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Biography PhotoJerry M. Kennelly
Chairman and CEO
Jerry M. Kennelly
Chairman and CEO


Jerry M. Kennelly co-founded Riverbed Technology in May 2002 and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to founding Riverbed, Mr. Kennelly spent six years at Inktomi Corporation, an infrastructure software company, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Prior to joining Inktomi, Mr. Kennelly held several executive positions in finance, operations, sales and marketing for companies including Sybase, Ora... 

Biography PhotoDavid Wu
Chief Technology Officer
David Wu
Chief Technology Officer


David Wu is Chief Technology Officer at Riverbed Technology and a member of Riverbed’s founding team. In his tenure with the company, Mr. Wu has held several positions, including Vice President, Software Development and Senior Vice President, Research & Development. Prior to joining Riverbed in January 2003, Mr. Wu served as Senior Engineering Manager at Inktomi Corp., joining the company following the acquisition of FastFoward Networks in October 2000. He has 10 patents issued and 33... 

Biography PhotoErnie Maddock
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ernie Maddock
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer


Ernie Maddock is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Riverbed Technology. Additionally, Mr. Maddock heads Riverbed's worldwide operations and information technology organizations. Prior to Riverbed, Mr. Maddock was with Lam Research, where he held several executive positions including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Global Operations, and Vice President, Customer Support Business Group. He has also held a variety of execut... 

Biography PhotoEric Wolford
President, Products Group
Eric Wolford
President, Products Group


Eric Wolford has served as President, Products and Marketing for Riverbed Technology since October 2012. Mr. Wolford has held several executive positions in marketing and business development since joining the company in 2003. Prior to joining Riverbed, Mr. Wolford served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at netVmg, a network management company. Prior to NetVmg, he served as Vice President of Product Marketing and Management at Inktomi Corporation and FastF... 

Biography PhotoDavid M. Peranich
President, Worldwide Field Operations
David M. Peranich
President, Worldwide Field Operations


Mr. Peranich has served as our President, Worldwide Field Operations since October 2012. He served as our Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales from January 2011 until October 2012. He served as our Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales from July 2006 to January 2011. From June 2004 to November 2005, Mr. Peranich was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Centrata, a provider of IT service delivery management solutions. From May 2001 to June 2004, Mr. Peranich held a number... 

Biography PhotoGordon Chaffee
Senior Vice President, Engineering
Gordon Chaffee
Senior Vice President, Engineering


Gordon Chaffee has served as our vice president of engineering since joining us in December 2003. From May 2002 to September 2003, Chaffee was the vice president of Software at netVmg, which was acquired in September 2003 by Internap Corp., an Internet service provider. From October 2000 to February 2002, Chaffee served as director of engineering at Inktomi Corp. He joined Inktomi following its acquisition of FastForward Networks where Chaffee worked from October 1998 to October ... 


Biography PhotoKate Hutchison
Chief Marketing Officer
Kate Hutchison
Chief Marketing Officer


As senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) Kate Hutchison is responsible for Riverbed’s brand and global marketing efforts, including solutions marketing, corporate marketing, field marketing and partner marketing.  She drives Riverbed’s corporate positioning, messaging and communications to both internal and external audiences. Hutchison has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience spanning the application delivery, virtualization, clou... 


Biography PhotoStephen R. Smoot, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Tech Operations
Stephen R. Smoot, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Tech Operations


Stephen R. Smoot, Ph.D. joined us in February 2003 and has served as our vice president of technical operations since May 2004. From September 2002 to February 2003, Dr. Smoot consulted for various companies in the areas of MPEG video, networking, and system design. From October 2000 to September 2002, Smoot was a senior director at Inktomi Corp. focused on MPEG, streaming video and networking. Smoot joined Inktomi following its acquisition of FastForward Networks where he served... 


Biography PhotoMark Stuart Day, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist
Mark Stuart Day, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist


Mark Day, PhD., came to Riverbed from Cisco Systems (CSCO), where he was technical lead for content networking product management. Dr. Day was previously senior scientist at SightPath, which was acquired by Cisco in 2000. Before joining SightPath, Day was a research scientist and assistant to the CTO at Lotus/IBM, where his work contributed to the creation of Lotus Sametime (now called IBM Sametime).

Day has chaired Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) wo... 


Biography PhotoBrett A. Nissenberg
General Counsel, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs and Secretary
Brett A. Nissenberg
General Counsel, Senior Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs and Secretary


Brett Nissenberg has served as General Counsel since joining Riverbed Technology in February 2005, as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Legal Affairs since January 2011 and as Secretary since April 2006. From October 1997 to January 2005, Mr. Nissenberg was an attorney with the law firm of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP, where he represented investors and public and private technology companies in venture capital and corporate financings, public offeri... 

Biography PhotoMike Guerchon
Senior Vice President, Employee Services
Mike Guerchon
Senior Vice President, Employee Services


Mike Guerchon has served as our senior vice president of Global Employee Services since February of 2011. Guerchon was previously Riverbed's vice president of Employee Services from November 2005 until February 2011.

Before joining Riverbed, Guerchon was the vice president of Human Resources for Hollywood Entertainment, a $2 billion retail business with 29,000 employees. His previous experience also includes the role of vice president of Human Resources for Gu... 


Biography PhotoPaul Brady
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Riverbed Performance Management
Paul Brady
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Riverbed Performance Management


Paul Brady has served as our vice president and general manager of the Cascade Business Unit since February 2009. Brady joined Riverbed through the acquisition of Mazu Networks where he was president and CEO. From 2001 to 2004, Brady served as president of Guardent, a network security company, which was acquired by VeriSign (VRSN). From 1999 to June 2002, Brady served as senior vice president at Exodus Communications. Brady joined Exodus through the acquisition of Cohes... 


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