Sudhakar Ramakrishna leads the Enterprise and Service Provider Division as senior vice president and general manager, overseeing the company’s strategy and execution for its virtualization, networking and cloud solutions. The Citrix portfolio of products and solutions enable IT and service providers to deliver high-performance, elastic and cost-effective services for mobile work styles, making it easy for people to work and collaborate from anywhere.
With more than 20 years of experience across the mobility, networking, security and collaboration markets, Ramakrishna joined Citrix from Polycom, where he was president of products and services. Before Polycom, he was corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola’s wireless broadband business, responsible for building and scaling their 4G and LTE mobile product initiatives. Previously he ran global software operations at Motorola, developing innovative and collaborative teams focused on a wide range of customers, technologies and solutions. Ramakrishna has also held senior leadership roles at Stoke Networks, 3COM and US Robotics, and brings to Citrix a wealth of experience working with enterprise, carrier/operator customers and ecosystem partners.
Ramakrishna brings to Citrix significant experience in strategic planning and execution, organization development, and incubating and scaling new businesses. He has led strategic partnerships with IBM, HP, Huawei, Siemens and others, and has overseen several mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Ramakrishna earned his master’s degree in Computer Science from Kansas State, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Ramakrishna holds and has filed several patents in the areas of IP telephony, soft switching and load balancing.