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Manuel Rivelo - F5 Networks

Manuel Rivelo has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of F5 Networks since July 2015.

Previously, Rivelo served as F5’s Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutions. In this role, he led the company’s strategy and business development, product management, and global marketing strategy. Since joining the company in October 2011, he has expanded F5 beyond its data center roots to include a hybrid offering with scale-out virtual editions, born-in-the-cloud solutions, and as-a-service offerings that complement its market-leading, purpose-built hardware. In addition, Rivelo led the build-out of the F5 Synthesis architectural vision, allowing application delivery to evolve in alignment with new innovations, customer demands, and the company’s strategic vision.

Prior to joining F5, Rivelo was Senior Vice President of Engineering Systems and Operations for Cisco Systems, Inc. During his 19 years at Cisco, Rivelo served as a member of the Cisco Engineering Leadership Team, ran Worldwide Sales and Engineering Operations, and was head of the Worldwide Systems Engineering organization. Rivelo has worked with large enterprises, service providers, and small-medium businesses to design and build critical products, systems, and networks. His managerial career spans 25 years in product engineering, strategic planning, business operations, field engineering sales, and IT.

Rivelo serves on the board of directors of Apollo Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest private education providers. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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