Riverbed Technology appoints New Channel Account Manager for Middle East and Africa

December 17, 2009 1:07 pm

“Brian is a great addition to Riverbed. His knowledge and expertise will be a great asset as we continue to develop our channel partner network within this region,”

said Marcus Chambers, Vice President Sales for EMEA at Riverbed.

Dainton brings over 20 years of experience in the IT industry to Riverbed. He was most recently employed by Symantec as an Information Risk Management Channel Sales Specialist for the Middle East, North Africa, South Africa, Russia and the Southern Mediterranean, based in Dubai. While at Symantec, Dainton also operated as a channel sales manager for the Enterprise Messaging Management team within the UK, with the goal to drive the revenue growth of Symantec’s newest technologies across the Middle East and North and South African regions. Prior to Symantec, Dainton worked for IBM South Africa, Infobank, Allegis Group and ZANTAZ.

“I’m very pleased to be joining a market-leading company with products that deliver clear customer value,” said Dainton. “I’m looking forward to working alongside our channel partners and assisting them with their development.”

Originally qualified as an electrical engineer, Dainton has worked within the South African engineering industry as well as operating as an electrical officer in the South African Merchant Navy.