Manny Rivelo is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Forcepoint. As Forcepoint CEO, Rivelo drives the company’s strategy to accelerate enterprise and government agency adoption of a modern approach to security that embraces the emerging Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture. According to Gartner, more than 40 percent of enterprises will embrace SASE by 2024.
Rivelo brings to Forcepoint more than 30 years of experience across executive leadership, product management, customer support and sales functions with some of the world’s leading security and information technology companies. Rivelo joined Forcepoint from global investment firm Francisco Partners Consulting where he served as Senior Operating Partner. Prior to Francisco Partners, he was Chief Customer Officer at Arista Networks, where he was responsible for the company’s global sales and field marketing functions. Previously he also served as President & CEO of AppViewX, a low-code infrastructure automation provider.
Additional senior leadership roles included F5 Networks where he served as President and CEO as well as Executive Vice President, Security, Service Provider and Strategic Solutions responsible for launching and driving new market adjacencies in Security and Service Providers, Product Management, Marketing, and Business / Corporate Development. Prior to F5 Networks, Rivelo held various senior leadership roles at Cisco Systems including Senior Vice President of the Engineering and Operations group. While at Cisco, he oversaw roles in sales and multiple businesses, drove technical solution requirements for Cisco customers of all sizes and was responsible for operational excellence, standardization around processes and tools as well as enabling new business models.
Rivelo is currently a Director at Sandvine, Outdoorsy, WootCloud, Valtix and Fashwire. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.