River bed | Aternity announced that two new executives have joined the company as senior vice presidents, overseeing two core divisions of the company and reporting to Shaun Bierweiler, chief revenue officer.
Alex Thurber has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global Partners and Alliances, to oversee the partner and channel ecosystem. Craig McCullough has been appointed Senior Vice President, Public Sector to oversee the company’s business focused on its federal, state and local customers in the United States.
River bed | Aternity is uniquely positioned in the market with our industry-leading visibility and acceleration solutions, and we are developing disruptive technology that will redefine the unified observability market, unifying network and management telemetry digital experience to deliver actionable insights that enable customers to improve their performance. and digital experience,” said Shaun Bierweiler, chief revenue officer at Riverbed | Aternity. “We have appointed two proven technology executives with long histories of leading strategic partners and government-focused programs, while delivering a best-in-class customer experience. Alex Thurber and Craig McCullough will guide already strong divisions within our business and prepare them for the next phase of growth.
Alex Thurber, SVP, Global Partners and Alliances, will lead the company’s world-class partner ecosystem and focus on accelerating business opportunities, ensuring market and customer needs are met and creating greater synergies across the ecosystem of partners and channels. This ecosystem includes system integrators, service providers, reseller partners and technology alliance partners.
Alex has extensive experience in customer-facing and channel and partner strategy roles at software companies transitioning to SaaS. He most recently served as chief revenue officer at cloud and observability company Virtana, and has held leadership positions at Cisco, Blackberry, McAfee, WatchGuard, and Pulse Secure. At Cisco, Alex led channel strategy for advanced technologies and led global channels at McAfee as they integrated with Intel.
Alex also served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Mobility Solutions Business Unit for BlackBerry, where he was responsible for the transition of the iconic BlackBerry mobile phone into a security-focused IOT software company, and led the team that developed the strategic and technological alliance relationships. including worldwide license agreements.
“I am delighted to join Riverbed | Aternity and take the lead in the partner and channel ecosystem. The foundation is here to take the company to the next level of growth, with one of the most innovative partner programs in the industry and with partners who are heavily invested in our mutual success, and to help our collective customers deliver an exceptional digital experience,” said Alex Thurber, SVP, Global Partners and Alliances at Riverbed | Aternity.
Craig McCullough, SVP, Public Sector, and his organization will focus on strengthening Riverbed | Aternity’s relationship with its federal, state, and local customers ensures that the company meets their critical and stringent IT and security functionality requirements. Previously, he served as senior vice president of public sector at security firm BeyondTrust, where he built and grew the public sector team.
During his career, he has successfully implemented strategic account and partner programs across industry verticals to drive market share and revenue growth. His past technology experience includes leadership roles at CommVault, Hewlett Packard and GTSI.
“I am thrilled to join the company at such an important time in its trajectory as it redefines the unified observability market and sustains the most comprehensive visibility and acceleration solutions for the public sector,” said Craig. McCullough, SVP, Public Sector at Riverbed. | Aternity. “Our team will be focused on delivering best-in-class solutions to our public sector clients, including the largest defense and civilian government agencies, helping them support their missions and accelerate their digital and cloud strategies.”