PRESIDENT & CEO, CITRIX, FORT LAUDERDALE
Originally known for networking software, Citrix has refocused on cloud-based software that links remote employees with applications and content. The firm employs nearly 9,000 people worldwide, with about 2,000 of those in South Florida, where the company has been based for 30 years. Henshall joined Citrix in 2003 and was the CFO and then COO for many years before becoming CEO in 2017. He has been named to the Council of 100.
|EDUCATION||University of Arizona (BA), Santa Clara University (MBA)|
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||I’ve always taken the approach of finding areas of the business where I saw opportunity to contribute and then raising my hand to volunteer. Ultimately, that led me to gaining experience in just about every function of our business, and that’s what prepared me to be the CEO.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||My wife and I made a pact to visit at least 100 countries.|
|PHILANTHROPIC PASSION||There’s a critical need for STEM education around the world, and in particular, for correcting some of the biases that keep girls out of STEM.|