At Workspot, we believe that the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is the most secure, accessible and cost-effective way to deliver an enterprise desktop and should be central to accelerating the digital transformation of the modern enterprise.
Our leadership team and Board of Directors have deep experience in cloud, desktop virtualization and SaaS.
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder
Amitabh has more than twenty years of experience across enterprise software, end user computing, mobile, and database software. Amitabh co-founded Workspot with Puneet Chawla and Ty Wang in August 2012.
Prior to Workspot, Amitabh was the General Manager for Enterprise Desktops and Apps at Citrix Systems. In his five years at Citrix, Amitabh was VP Product Management for XenDesktop and VP Engineering for the Advanced Solutions Group.
Amitabh has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Read his blogs here.
Chief Product Officer
As Chief Product Officer at Workspot, Jimmy is responsible for overall product direction and technology partnership strategy.
Prior to Workspot, Jimmy held various senior technical product, marketing, and strategy roles at software, networking, and video compression companies, including Citrix where he was Director of Product Management and Strategic Alliances, responsible for XenDesktop product management and building the ecosystem strategy with technology partners such as Google, HP, and Dell.
Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Read his blogs here.
VP of Engineering
As VP of Engineering at Workspot, Prasad is responsible for the leading the company’s world class team of engineers located in the US and India.
Previously, Prasad has lead globally based development teams at early stage start-ups and large companies, including NComputing and Citrix. He most recently held the position as VP of Engineering at NComputing, a leader in Desktop and Application virtualization solutions. Before NComputing, he was the Sr. Director of Engineering of Enterprise Desktops and Application Division at Citrix where he lead Citrix XenDesktop 7 development teams. Previously Prasad was Director and Architect at Everypath where he built Mobile Application Gateway and Mobile Application Platforms.
Prasad holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University.
Chief Growth Officer
Richard brings more than 25 years of operational experience in building innovative companies and delivering information technology solutions to enterprises. His experience includes early stage, angel-funded and venture-backed companies, as well as a number of the technology industry’s largest organizations. Richard is fortunate to have been a part of several successful acquisition exits and one company IPO.
Prior to Workspot, Richard was a seed investor and Chief Revenue Officer at Prevoty, a leader in runtime application self-protection and the Chief Revenue Officer at Moovweb, an innovative mobile web software company. Before Moovweb, Richard was VP of WW Sales and Business Development for NetBase Solutions. Prior to that, he was VP of Enterprise Sales at i365, a Seagate Company. He joined i365 through the company’s acquisition of MetaLINCS, where he was the VP of Field Operations responsible for Sales, Business Development, Consulting, and Support. Richard has held multiple additional executive management positions.
Richard holds a B.S.E.E. with honors from the University of the Pacific and was captain of the Collegiate Crew team.
Chief Marketing Officer
Michele brings 20+ years of marketing leadership to Workspot. She has deep experience building brands, generating demand and driving growth for technology companies. She is passionate about BtoB marketing and connecting the right technologies to the right people.
Prior to Workspot, Michele was vice president of marketing for Velostrata, where she opened the US headquarters and established the brand and marketing engine which led to an acquisition by Google. Before Velostrata, she built the marketing organizations for HighCloud Security (acquired by Hytrust) and Wanova (acquired by VMware). Additionally, she has held marketing leadership roles with Decru (acquired by NetApp), EFI and Oracle.
Chief Revenue Officer
Most recently, Olivier served as chief sales officer at New Voice Media, where he helped develop and scale the sales organization and refocus their go-to-market (GTM) strategy which ultimately led to an acquisition by Vonage. Prior to that, he helped build and scale Lombardi Software, later acquired by IBM, and served in a number of other sales and business development roles.
He holds a master’s degree from France’s oldest business school, the École de Management de Normandie, and is a graduate of the Prytanée Militaire Military Academy.
VP of Marketing
Brad leads marketing strategy and operations for Workspot.
Previously, Brad was Vice President of Marketing at DocuSign (IPO), the global leader in eSignature and Digital Transaction Management. Before DocuSign, Brad worked with Citrix for almost a decade where he built the global EBC program, produced solution videos driving millions in pipeline and was a regular keynote speaker for Citrix and partner events globally. Brad joined Citrix in 2004 through the acquisition of Net6 and subsequently relocated to the Citrix EMEA headquarters in Switzerland and launched the new security appliance business over a two-year period to a $30M run rate. Brad has also held executive roles at Net6 (acquired by Citrix), Octane (acquired by E.piphany), BayStone (acquired by Remedy) and Auspex (IPO).
Brad holds a Master of Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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VP, Customer Success
Debi brings 20+ years of Customer Success experience to Workspot. Previously she was VP of Account Management and Customer Success at NewVoiceMedia which was acquired by Vonage, leading a team of sales account managers and customer success managers.
Over the years Debi has supported customers in a variety of industries and offerings; customer experience and a delightful journey is her top priority, since “a happy customer is a successful customer.” At Five9 she was deeply involved with customers as Director of Account Management. At Flextronics she was the Sr. Project Manager in charge of manufacturing the original XBox, the first consumer DVR, and the first cellular-enabled hand held device – the PalmVII. She was also responsible for the manufacturing of Electronic Art’s Sony and Nintendo platform games.
Debi holds a BS in Business Administration from Cal State Hayward/East Bay.
VP of Business Development
As VP of Business Development at Workspot, Tarun has a cross-functional role and is responsible for building the vertical solutions strategy, cultivating external strategic partnerships, and assisting the CEO on company strategy.
Previously, Tarun was at Capricorn Investment Group, where he invested in various private technology businesses across multiple sectors and geographies. Prior to Capricorn, he worked in public equity research at Dodge & Cox focused on the pharmaceutical and biotech sector. He started his career as a management consultant with Silver Oak Partners.
Tarun holds a MS in Geophysics & Civil Engineering and an MBA, both from UC Berkeley.
Board of Directors
Mark Templeton has served as an independent director of Workspot since September, 2020 after serving on the company’s Advisory Board for several years. Templeton is the former president and chief executive officer of Citrix Systems where he shaped the company for over 20 years, propelling Citrix as one of the world’s largest enterprise computing and software-as-a-service companies. Citrix transformed from a $15 million organization with one product, one customer segment, and one go-to-market path, into a global organization with annual revenues of over $3 billion and 100 million users worldwide.
Mr. Templeton also serves as an independent director on several private company boards and at Arista Networks [ANET] and Health Catalyst [HCAT]. He earned his bachelor’s degree in product design from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.