As Executive Vice President of Strategic Solutions at F5 Networks, Manuel Rivelo is responsible for the company’s strategic development, product management, and global marketing strategy. Prior to joining F5 in October 2011, 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 some of the largest enterprises, service providers, and small-medium businesses (SMBs), designing and building 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 bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.