FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2017--
Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTXS) today announced that Mark J. Ferrer
has been appointed executive vice president and chief revenue officer,
reporting to Citrix president and CEO, David Henshall. Ferrer joins
Citrix from SAP, where he has been the chief operating officer and
executive vice president of SAP Global Customer Operations since 2011.
Citrix executive vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services, Carlos
Sartorius, will be assisting with the transition and retiring at the end
of 2017. Sartorius joined Citrix in 2011 leading the Citrix EMEA
organization and was named head of the Worldwide Sales and Services team
“Carlos has been a great partner, leading the expansion of our sales and
services organization over the past several years,” said David Henshall.
“It has been an honor to have Carlos on the Citrix leadership team, and
he has been a big influence in rebuilding our international sales
organization, positioning us for sustained growth as we continue on our
“We have been sharing for the past few months that Citrix is
accelerating our cloud transformation. To help us as we make the move
quickly, we are bringing in a new executive, who has many years of
experience selling cloud-based solutions, to lead our sales and services
organization. Mark’s experience at SAP as they transitioned to
cloud-based offerings, while helping their customers adopt critical
cloud initiatives, will be a huge benefit to Citrix and all of our
partners and customers. Mark joins an experienced Citrix leadership
team, many of whom have also helped other leading companies with their
In Ferrer’s expansive role at SAP, he was primarily responsible for
global go-to-market and customer engagement, of one of the largest sales
forces in technology. In his 6 years at SAP, he was integral in
integrating significant cloud acquisitions into SAP’s sales motion. He
also led sales for the largest Platinum customers as well as the global
Strategic Customer Program. Additionally, he has held various positions
in a variety of areas, including solution experience, presales, sales
operations, and SAP’s Global Ecosystem & Channels organization, among
other areas. Mark brings to Citrix an extensive background in sales,
marketing, solution development, and general management gained through
nearly 30 years of experience in the software and services industry.
This includes being the CEO of two public software companies,
non-executive Chairman and board member of two others and head of global
software sales for HP.
“I am thrilled to join such a well-respected company and brand that has
incredible customers, great partners, and world class employees. I want
to thank Carlos for helping me through the end of the year as we
continue to transition our solutions and most importantly, our
customers, to the cloud. I am joining Citrix at a very exciting time!”
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) aims to power a world where people, organizations
and things are securely connected and accessible to make the
extraordinary possible. We help customers reimagine the future of work
by providing the most comprehensive secure digital workspace that
unifies the apps, data and services people need to be productive, and
simplifies IT’s ability to adopt and manage complex cloud environments.
Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations including
99 percent of the Fortune 100 and 98 percent of the Fortune 500.
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