Michael O’Brien is the vice president of partner sales leading the Silver Peak global channel strategy and program with a primary focus on fully enabling partners and accelerating market expansion. Michael joins Silver Peak from Aerohive where he served as the vice president of global channels and architected a managed service program to enable partners to offer unique services to customers. Prior to Aerohive, Michael served as executive director of global channels and alliances at Dell where he focused on maximizing partner opportunity and satisfaction. Michael joined Dell in 2011 through the Force 10 acquisition, where he served as vice president of channels and alliances. Prior to that, he served in various channel leadership roles at AMD and Sun Microsystems where he led channel transformation initiatives to tightly align partner enablement to changing market dynamics and customer requirements.