Executive Profiles

Manny Rivelo, CEO of Forcepoint

Manny Rivelo,



Manny Rivelo, CEO of Forcepoint

Manny Rivelo serves as the CEO of Forcepoint, a Texas-based software company specializing in cybersecurity, cloud access security and cross-domain solutions.

The company said it is accelerating the government’s adoption of the Secure Access Service Edge, which it describes as an emerging architecture that enables uniform cloud connectivity across networks.

Rivelo is responsible for setting and executing the company’s strategy in providing modernization services for government clients, Forcepoint said.

He has more than 30 years of experience holding executive leadership, product management, customer support and sales roles in information technology and security companies.

Before joining Forcepoint in January, Rivelo was a senior operating partner at Francisco Partners, an investment firm that works with technology-focused businesses.

Rivelo previously served as chief customer officer at Arista Networks. He was responsible for the computer networking company’s global sales and field marketing.

He also served as president and CEO of F5 Networks and senior vice president of Cisco’s engineering and operations group.

Cisco credits him with enabling new business models, standardizing processes and tools and driving technical solution requirements for customers.

Rivelo earned a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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