NEW YORK – August 15, 2011 – AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization technology, announced today it has named Keith Turnbull as vice president of global development. A recognized global strategist with deep industry expertise, Turnbull will be responsible for driving AppSense’s global development strategy and continuing to build its world-class development team. In this new role, he will work closely with AppSense CTO, Harry Labana, and the global executive team to further establish the company as the leader in user virtualization technology.
“Keith has a proven track record of achieving enterprise readiness quickly and efficiently and will play a key role in our roadmap and our rapid expansion plans for 2012,” said Darron Antill, CEO of AppSense. “I look forward to working with Keith and believe he will be a valuable addition to our executive team as we continue to innovate our user virtualization technology to transform the desktop as we know it.”
A 30-year veteran of the software industry, Turnbull spent the last 13 years in executive development and engineering roles at Citrix, joining the company through the acquisition of Insignia Solutions, an x86 emulation company. During his time at Citrix, he successfully grew existing development teams as well as setting up sizeable new product teams from scratch and taking on new sites through multiple acquisitions. Turnbull has led teams of up to 500 developers and was responsible for many of the core product teams that achieved great success in their lifecycle; most notably scaling up Citrix XenApp to a strategic $1 billion plus product and delivering the first versions of XenDesktop. He was most recently vice president of worldwide development for HDX and Receiver products at Citrix, working on a wide variety of desktop and mobile platforms including the iPad, Android, Playbook and TouchPad. Before joining Citrix, Turnbull managed teams for Electronic Design Automation companies and led innovative design teams at Fairchild Semiconductor, National Semiconductor , TfL and Land Rover. He holds a masters and bachelor degree in Engineering from Cambridge University.
“The rapid adoption of user virtualization technology is astounding and only accelerating as enterprises realize its essential nature,” said Turnbull. “While at Citrix, I developed a deep respect for what AppSense does and how they benefit both IT and the user. I am delighted to join AppSense at a key inflexion point on its upward trajectory that also allows me to leverage my strong relationship with the Citrix development team and our mutual customers.”
AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization solutions, makes physical and virtual desktop deployment possible by ensuring a seamless user experience across all delivery platforms. AppSense accelerates multi-platform desktop deployments by eliminating costly user management tools, enabling single-image application delivery, and ensuring users have the same experience from any desktop. AppSense technology is used around the world by companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Lowes, United Airlines, Wachovia and ESPN. AppSense has offices in New York and San Jose in the US, London and Manchester in the UK, and additional offices in Munich, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Paris and Oslo. For more information, visit www.appsense.com.