Riverbed said that Dante Malagrino has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit (CIBU). Malagrino will be responsible for delivering next-generation infrastructure products that make the network as elastic and dynamic as the Cloud, and help organizations maximize digital performance. The 20+ year innovator will oversee the continued development of Riverbed's Software-Defined Networking, Application Acceleration, Edge and Wi-Fi product lines. Malagrino will report to Paul Mountford, Chief Executive Officer at Riverbed.
“Dante has done an amazing job in the last year in his engineering leadership role, which is why I'm confident in his ability to lead Riverbed's Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit with an aggressive and ambitious plan to expand the business and drive ongoing innovation,” said Paul Mountford, Chief Executive Officer at Riverbed. “Dante will set his focus on new technologies and building off of the strong position we have in the market today. He has done a great job in leading and developing our talented group of CIBU engineers and will now bring his leadership and successful track record to the full CIBU business.”
“Customer centric innovation is key, and our customers are shifting to a new software-defined networking model that requires ease of use and supporting multiple cloud environments – those are the core driving demands for innovation in the industry today and we're going to be right at the forefront,” said Dante Malagrino, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the CIBU at Riverbed. “I am truly excited about the opportunity to lead Riverbed's CIBU as I see the opportunity to leverage the expertise I have gained at larger companies, as well as the entrepreneurship drive as CEO and founder of a Silicon Valley startup.”
Malagrino joined Riverbed in April 2018 as the leader of CIBU engineering organization, before being promoted to his current role in January 2019. He is an entrepreneur and general manager with a strong technical background, a passion for innovation, and operational experience in both start-ups and large company environments. Malagrino brings 20+ years of experience to Riverbed, including a long tenure at Cisco where he covered several roles in engineering, marketing and product management. He also founded and led Embrane, a leading SDN (Software-Defined Networking) company that was acquired by Cisco in 2015.
Malagrino holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science Engineering from Politecnico di Torino in Italy.