August 4, 2015 – Heidrick & Struggles has been selected by Citrix Systems Inc. to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Mark Templeton has decided to step down as president and CEO after serving in that position since 1998.
“I can assure you I will be intensely focused on driving us forward until we identify the best person to take the reins, however long that may take,” said Mr. Templeton. “I have total confidence that the board will identify a great candidate to serve Citrix into the future.”
Founded 26 years ago and based in Ft. Lauderdale, Citrix Systems is a multinational software company that provides server, application and desktop virtualization, networking, software-as-a-service, and cloud computing technologies. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud.
Heidrick & Struggles is currently leading a number of CEO searches for client companies, including Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores and Famous Dave’s of America. Recently, the firm completed CEO assignments for Owens & Minor, Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Heidrick’s global CEO practice includes a team of 90 consultants who provide leadership advisory services and succession planning expertise to clients that include Fortune 1000, FTSE 350, and other marquee global organizations as well as start-ups and small/medium cap companies. Jeff Sanders serves as vice chairman and managing partner of the firm’s North America chief executive officer practice.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media