Former Citrix Executive Joins Workspot as Vice President of Products

by Amitabh Sinha on Sep 2, 2014 11:01:00 PM

CUPERTINO, California - September 04, 2014 - Workspot, a leading provider of Workspace as a Service solutions, announced today that Rana Kanaan has joined Workspot’s leadership team in a newly created position, as Vice President of Products.

Rana will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion and operation of marketing, product and design with a singular focus on customer success. Workspot provides a powerful Workspace as a Service solution for firms of any size to securely deliver core business apps and data on personal or company-owned mobile devices.

“Rana has demonstrated a commitment to excellence and creating great customer experiences throughout her career,” said Amitabh Sinha, CEO of Workspot. “She has extraordinary leadership skills, a history of successful product introductions, and a proven record of achieving stellar global growth, which makes Rana a key hire for Workspot. I am excited to have her on our team.”

“I am thrilled to join Workspot in this position, and I look forward to working with the dynamic Workspot team to provide a Workspace as a Service for businesses across the globe.” said Rana. “Solving the mobile and remote productivity needs of a business has been my pursuit for nearly a decade, and I don’t believe our industry has met this need until now. The simplicity of a workspace delivered in minutes can have a profound impact on the lives of every busy business professional. This role allows me to share my passion to improve the lives of both IT professionals and users through a simple, affordable and secure workspace.”

Rana was previously at Citrix where she served as VP of Product Management for the Citrix Enterprise and Cloud Desktop and App business. She came to Citrix in 2006 via the acquisition of Orbital Data, the WAN optimization vendor for whom Rana helped grow business revenue by 10x in less than 3 years.

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This post was written by Amitabh Sinha

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.

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