Mark B. Templeton

Mark B. Templeton is the former president and chief executive officer of Citrix Systems where he shaped the company’s strategy, growth and execution for over 20 years. After joining in 1995 as Chief Marketing Officer, he was appointed as Citrix president in 1998 and CEO in 2001. Under Templeton’s leadership, Citrix grew from a young public company with one product, one customer segment, and one go-to-market path, to a global software industry leader with annual revenues of more than $3 billion and more than 100 million users worldwide.

At Citrix, Templeton championed a vision for a software-defined ‘virtual workplace’ — where people enjoy better ways to work and live. His energy and vision propelled Citrix into the technology, business, and community spotlights. Templeton also nurtured a design-centered, highly-engaged culture based on the values of respect, integrity, and humility, earning Citrix multiple “best places to work” awards.

Templeton has served as a director on the boards of Equifax, Keysight Technologies, and Adaptive Insights (a Workday Company). Today he is an active board member of Arista Networks where he serves on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. 

He holds a B.A. in Product Design from North Carolina State University’s College of Design, and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.