Citrix announces that a CEO succession plan is in progress

Mark T to step down as CEO of Citrix

Citrix has announced that the company’s president and chief executive officer, Mark Templeton, has informed the board of directors of his plans to retire. Mr. Templeton will continue to serve as president and CEO and a director of the company until such time as a successor has been appointed. Mark B. Templeton to retire as president and CEO. Board of directors initiates search to identify successor.

The Citrix Board has initiated a CEO search process and has retained Heidrick & Struggles, a leading executive search firm, to assist with the process of identifying and evaluating candidates.

“I will continue to focus on leading Citrix and driving value-creating change until we are ready to make a smooth transition,” said Mr. Templeton. “I have total confidence that the board will identify a great candidate to serve Citrix into the future.”

“Mark Templeton is a software industry giant. Under his 20 years of leadership, Citrix has transformed to a $3b global technology leader,” said Thomas Bogan, lead independent director for Citrix. “We look forward to continuing to work with Mark to drive the strategy we have laid out for the future, while we work to identify his best possible successor.”