We are excited to share that Eric Wolford has joined Accel as a venture partner. We have known Eric for 15 years and have always enjoyed working with him. He has held important management roles within several companies that Accel has invested in and is a proven and experienced leader.
Most recently Eric served as President of the Products Group for Riverbed Technology, and currently serves as one of their board members. During his 10-plus years at Riverbed, Eric led a number of functions including products, marketing and development that helped to take the company public and deliver growth from zero to $1 billion in revenue.
Eric will be working closely with our enterprise IT and data-driven software investment team and will be responsible for evaluating, investing and building early stage companies. Additionally, he will help advise our portfolio companies on a range of operational issues including strategy, product development and marketing.
Prior to Riverbed, he served as senior vice president of products and marketing for netVmg (acquired by Internap) and VP product management and marketing for Fast Forward which was acquired by Inktomi, where he served as VP of product marketing. Wolford began his career with AT&T where he rose through the ranks and held a number of product management, product marketing and business development roles during his time there.
Welcome aboard Eric!