Chief Executive Officer | episode 444

Strategic Priorities for Citrix's CEO

David Henshall is the President & CEO of Citrix, a software company that serves 90% of Fortune 500 companies and has revenue exceeding $2.5 billion. As CEO, Davis has responsibility for overseeing the company’s business functions, go-to-market activities, and the company’s strategic, operational, and financial goals. David has been with the company for over 15 years, and he held a variety of C-suite positions prior to being elevated to CEO. Most recently, he was the COO and CFO of the company. Prior to joining Citrix, he served as chief financial officer of Rational Software Corporation. March 26, 2020

444: In this interview, David lays out his three strategic pillars as CEO. First, David is focused on driving an organizational and strategy shift from product to platform. Second, he is looking to move the company’s products from on-premise to being cloud-first, and third, he is focused on a business model shift to move from perpetual licensing to a subscription model. We also discuss how Citrix’s technology allows the company to be a virtual organization, the challenges of attracting the right employees and retaining them, the partnerships Citrix has developed over the years, among other topics.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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