Our Mission

Our team has a deep understanding of enterprise customers and their requirements for end user computing. We founded Workspot so that customers can finally go beyond the promise of VDI to make better use of IT resources, delight end users with amazing performance, and gain unprecedented levels of business agility that drive growth.

The promise of VDI hasn’t been achieved – even after a decade of trying. IT is unhappy because the VDI solution stack is too complex, takes too long to set up, and is too expensive to operate. End users are unhappy because experience with application performance is poor. And businesses are unhappy because the rigid legacy VDI solution does not meet their agility needs.

We built our SaaS cloud PC solution from the ground up to take advantage of the public cloud – it’s simple, turnkey, on-demand, and global. Even as we made the platform simple, we architected it to be customizable –  so it can meet the most demanding requirements of each enterprise customer. From custom images to custom MFA to ServiceNow integration – Workspot matches simplicity with robust enterprise features.

Workspot is a cloud-native, unified platform for IT to securely deliver virtual desktops, Windows applications and Web applications from Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to users anywhere, using their device of choice.

Workspot Leadership Team


Amitabh Sinha
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.

Jimmy Chang
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.

Aidan Cullen
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer at Workspot, Aidan is focused on driving the financial strategy of the company, as well as implementing the infrastructure and operations to allow the company to grow and scale. Aidan leads the finance and administration teams at Workspot, and has over 20 years of CFO experience in SaaS and Technology companies

Prior to Workspot, Aidan served as CFO at Aryaka Networks, Inc., where he was instrumental in scaling the company’s systems, resources and raising capital. Prior to Aryaka, Aidan served as CFO for a number of additional SaaS companies, including CliQr (sold to Cisco), SugarCRM, and OxData, with responsibilities that spanned leadership for Finance, HR, Legal, and Sales Operations.

Aidan holds a MBA from Northeastern University.


Prasad Krothapalli
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.



Richard Lo
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.

Michele Borovac
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.

Olivier Gachot
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.



Brad Peterson
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.

Read his blogs here.

Debi Smith
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.


Tarun Pandit
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.

Workspot Advisory Board Members

Mark Templeton
Advisory Board Member

Mark Templeton is a technology entrepreneur and mentor. Under his leadership as CEO, Citrix grew from startup to global citizen, serving more than 300,000 customers, employing 10,000 professionals and generating over $3 billion in annual revenue. Templeton also nurtured a design-centered culture based on the values of respect, integrity, and humility, earning Citrix multiple “best places to work” awards.

Today, Mr. Templeton is involved in technology on many levels. He advises with pre-revenue and early stage startup teams in a variety of technology disciplines. He is a director at Arista Networks [ANET], Health Catalyst [HCAT] and Reltio.

Templeton holds a BA in product design from North Carolina State University College of Design and an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. He’s an active participant in many community and charitable organizations and has received a number of prestigious leadership awards.


Maryam Alexandrian
Advisory Board Member

Maryam brings more than 25 years of experience helping build world-class companies and advising executives at companies of all stages. In addition to serving on the boards of both public and private companies, she has held several executive leadership roles, including Chief Sales Officer at Wyse, where she played a key role in the company’s return to market share leadership. Most recently she served as global vice president of the Cloud Client Computing Division at Dell, where she led worldwide sales and field marketing to significant revenue growth.

Maryam holds a Bachelor of Science, Computer Science from California State University and attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program.

Tarkan Maner
Advisory Board Member

Tarkan Maner is a global executive operator, investor and adviser in IT. Operational/Investment areas of focus include security, software-defined infrastructure, social commerce, mobility, virtualization, converged infrastructures, contextual intelligence and cloud computing. Executive roles at Nexenta, Dell, Wyse, CA, IBM, Quest, and Sterling Software. Founding chairman of TechAmerica’s cloud computing commission. Serving on the boards/advisory boards of Anki, DocuSign, Teradici, Workspot, Bay Area Council, World Economic Forum’s Cyber-Security Alliance, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a coalition of senior executives to improve the quality of life for all citizens of the region and the world through its advocacy around public and private policy issues, from the mecca of innovation and progress, Silicon Valley.

Graduated from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey with a B.S. degree in Engineering Management. Received an MBA degree at Midwestern State University in Texas. Attended Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Avid fan of soccer, politics, arts, history, nature, innovative ideas, people, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and Planet Earth! 😉

Barry Phillips
Advisory Board Member

Barry Phillips is a seasoned Marketing executive with experience in both large and small companies.

Barry joined Maxta after being the CMO of Panzura, Egnyte and Wanova (acquired by VMware), where he led Marketing, Sales, and Business Development. Barry came to Wanova from Citrix Systems, where he was the Group Vice President and General Manager of the Delivery Center Product Group. Barry joined Citrix through the acquisition of Net6. He began his career in United States Naval Aviation where he logged over 1,000 hours in a P-3C Orion.

Barry holds a Bachelors of Computer Science from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters of Computer Science from UCLA.