Riverbed announced that Ian Halifax has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), responsible for all aspects of accounting, finance, tax and treasury and will work as part of the executive leadership team to drive continued momentum for Riverbed and the Company’s Digital Performance solutions.
Halifax brings tremendous experience to Riverbed, having held CFO roles at multiple public and private companies. He has more than 30 years of professional experience, and brings to Riverbed substantial operational, mergers and acquisitions, and capital-raising expertise.
“Ian’s record of success is fueled by his thoughtful, disciplined and strategic approach to financial management – and is matched by his energy and enthusiasm for helping Riverbed to meet and exceed our financial and business goals,” said Rich McBee, President and CEO of Riverbed Technology.
“Riverbed has significant market opportunities ahead, as organizations worldwide are looking to capitalize on their digital transformation investments and increase the performance of applications and the networks they run on,” said Ian Halifax, Chief Financial Officer at Riverbed Technology.
“I’m looking forward to working with our experienced team to accelerate our execution and drive great results for Riverbed.”
Halifax most recently served as CFO at ON24, a cloud-based marketing intelligence and demand generation platform. He also held public company CFO roles at: Macrovision (now TiVo), where he oversaw a period of dramatic revenue and earnings growth and drove multiple acquisitions; Micromuse (acquired by IBM); Wind River Systems, which was acquired by Intel following a period of sustained revenue and earnings growth; and at Tintri.
Halifax has held private company CFO roles at Host Analytics and Grass Valley. In the early part of his career, he held finance positions at Sun Microsystems and KPMG. Halifax also spent time at IBM following its acquisition of Micromuse, and at Intel following its acquisition of Wind River Systems.
Halifax holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of York and an MBA from Henley Management College in the United Kingdom. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.