Citrix Moves Latin Headquarters To Gables
Written by Risa Polansky on March 22, 2007
By Risa Polansky
Software company Citrix Systems completed a move of its Latin American and Caribbean headquarters from Fort Lauderdale to Coral Gables this week, relocating its executive team, call center and operations.
As the Latin American and Caribbean division began to outgrow the company’s corporate headquarters in Broward County — sales in the region increased 150% in the past five years — "we saw that as an opportunity for the Latin American team to move closer to the center of gravity of Latin American business," said Fernando Campo, vice president for Citrix Latin America and the Caribbean.
The new offices, 2525 Ponce de León Ave., are "close to the airport, close to key alliance partners and close to the regional headquarters for some of our large, multinational customers," Mr. Campo said.
Forty Citrix employees are based in the local office. "The team here in the Gables is going to continue growing as the business grows," Mr. Campo said. "It could easily double in size during the next four years."
More than 180,000 organizations worldwide use Citrix software, according to a company press release. The company generated $1.1 billion in revenue last year.
Citrix’ Latin American and Caribbean division in the past two years has introduced several information-technology infrastructure and information-sharing products to the region, Mr. Campo said. As the need for more remote technology in the area grows, "we are very committed to Latin America and the Caribbean and plan to keep investing in the region."
The move to Miami-Dade County will "continue the trajectory we have been in," he said. "In this region, the growth is there, the opportunity is there, and we’re investing so we can capture it."