Who are Citrix Systems?

Citrix is a well known company in technology circles and has been around since the late 1980s. Today Citrix has a multitude of different products, with some being market leaders in the sectors they operate in.

Citrix Systems Inc is more commonly known as Citrix and is a technology company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Operational Head Quarters). The company also has corporate head quarters in Santa Clara, California.


The company is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange as CTXS.

Revenues of $2.21 billion were accrued in the year ending 2011.


Mark B.Templeton retained until 2015, the President & CEO roles for Citrix Systems Inc, taking over the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role in 2001 and being appointed president in 1998.

Other members of the executive teams management include Brett Caine (Senior Vice President & General Manager Online Services), David R. Friedman (General Counsel & Senior Vice President Human Resources), David J. Hensall (Executive Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer), Al Monserrat (Senior Vice President Sales & Services), Gordon Payne (Senior Vice President & General Manager Desktop and Cloud Division) an Wes Wasson (Senior Vice President & Chief Marking Officer).

The executive team also includes Business & Strategic Development executives, Michael Cristinziano (Corportate Vice President Strategic Development) and Simon Hayes (Vice President Strategic Alliances).


Citrix’s key products include XenApp, XenDesktop, XenServer, XenClient and NetScaler.


Founded 1989 in Richardson, Texas by Ed Iacobucci initially as Citrus Systems and relocated to Coral Springs, Florida the same year. The name was changed to Citrix due to legal issues, as another company already traded as Citrus Systems.

Ed Iacobucci used to work for IBM on the OS/2 joint project between IBM and Microsoft. He wanted different machines to be able to run different types of software.

The first product developed was called Citrix Multiuser OS/2, developed to work with IBM’s OS/2 operating system. Multiuser allowed more than one user to connect to the operating system on a central server computer at the same time.

Photo credits:

Citrix Headquarters Santa Clara Calfornia USA CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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