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Workspot (workspot.com), a leader in next generation Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI 2.0), announces executive expansion with Brad Peterson as Vice President of Marketing, Prasad Krothapalli as Vice President of Engineering and Jimmy Chang taking on a new title as Vice President of Products and Alliances. All formerly with Citrix, these new leadership additions will help Workspot become a frontrunner in the VDI market.

“I can’t think of a bigger opportunity at a better time. Customers have been waiting for a simple VDI solution and we’ve launched VDI 2.0 to meet the need. With the successful reception of VDI 2.0 fueling the growth of our business, it’s now time to grow the executive team along with the company to accelerate our market penetration,” states Amitabh Sinha, CEO and Co-Founder of Workspot.

As VP of Marketing, Brad Peterson will be responsible for the company’s branding, marketing strategy, demand-generation and communications. He plans to help develop Workspot’s brand as a top competitor in the VDI market amongst industry leaders Citrix and VMware. Prasad Krothapalli will direct the engineering team on new product development as Vice President of Engineering. Jimmy Chang will be taking on the role of VP of Products and Alliances to continue work on product management, product marketing, and building an ecosystem strategy.

“I’m excited to bring my 20+ years of building and leading teams that drive high-growth business opportunities, shorter sales cycles, and faster revenue growth to Workspot. We’re at the forefront of a massive shift in the VDI market where customers are now expecting the same web scale advancements delivered by the largest global cloud providers to apply to their VDI solutions. Workspot is disrupting this market by combining our cloud native, web scale, cloud control plane VDI 2.0 architecture with our hyper-converged solution partners to finally deliver on the promise of VDI,” states Brad Peterson, VP of Marketing at Workspot.

“As a seasoned, result-oriented VP with strong technical, organizational and business skills, I’m thrilled to bring my leadership expertise to Workspot. Workspot has built a very impressive cloud control plane infrastructure over the last 3 years. I plan to leverage my 15+ years of experience developing end user computing technologies to help grow and improve the platform to be an industry leader in VDI 2.0,” states Prasad Krothapalli, VP of Engineering.

“I’m proud of what we have accomplished in the past year and a half. We’ve launched VDI 2.0 which is an extremely disruptive new solution that simplifies VDI like nothing before it. The customer response to what we have built has outpaced all expectations. I’m excited by the expansion of leadership and where our growth takes us in the future,” states Jimmy Chang, VP of Products and Alliances at Workspot.

Previously, Brad was Vice President of Marketing at DocuSign, 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 solutions 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, where he 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).

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.

Jimmy has been the driving force behind Workspot’s marketing, product management, and customer success efforts at Workspot as Director of Products. Prior to Workspot, Jimmy held various senior technical product 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 including Google, HP, and Dell.