Rakesh Narasimhan joins Citrix as Group Vice President & General Manager, Desktop & Apps

This new year started with various directive staff movements, people come and go. Yesterday January 6, Citrix announced to have a new Group VP & GM, Desktop & Apps: Rakesh Narasimhan.

While in last year we noticed a sort of exodus from VMware to other companies, such as Jerry Chen and Bogomil Balkansky, who are respectively Jerry working in Greylock and Bogomil working as a startupper.  Now, as expected, we are observing a flow of people filling positions in VMware such as former Citrix Group VP & GM, Desktop & App Bob Schultz now appointed Chief Strategy Lead & VP, End User Computing.

With over 25 years of software industry experience and former general manager for several business lines in Microsoft Server and Tools division, Rakesh Narasimahn, who is taking the place of Bob Schultz in this role, is going to 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.

New Citrix Group VP & GM, Desktop & App Narasimahn declared:

Citrix is transforming virtual desktop and app delivery with its industry-leading solutions that can be delivered on-premise or from the cloud. It is an exciting time, and I am honored to join a world-class team that is as passionate as I am for creating innovative solutions that incorporate the entire Citrix portfolio to provide better mobile workforce productivity and success for customers.