Riverbed CEO Jerry Kennelly Among Highest Employee-Rated CEOs for 2014

Kennelly Ranked #14 Overall and #7 Among Tech CEOs, Receiving a 93% Approval Rating, Based Entirely on Employee Feedback Shared on Popular Job Site Glassdoor

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ:RVBD), the leader in application performance infrastructure, announced today that Chairman and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly has been awarded Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEO recognition for 2014. Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, released its annual report highlighting the 50 Highest Rated CEOs according to employees. More than half a million company reviews submitted to Glassdoor during past 12 months were taken into consideration when determining the list. Kennelly was ranked #14 overall and #7 among technology CEOs, and received a 93 percent approval rating, based on the anonymous and voluntary reviews Riverbed® employees shared on Glassdoor throughout the past year.

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In employee reviews, Kennelly was recognized for creating a great culture, inspiring employees, his vision/direction for Riverbed’s future, friendly demeanor, and openness. For example, in one review, a Riverbed employee wrote: “Great history and success. Jerry is a fantastic CEO with tons of enthusiasm and energy. Very personable and cares greatly about his company and people.”

“For more than 10 years, Riverbed has been helping our 25,000 customers drive business performance by optimizing the delivery and management of the applications and data their organizations depend on, regardless of where those applications reside,” said Riverbed Chairman and CEO Jerry M. Kennelly. “I’m proud of our success as a company, market leadership, market-redefining, innovations – but most of all I’m proud of how we achieved all that, through a culture of transparency, trust, creativity and collaboration. I’m humbled by the Glassdoor CEO rankings, but it’s the Riverbed culture, I believe that employees are responding to in their comments, as well as with their daily enthusiasm and drive.”

“To be honored and receive endorsement from your employees for your strong leadership ability is no small task. It requires a steady commitment to define, express and constantly reiterate the company mission and set a clear picture of long term success,” said Glassdoor CEO & Co-founder Robert Hohman. “I am proud to help celebrate each CEO on the Glassdoor report for attaining this remarkable achievement.”

Riverbed was recently named one of the top 20 Best Places to Work in the Glassdoor Employee’s Choice Awards 2014. It is the second year in a row that Riverbed has been honored with the award and ranked in the top 10 best places to work in the technology industry. Riverbed was founded in 2002 to eliminate distance and location as constraints in delivering applications by solving the problems of latency and bandwidth limitations in wide area networks. Through a culture of innovation and collaboration, the company now offers the most complete platform to enable organizations to embrace location-independent computing so that business objectives – not technical constraints – drive how applications and data are delivered. The Riverbed Application Performance Platform™ is a set of integrated solutions that gives companies the flexibility to host applications and data in the locations that best serve the business while ensuring the flawless delivery of those apps. Riverbed works with a broad and diverse ecosystem of partners to extend the value of the platform with a range of implementation, integration and value-added services.

About Glassdoor Highest Rated CEOs

This year Glassdoor introduced Highest Rated CEOs in the United States for large (1,000 or more employees) and SMB employers (less than 1,000 employees) along with the Highest Rated CEOs in the United Kingdom. Large US employers had to receive at least 100 CEO approval ratings and SMB US employers had to receive at least 20 approval ratings between February 1, 2013 and January 31, 2014.

CEO approval ratings are gathered through Glassdoor’s online company review survey, which seeks to gain employee sentiment about the work environment and culture of their current or recent employer. Employees are asked to rate a number of factors related to the job and company including how satisfied they are with the job and company along with key workplace facets like compensation and benefits as well as work-life balance. In addition, employees are asked whether they approve or disapprove of the way their CEO is leading the company. See more details of what is included in the company review survey.

The complete list of the 50 Highest Rated CEOs: http://www.glassdoor.com/50-Highest-Rated-CEOs-LST_KQ0,21.htm.

About Glassdoor

Glassdoor is the world’s most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs and companies recruit top talent. Founded in 2007, Glassdoor offers members the latest job listings, as well as access to proprietary user-generated content including company-specific salary reports, ratings and reviews, CEO approval ratings, interview questions and reviews, office photos and more. Members also have the ability to see Inside Connections™ at particular companies via their Facebook network. In addition, thousands of employers are using Glassdoor Talent Solutions to support their recruiting and employer branding efforts. Glassdoor, which won the 2013 Webby Award for Best Employment Site, is one of the most popular mobile job apps on iOS and Android platforms. Glassdoor is backed by Benchmark, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global. More information about Glassdoor can be found on the Glassdoor Blog, Glassdoor Talent Solutions Blog and by following the company on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Glassdoor.com is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.

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About Riverbed

Riverbed at more than $1 billion in annual revenue is the leader in Application Performance Infrastructure, delivering the most complete platform for Location-Independent Computing. Location-Independent Computing turns location and distance into a competitive advantage by allowing IT to have the flexibility to host applications and data in the most optimal locations while ensuring applications perform as expected, data is always available when needed, and performance issues are detected and fixed before end users notice. Riverbed’s 25,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100. Learn more at www.riverbed.com.

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Contacts

MEDIA CONTACT
Riverbed Technology
Lori Cross, 415-527-4114
lori.cross@riverbed.com
or
INVESTOR RELATIONS CONTACT
Riverbed Technology
Renee Lyall, 415-247-6353
renee.lyall@riverbed.com