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Riverbed Technology

June 25, 2012 09:00 ET

Riverbed Executive Named AA-ISP's Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals in 2012

MJ Shutte Recognized by Leading Sales Association for Third Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 25, 2012) - Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, today announced that American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP) recognized MJ Shutte as one of the top 25 most influential inside sales professionals in 2012. The awards banquet was held during the AA-ISP Leadership Summit 2012 at the Westin Galleria in Dallas, TX. This marks the third consecutive year that Shutte has been recognized with this award, which is a reflection of her ongoing creativity, hard work and dedication in building an exceptional inside sales team to target and support market opportunities for Riverbed®.

"It is an honor to recognize MJ Shutte as one of this year's recipients of the top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professional Awards. MJ has proven her dedication and commitment to advancing the profession of inside sales, which is the mission of the AA-ISP," stated Bob Perkins, Founder and CEO at AA-ISP. "We are confident that MJ will continue to have an impact on the inside sales community for years to come," added Perkins.

Since joining Riverbed in 2006, Shutte has grown the global inside sales team through innovative sales models and best practices that target existing and new markets, support the field sales team, drive territory revenue and provide education and tools for the Riverbed channel partner community to sell the Riverbed portfolio of performance solutions, including its award-winning wide area network (WAN) optimization solutions.

"We congratulate MJ on her continued recognition for excellence. MJ's laser focus on training, enablement and process for our corporate sales teams allows that group to more effectively identify opportunities for our IT Performance Platform products, and to present solutions with high strategic value to our customers and partners," said Dave Peranich, executive vice president of worldwide global field operations at Riverbed. "MJ's leadership skills and dedication to improve the effectiveness of the sales organization have greatly enhanced our partners' and customers' experiences, and have significantly contributed to our efforts to make every interaction with Riverbed a great one."

More than 17,000 organizations worldwide depend on Riverbed to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT infrastructure, through solutions that overcome performance issues caused by distance, distributed computing, and ever increasing amounts of data. As IT organizations embark on strategic initiatives to virtualize, consolidate and migrate workloads into cloud environments, users are moved farther from their data. Slow applications, slow file transfers and inefficient websites can negatively impact the performance and success of these initiatives. Riverbed transforms IT performance by providing solutions spanning WAN optimization, edge virtual server infrastructure (edge-VSI), application-aware network performance management, application delivery controllers, web content optimization (WCO), and cloud data protection for backup and disaster recovery. By providing the broadest portfolio of performance solutions that deliver anywhere, any-application optimization, Riverbed enables organizations to increase productivity and efficiency, while enhancing business resilience and controlling costs.

A complete list of companies and individuals recognized by the AA-ISP will be published on the website (

About AA-ISP
The AA-ISP is the only association in America formed and dedicated to advancing the profession of Inside Sales. It does this through promoting inside sales best practices and inside sales tips for business practitioners. It also promotes inside sales careers in what is already becoming the fastest growing segment of sales and marketing. For more information please visit:

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About Riverbed
Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ: RVBD) is available at

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