Sartorius promoted to Citrix sales chief

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Citrix’s (NASDAQ:CTXS) EMEA chief, Carlos Sartorius, has been named senior VP of the vendor’s worldwide sales and services.

He replaces Al Monserrat, a fifteen year Citrix veteran, who’s leaving the company. He has run sales and services since 2008, during which time he re-engineered the sales organisation and is credited with strengthening Citrix’s go-to-market model and growing revenues by nearly 90 percent.

Sartorius will report directly to Citrix president and CEO, Mark Templeton.

“I want to recognise the huge contribution and impact Al has had since joining our company 15 years ago,” says Templeton. “It has been an honour and a privilege to have had him on our team, and I want to extend my heartfelt thanks and best wishes to him as he takes the next step in his journey.”

Prior to Citrix, Sartorius held a range of senior industry leadership positions, most recently with HP, where he was VP and general manager of HP’s networking business unit in EMEA. Prior to that he served as CEO of Orange Business Services, was president for Avaya’s EMEA business and had a number of leadership roles at Motorola.

Adds Templeton: “Carlos has done a remarkable job getting our EMEA business back on track and has all of the right qualities to lead the ongoing development and growth of our global field organisations. He is well versed in our go-to-market, partner and channel models and has a deep understanding of our customers’ challenges and perspectives, making him the perfect executive for this role as we continue to drive toward our vision of a software-defined workplace.”

Sartorius’ promotion is effective immediately. He is moving to the US and will be based in the company’s Santa Clara, California HQ. Monserrat will remain with the company until April 1.

Sartorius’ replacement as chief of Citrix EMEA’s organisation is yet to be announced.

Citrix announced on Monday it has acquired software-defined storage vendor Sanbolic.


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