Welcome Don Bulens, Unidesk CEO
When we started Unidesk at the end of 2007, we knew our core invention was unique and would solve a major market need. We also knew that to maximize our opportunity, we needed a world-class CEO. But to attract the best, we first had to build our technology, and validate our vision with customers. So, for the last 18 months, I’ve been both CTO and acting CEO, waiting for the day when we would begin our search. Earlier this year, we decided the time had come.
After meeting with dozens of highly qualified candidates (someday I’ll write a blog on how to use a CEO search to get the best free consulting advice), we were introduced to Don Bulens. Don’s track record speaks for itself, and after spending time with him, we soon realized why he has been so successful throughout his career. Intellect, go-to-market savvy, innovative channel strategies, laser-like focus on customer satisfaction, outstanding team-builder, high character, genuinely nice person. Those were our impressions, and they were confirmed by those who have worked with him.
It also became apparent that his most recent role as CEO of EqualLogic was very relevant to our space. EqualLogic storage is often bundled with Dell servers and VMware virtualization infrastructure as an integrated virtualization solution, so he has great relationships with many of the partners, integrators, and customers who have laid the groundwork for VDI, and who are now starting to implement hosted virtual desktops.
Of course, this means he also has many trusted advisors he can call upon for advice, and Don made us present to a lot of them as part of his due diligence! Fortunately, we passed their tests, and they helped convince Don that Unidesk was the best opportunity for him.
So today, I’m beyond excited that we’re announcing Don as Unidesk’s President and CEO. In today's media release and video, you can hear directly from Don why he decided to join the Unidesk team.
I can now do what I really love – drive our technology vision, spend time with customers and partners, and ensure that our virtual desktop management solutions thrill all. That's what I’m passionate about, why I founded Unidesk in the first place, and why I’m so happy that Don is now at the helm leading our company.
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