Citrix appoints Kirill Tatarinov as CEO

Former Microsoft executive vice president joins Citrix

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Citrix appoints Kirill Tatarinov as CEO Citrix announces Kirill Tatarinov as president and CEO (Citrix)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  January 21, 2016

American software company Citrix named veteran Microsoft executive Kirill Tatarinov as its newly appointed president and CEO.

Tatarinov joins Citrix with 30 years of industry experience, where he served as the chief technology officer at BMC, plus 13 years of leadership roles at Microsoft. He was the executive vice president of the Microsoft Business Solitons Division where he doubled revenue, increased profitably, led the division's transformation to the cloud and managed the global partner ecosystem.

"I am honored to join Citrix during this exciting time," said Mr. Tatarinov. "Citrix is an iconic company with a world-class brand, innovative products, and a large installed base, including 99% of the Global 500. Citrix is a key enabler of digital business.

"Across every industry and region, the secure delivery of apps and data is a strategic imperative for organizations of all sizes. I look forward to working alongside Citrix's leaders, talented employees, and dedicated partners around the world to push the boundaries of innovation and create greater value together."

Interim president and CEO Robert Calderoni added: "Following a thorough review of candidates, the Board determined that Kirill's strong product management background and extensive technology leadership experience make him the right person to oversee Citrix's innovation and growth strategy."

The CEO search process was led by a committee of the Board consisting of Robert Calderoni, Godfrey R. Sullivan and Jesse Cohn, and the assistance of executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles. With Tatarinov's appointment, the Citrix Board will be comprised of 11 directors.

 

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