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Citrix Expands Silicon Valley Presence with Industry Veterans from Cisco, HP and Symantec
Erin Hintz, Shankar Iyer, and Bob Schultz Bring a Wealth of Industry Experience to Drive Leadership in Enabling the Personal Cloud
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – July 26, 2011 – Citrix Systems today announced the addition of three new executive hires to drive leadership in enabling the personal cloud. Erin Hintz has joined as vice president, global marketing and ecommerce, Online Services Division; Shankar Iyer as vice president of product management, Receiver and End-user Services; and Bob Schultz, as group vice president and general manager, Enterprise Desktops and Applications. All three industry veterans will be based at the company’s newly expanded Silicon Valley headquarters.
More about Erin Hintz
Hintz will lead go-to-market efforts for the rapidly growing Online Services Division at Citrix, which provides the company’s award-winning line of secure, easy-to-use cloud-based solutions including GoToMeeting® and GoToMyPC® that enable people to collaborate and work from anywhere with anyone. Hintz brings a wealth of enterprise, SMB, consumer and OEM marketing experience to Citrix. Most recently she led the worldwide marketing organization of Symantec’s Norton consumer business. During her tenure, the business grew from $350M to over $2B dollars. Hintz also held several executive roles in product management and marketing. Hintz joined Symantec through the acquisition of Delrina where she was a public relations executive. Hintz received her post graduate diploma in management studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and an Honors B.A. from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is active in the Silicon Valley community holding board and advisory roles with Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT) and Zuberance.
More About Shankar Iyer
Iyer will drive product strategy for personal cloud and end-user services with Citrix Receiver™, enabling anytime access to virtual desktops and applications from any device. Iyer comes to Citrix from the WebEx division of Cisco, where he led the formation of a Cloud Applications business unit focused on next-generation SaaS and cloud applications for large and small enterprises. Prior to its acquisition by Cisco, Iyer was vice president of products and new business initiatives at WebEx, charged with expanding new business opportunities for the next-generation WebEx platform. Prior to Cisco, he served as executive vice president, products and marketing for GemStone Systems (recently acquired by VMware) and before that, VP of products and strategy at TIBCO Software. Iyer received a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University, a M.S. in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Technology in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.
More About Bob Schultz
Schultz will drive the company’s market leading desktop and application virtualization business with responsibility for Citrix XenDesktop® and Citrix XenApp™. Schultz comes to Citrix from HP where he spent nine years in a variety of senior leadership roles across the Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking businesses, most recently as vice president of operations, planning and strategy. Prior to that, he was general manager for the enterprise server and storage software business where he led the creation of the management, virtualization and automation software that enables the next generation datacenter infrastructure. Prior to HP, Schultz served as chief operating officer at Adaptec where he was responsible for day-to-day operations, including development, marketing, sales, service and IT. He holds a M.B.A. from the Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL, a M.S. in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.S. in general engineering from the University of Illinois.
Erin Hintz, Vice President, Global Marketing and Ecommerce, Online Services Division
“Citrix is fundamentally changing the way the world works with a portfolio of cloud-based services that not only significantly improve business productivity, but also unleash creativity and innovation in the way individuals do their jobs and interact with others. It is truly exciting to join a world-class team that is as passionate as I am in creating solutions that will provide better opportunities and success for the customers we serve.”
Shankar Iyer, Vice President of Product Management, Receiver and End-user Services
“Citrix Receiver enables business users to work with their applications and data from anywhere with a full self-service experience. It is my goal to continue to enhance the user’s experience from any device – tablets, smartphones, laptops, and other new devices in the future. I look forward to working with the great team that is behind Citrix Receiver.”
Bob Schultz, Group Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Desktops and Applications
“Citrix is leading desktop transformation as evidenced by our customer success, market recognition and ongoing innovation. I’m excited to be joining this visionary team to further our leadership and success in enabling customers to deliver desktops as a service.”
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Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is a leading provider of virtual computing solutions that help people work and play from anywhere on any device. More than 230,000 enterprises rely on Citrix to create better ways for people, IT and business to work through virtual meetings, desktops and datacenters. Citrix virtualization, networking and cloud solutions deliver over 100 million corporate desktops and touch 75 percent of Internet users each day. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies in 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2010 was $1.87 billion.
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