Two industry veterans on End User Computing leave Citrix and join VMware.
Bob Schultz joins VMware as Chief Strategy Lead & VP, End User Computing. He is an experienced senior executive who previously worked for Citrix as Group Vice President and General manager desktops and applications. In that role he was responsible for stategy of Citrix market-leading desktop and application virtualization business with responsibility for a broad portfolio of products including Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp. Rakesh Narasimhan replaced Schultz at Citrix.
Sumit Dhawan has been appointed head of the desktop business. He is a senior business leader with 18 years of experience and a proven track record of establishing market leadership for enterprise products. He held various leadership positions at Citrix for nearly 16 years and most recently served as group vice president and general manager for the Enterprise Mobility Group at Citrix, where he was in charge of strategic product positioning, technology integration and go-to-market strategies.
Longtime VMware veteran Kit Colbert has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO) of End-User Computing, and will help drive product and technology strategy for its product portfolio.
This shows that VMware is very serious about End User Computing. In 2013 another senior executive joined VMware in the EUC division. Sanjay Poonen is General Manager of End-User Computing Business.
The VMware press release on todays news can be read here.