Gordon Payne is Vice President of Marketing for Citrixï¿½s Advanced Solutions Group and the Product Line Executive of Emerging Products for Citrixï¿½s Virtualization Systems Group. In both roles, Gordon is responsible for leading cross-functional teams that bring new and unique solutions to market. A network business veteran on an international scale, Payne provides marketing and product leadership with a focus on identifying new market opportunities and creating winning business and product solutions for Citrix customers and partners.
Gordon joined Citrix in December of 2004, through the $50M acquisition of Net6, Inc., a leader in SSL VPN Secure Remote Access and IP Telephony Application Solutions. With Net6, a Silicon Valley based start-up, he held the positions of both Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer, establishing a strong position for the company leading up to the acquisition by Citrix Systems, Inc.
Prior to Net6, Gordon held senior management positions in two venture backed Networking start-ups. Previously with Nortel Networks he was vice president and general manager of the Call Center/CRM and Enterprise Wireless Business Units. In 17 years with Nortel, he worked in the Carrier Networks, Wireless Networks, and Enterprise Solutions lines of business and lived in Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Australia and the United States.
Gordon holds an M.B.A. from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and a B.A. in Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario in Canada.
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