David J. Henshall

President and Chief Executive Officer

David Henshall was appointed president & chief executive officer for Citrix in July 2017.  He is also a member of the board of directors.  

As CEO, Henshall is responsible for overseeing all business functions, go-to-market activities, attainment of our strategic, operational and financial goals, and is the primary management interface with the board of directors.  

Prior to being appointed to CEO, Henshall served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Citrix.  In those roles, he oversaw the company’s worldwide finance, operations and administration organizations.

He joined Citrix as vice president and CFO in 2003; was appointed senior vice president and CFO in 2006; and appointed as chief operating officer and CFO in 2011.  In addition, he served as acting CEO and president of Citrix in 2013 and 2014.

Prior to joining Citrix, he served as chief financial officer of Rational Software Corporation, a software company acquired by IBM Corporation in 2003, and also held various finance positions at Cypress Semiconductor and Samsung.

With his tenure at Citrix, he brings over 25 years of technology management experience to the role, and has deep knowledge of Citrix’s business.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of New Relic.