Citrix today announced the appointment of Rakesh Narasimhan as group vice president and general manager. In this role, he will drive strategy for the company s market-leading desktop and application virtualization business with responsibility for a broad portfolio of products including Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenApp®.
A seasoned tech and business leader, Narasimhan brings more than 25 years of software industry experience to Citrix. Narasimhan spent 15 years at Microsoft serving as general manager for several business lines in the Server and Tools division covering Microsoft Azure, SQLServer, Windows Server, Windows Client, virtualization, storage, data protection and security products. Most recently, he served as president and CEO at InstallFree, a developer of application portability, virtualization and access solutions that delivered Microsoft Office as a subscription-based cloud service to any device. He worked at Oracle in senior roles in the areas of databases, transaction-processing systems and distributed systems.
Narasimhan is most passionate about delivering amazing user experiences to enterprise customers through innovative software, using well-defined architectures. He will leverage the company s strong leadership in desktop and app virtualization to drive integration across the entire Citrix portfolio. Narasimhan will be based in the Citrix Silicon Valley headquarters.
Citrix is a cloud company that enables mobile workstyles empowering people to work and collaborate from anywhere, securely accessing apps and data on any of the latest devices, as easily as they would in their own office. Citrix solutions help IT and service providers build clouds, leveraging virtualization and networking technologies to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective cloud services. With market-leading cloud solutions for mobility, desktop virtualization, networking, cloud platforms, collaboration and data sharing, Citrix helps organizations of all sizes achieve the speed and agility necessary to succeed in a mobile and dynamic world.