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Citrix: A Leader in Mobility, Virtualization, Networking and Cloud Services


The future of mobile is incremental innovation with a transformational impact.” – Reijo Pold.

Over the past decade, a number of technology trends including cloud, mobile, and now the evolution of software-defined environments are changing the role of IT in business. Networks, desktops, data, and even in-person meetings have all been decoupled from physical locations and transformed into fully digital mobile workspaces that provide complete business mobility. Citrix is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, reinventing how people connect with ideas and how processes and facilities are designed to enable new ways for businesses and people to work.

The company was founded in 1989 with a far-reaching dream to invent technologies that would give people the freedom to work the way they wanted. Over the last 25 years, Citrix has held steadfast to this dream, listening carefully about business challenges and anticipating the future. Today, the company is at the epicenter of the mobile and cloud revolution. Its products span virtualization, networking, cloud and mobility, enabling people to work and collaborate anywhere, anytime and on any device. It powers business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. When people choose how, where and when work happens, they become empowered and businesses can innovate like never before.

In this new era, work is no longer a place – it’s something you do anywhere when inspiration strikes. This is better for people, better for IT and better for business. Through innovation, commitment and a compelling vision of the future of work, Citrix is making a difference every day at thousands of organizations in every corner of the globe. What Citrix does is more than a game changer; it’s a life changer.

With annual revenue of $3.14 billion in 2014, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 400,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally.

Product Offerings

The company has tailored products for each aspect in the mobile workspace. They are as listed below:

Apps and Desktop

Virtualization: XenApp, XenDesktop and Citix Workspace Suite.

Enterprise Mobility-

Management: XenMobile.

File Sync and Sharing: ShareFile.

Networking: NetScaler.

Colloboration: GoToMeeting.

Cloud Services: Citrix Workspace Cloud.


The company’s clientage has reaped huge benefits from the various solutions offered by Citrix. Some of the major clients are Rhaetian Railway, Fujitsu, Pierre Marcolini, Shark Sports &
Entertainment, Powershop, Frank Hirth, Vina SantaRita, etc.


Citrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, USA. It has offices in the US, Switzerland, China, Japan and India.

Awards and Recognitions

Was ranked #10 of the best places to work in Raleigh in the “large companies” category by the Triangle Business Journal.

Won the “Best of Show” award at Interop Tokyo 2015

Knowing the Masters

Bob Calderoni, Executive Chairman, Interim CEO and President
Bob has served as a member of the Board since June 2014 and was appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board in July 2015. He is also a member of the board of directors of Juniper Networks and KLA Tencor. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Ariba, Inc., from 2001 until it was sold to SAP in October 2012. Following the acquisition, Bob remained CEO of Ariba and was also appointed a member of the global managing board at SAP AG between 2012 and 2014. Before taking up the CEO role, he was Chief Financial Officer from January 2001 to October 2001. Prior to joining Ariba in January 2001, Bob served as CFO at Avery Dennison Corporation, Senior Vice President of Finance at Apple, and Vice President of Finance at IBM.

David J. Henshall, COO and CFO
David joined Citrix in 2003 and oversees the company’s worldwide finance, operations and administration organizations. This includes corporate accounting, strategic development, planning, treasury, tax, and audit and investor relations. He also leads the legal, information security, human resources, IT, supply chain, and real estate teams at Citrix. With 25 years of management experience in the technology sector, David has worked at several of the industry’s leading companies. Prior to joining Citrix, he served as chief financial officer of Rational Software Corporation; a software company acquired by IBM Corporation in 2003, and also held various finance positions at Cypress Semiconductor and Samsung.

“We empower your business with mobile workspaces.”