Kirill Tatarinov is a business and technology executive with over thirty-two years of enterprise software industry experience. He currently serves on the boards of Acumatica, Avaloq , Acronis and mentors several aspiring technology start-ups. He is also a senior advisor to several private equity and investment firms.
Tatarinov was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer at Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS). Under his leadership, Citrix introduced new vision & strategy and dramatically advanced corporate culture focusing on innovation and transformation to the Cloud. During his tenure, the company achieved six quarters of continued operational improvement meeting or exceeding the Street’s expectations, generated shareholder returns exceeding fifty percent, revived core products and nurtured new Cloud initiatives and acquisitions.
Tatarinov previously spent thirteen years at Microsoft Corporation in several executive leadership roles serving as the President of the Microsoft Business Solutions Division (MBS) with end-to-end responsibility for the Microsoft Dynamics business – significantly improving profitability and doubling the business. And, prior to that, he was Corporate Vice President of Management and Solutions Division, where he oversaw the Microsoft Windows management technologies and products, including Microsoft System Center, as well as Windows Server solutions. From 2011 until his departure in 2015, Kirill was a member of Microsoft's Senior Leadership Team.
Before joining Microsoft in 2002, Tatarinov was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for BMC Software, Inc. He joined BMC in 1994 via acquisition of Patrol Software where he was co-founder, chief architect, and head of R&D.