As senior vice president of solutions, Gordon Payne is driving the company’s forward path, defining and delivering high-value customer solutions leveraging products and technologies from Citrix and its partners. In this role, Payne engages with a wide range of customers, partners and technologists building a new model for mobile workstyles. With this new model, people can move seamlessly between work and personal environments from any device and IT can deliver services securely across private and public clouds.
Under the solutions umbrella, Payne has responsibility for the emerging Mobile Platforms business, Global Strategic Alliances, Citrix Labs and the Citrix Start-up Accelerator. Prior to his current role, Payne held a number of product division roles at Citrix, most recently leading the Desktop and Cloud division achieving market leadership positions in desktop virtualization, cloud networking and cloud infrastructure.
Payne joined Citrix in 2004 with the acquisition of Net6. He has lived and worked in Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and the United States, now working from the Citrix development center in the heart of Silicon Valley. Payne holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and a bachelor’s degree in commercial studies from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.