Citrix hires Microsoft veteran Kirill Tatarinov as CEO

Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov
Citrix today announced the appointment of Microsoft veteran Kirill Tatarinov as president and CEO.

Interim president and CEO Robert Calderoni continues his role as executive chairman — driving execution of the strategic plan for operational excellence, capital structure and portfolio simplification.

Most recently, Kirill Tatarinov served as executive vice president of the Microsoft Business Solutions Division where he doubled revenue, increased profitability, led the division’s transformation to the cloud, and managed the partner ecosystem.

During his 13-year tenure at Microsoft, he also served as corporate vice president of the Management & Solutions Division where he accelerated product strategy execution, resulting in strong revenue growth.

Prior to Microsoft, Kirill 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.

About Kirill Tatarinov

Kirill Tatarinov most recently served as EVP of the Microsoft Business Solutions Division (MBS) with responsibility for the Microsoft Dynamics business across development, sales, marketing, and operations.

Prior to joining MBS in 2007, Kirill Tatarinov led the Management and Solutions Division at Microsoft, where he was in charge of the Microsoft Windows management technologies and products, including Microsoft System Center, as well as Windows Server solutions.

Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Kirill Tatarinov was SVP and chief technology officer for BMC.

Before that, Kirill Tatarinov was co-founder, chief architect, and head of Research and Development for Patrol Software, the developer of innovative software solutions for systems and network management acquired by BMC in 1994.

Before co-founding Patrol Software, Kirill Tatarinov worked in several systems, networking and consulting companies in Russia, Israel and Australia.

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