Riverbed has announced that Mark Jopling has joined Riverbed as Senior Vice President (SVP) Sales of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
As part of his new role, Jopling will be reporting to Riverbed senior vice president and chief sales officer Andy Elder and developing and executing the company’s sales strategy and go-to-market execution in EMEA will be under his purview.
Leading the Riverbed team across its five EMEA markets to ensure closer engagement with existing customers; deeper penetration into key industry sectors; as well as generate new business opportunities with strategic partners, to deliver continued success and acceleration across the company’s portfolio of industry-leading digital performance solutions, will be among his responsibilities.
Jopling joins Riverbed from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was the Colleague and Network Technology Director, responsible for 24/7 business critical operations, risk and control. This included transforming their legacy environment to a cloud-centric architecture, and developing customer experience platforms via omni-channel technologies to help enable digital customer journeys. Prior to this, Jopling spent almost nine years at the British multinational telecommunications company, BT, in several roles, as their Vice President of Financial Services, delivering major digital transformation projects for clients, and as their Director for EMEA Carriers, selling and operating complex Managed Network Services to Mobile and Fixed Network Operators. Earlier in his career, Jopling has also held senior sales positions at Nokia and Vodafone.
“Riverbed has been executing on a multi-year strategy to lead in digital performance, providing organisations with a powerful combination of Digital Experience Management and Next-Generation Infrastructure solutions to accelerate business performance and outcomes,” said Mark Jopling, Senior Vice President Sales, EMEA, at Riverbed. “I’m delighted to be joining the company and working with the EMEA team and our partner community, to help our customers modernise their IT architecture for the cloud and digital, with the ever-increasing demand for Riverbed’s digital performance solutions. Digital innovations are simply transforming industries every day, and I’m very excited to be part of it with Riverbed.”