technology that provides greater visibility and performance of networks and applications ­— resulting in better security, user experiences and overall increased business performance. Riverbed’s partner community delivered market-leading solutions to solve critical business problems supported by its innovative partner program, Riverbed Rise. The Riverbed Partner program was recently awarded a 5-star rating in CRN’s Partner Program guide for its simplicity, flexibility and profitability for partners during a challenging year for the IT industry.

“I am thrilled to congratulate Eric Tinker and Meg Brennan on their promotions and hard work,” said Dan Smoot, Chief Operating Officer at Riverbed. “I also congratulate the entire Riverbed Channel Team and our dedicated partner community as we expand the team and continue to support demand for Riverbed solutions that have been so critical to organizations in successfully supporting work-from-anywhere environments, maintaining a strong security posture, and in maximizing visibility and of networks and applications. We look forward to furthering the partnership with our channel community this year and beyond.”

Eric Tinker was promoted to Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales, responsible for worldwide channels and alliances, global renewals and commercial sales programs at Riverbed Technology. He is now responsible for guiding the global strategy for Riverbed’s innovative partner program and its alignment in support of all segments. Eric is tasked with growing demand for Riverbed’s market-leading solutions that maximize visibility and performance of networks and applications with next generation partners, focusing on enablement to help partners develop new capabilities. He also leads Riverbed’s Global Renewals Team supporting large global enterprise and government customers as they continue to invest in Riverbed solutions and responsible for commercial sales, driving sales velocity for territory customers and overseeing the inside sales programs aligned to the regions. Prior to Riverbed, Eric was Senior Director Renewals, Customer Success and Technical Support at Salesforce and Senior Vice President of Global Renewals at PTC.

Meg Brennan continues to lead the global channel programs at Riverbed with her promotion to Vice President, Global Channels. She is responsible for creating the programs and partner experiences that drive joint success for Riverbed and its partners across all sales motions. Her team’s responsibilities include partner program management, partner enablement, channel operations, and partner support. With more than 25 years in the tech industry, Meg has worked with vendors, distributors and partners including Riverbed, Dell EMC, Sun Microsystems, JD Edwards, Arrow and Tech Data across multiple functions including sales, product management, enablement, marketing and operations. She has a passion for showing returns on investments in the channel and building partner experiences that make it easy for partners to do business.

To learn about Riverbed’s innovative and awarding winning Riverbed Rise partner program, visit:

About Riverbed

Riverbed enables organizations to maximize performance and visibility for networks and applications, so they can overcome complexity and fully capitalize on their digital and cloud investments. The Riverbed Network and Application Performance Platform enables organizations to visualize, optimize, remediate and accelerate the performance of any network for any application, and helps to identify and mitigate cybersecurity threats. The platform addresses performance and visibility holistically with best-in-class WAN optimization, unified network performance management (NPM), application acceleration (including Office 365, SaaS, client and cloud acceleration), and enterprise-grade SD-WAN. Riverbed’s 30,000+ customers include 99% of the Fortune 100. Learn more at

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