Kirill Tatarinov, who worked at Microsoft for 13 years, headed the company’s Business Solutions group, which developed sales and business-planning software.

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Kirill Tatarinov, a longtime Microsoft executive who left the company last year, has landed at Citrix Systems as the software company’s chief executive.

Kirill Tatarinov, a former high-ranking Microsoft exec, has been named CEO of Citrix Systems.
Kirill Tatarinov, a former high-ranking Microsoft exec, has been named CEO of Citrix Systems.

Citrix, which makes virtualization software that helps workers access their business applications and data from other computers or mobile devices, said Wednesday that Tatarinov will join the Santa Clara, Calif., company next week.

Tatarinov worked at Microsoft for 13 years, most recently as an executive vice president leading the Microsoft Business Solutions group, which makes the Dynamics line of sales and business-planning software. He left the company last year after a shakeup merged Tatarinov’s team with Scott Guthrie’s Cloud and Enterprise unit.

Tatarinov grew up in Moscow, the son of a software architect working on air-defense projects for the former Soviet Union. He later lived in Israel and Australia before joining Microsoft.

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