Introduction: Pete Downing

Hello!  My name is Pete Downing!

I joined Citrix in December 2006 with over 10 years of experience in technology.  With a diverse background in IT, desktop management, networking, virtualization, server based computing, application deployment, profile management, Microsoft Active Directory and systems administration, I bring a vast knowledge of the industry to my role as Principal Product Manager.

Starting out in IT, I worked a full time job while in college as a systems administrator for a Boys and Girls Club located in Fall River, Massachusetts.  Also while in college I worked various jobs with the campus networking team.  Post college I worked for a medium size biotechnology company TKT (now Shire) as an IT systems administrator.  From IT, I decided to enter the software world, joining ManageSoft (now Flexera Software) as a Pre-Sales Engineer.  After almost three years with ManageSoft, I decided to move on and join Ardence as a Senior Pre-Sales Engineer.  In December of 2006, Ardence, Inc. was acquired by Citrix and during the transition I took on the role as a Senior Product Manager thus beginning my career as a product manager.

Currently I am involved with Citrix’s cloud computing initiatives working specifically on the Citrix OpenCloud Bridge, the Citrix OpenCloud On-Boarding Solution stack and other key strategic cloud initiatives.