Software company Citrix has appointed Kirill Tatarinov (pictured) as president and CEO, effective January 25, 2016. A veteran Microsoft executive, Tatarinov will also join the Citrix Board as a director.
Interim president and CEO Robert Calderoni continues his role as executive chairman on the Citrix board of directors, focused on driving execution of the strategic plan for operational excellence, capital structure and portfolio simplification.
With 30 years of industry experience, Tatarinov has a track record overseeing product strategy and commercial operations in software and services. His background includes leadership positions at Microsoft for 13 years, including most recently serving as executive vice president of the Microsoft Business Solutions Division.
During his tenure at Microsoft, he also served as corporate vice president of the Management & Solutions Division. Prior to Microsoft, Tatarinov was a member of the senior leadership team at BMC, where he served as the chief technology officer, as well as holding product and business development leadership positions.
“The Board is delighted to welcome Tatarinov as the new president and CEO of Citrix,” said Robert Calderoni, executive chairman. “Following a thorough review of candidates, the Board determined that Tatarinov’s strong product management background and extensive technology leadership experience make him the right person to oversee Citrix’s innovation and growth strategy.”
Calderoni added, “It has been a pleasure serving as the interim CEO working with the Citrix team, alongside the Board of Directors and leadership.”
“I am honored to join Citrix during this exciting time,” said Tatarinov. “Citrix is an iconic company with a world-class brand, innovative products, and a large installed base, including 99% of the Global 500.”