Paul Martine joined Citrix in 1999 as senior director, Consulting Services, where he assisted in establishing the Citrix Consulting Services organization through hiring and a major acquisition. For the last few years, Martine served as the vice president of the Worldwide Technical Services department, which he led to a profitable growth business model, enabled true global support capability and introduced initiatives that are increasing customer satisfaction results. Martine assumed the role of chief information officer and corporate vice president of operations in January 2007.
Prior to joining Citrix, Martine worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies for 15 years in various roles including R&D, sales and service.
Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 400,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.
Mobility-based technologies unite people all over the world, providing opportunities for education and mentorship in the field of STEM across the globe. Through the giving of time and resources, Citrix employees have reached out to various groups to encourage them in STEM while advancing the opportunities the field has to offer.
The vision of Corporate Citizenship at Citrix is to help people work better and live better. Because as work gets better, life gets better. As people’s work life improves, their personal life improves, and as their personal life improves, their community improves, and the effect continues to ripple outward. And this has enormous potential for good. This is a vision which requires foresight into the future, because Citrix believes that a better life involves investing in the future.
A culture of giving back has been established and nurtured at Citrix from such leaders as Paul Martine. As the CIO of Citrix, Martine has established his desire to invest in those interested in STEM both internally and through his role on the Advisory Board at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) for the IT and Operations Management (ITOM) department. Martine helps define courseware for their curriculum and advise on initiatives to help encourage students to pursue a degree in technology. He also worked with professors to present both Citrix and general technology to classes. The intent is to present real world examples of opportunities in the technology sector to aspiring students.
As a company, Citrix sees the importance in giving back to our community that’s why every year, each Citrix employee is given 16 hours of volunteer time to spend at one of the volunteer days arranged by Citrix or on a volunteer activity of their choice. It is a day during which employees are encouraged to volunteer in the causes they feel the most passionate about. A large area of focus for Citrix falls in the company’s commitment to developing interest in STEM for women and children, domestic and international. Employees have used their volunteer hours to get involved in a variety of STEM activities including:
- A team of dedicated engineers from ShareFile in Raleigh, North Carolina, created Project Code for their contribution to GDI when they felt that Citrix needed to offer an interactive opportunity for children to experience the basics of STEM. They partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Raleigh and created a curriculum, syllabus, and plan of action to get six boys and six girls excited about technology. Each week, these boys and girls come to the Citrix Raleigh office for a one-hour lesson on coding taught by two Citrix employees. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/north-raleigh-news/article13079156.html
- Citrix engineers conducted a series of high-tech workshops for undergraduate students at the University of Patras, Greece, called Workshop in a Box. They educated students about Citrix technologies and products, while building future talent in the local community.
- The Marketing Operations and Analytics team at Citrix was a finalist for the 2014 Marketing Analytics Leadership Award. Its nomination was titled, “Mapping Our Future: How analytics help Citrix SaaS increase revenue, work smarter and plan for growth.” As a finalist, Citrix was awarded 25,000 USD, which was donated to Girls Who Code, a U.S. nonprofit working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Citrix is proud to rally around efforts to further diversify STEM.
- With funding from Citrix, two robotics clubs in South Florida purchased tools, motors, transmissions and other robot parts to build a competitive robot. The tools and parts provided opportunities for the students to gain new design skills and hands-on experience with new technologies. Both clubs won local and national recognition at the FIRST Robotics Competitions in 2014. Citrix encouraged employees to help staff the South Florida Regional event, which resulted in nearly 20 employees supporting the competition. The teams developed a peer-to-peer mentoring program with students in the rural African village of Agogo, Ghana, and walked the students through the steps to build a robot during a three hour GoToMeeting session. Learn more here: http://www.citrix.com/about/citizenship/vision.html
- In 2013, Women Enhancing Technology (WeTech) was founded by the Institute of International Education. WeTechis a consortium of dedicated partners that is led by IIE to design and support a series of innovative activities to provide training, build networks and offer professional opportunities. WeTech helps women and girls enter and succeed in technology careers, with the goal of enhancing women’s talent and skills needed to fuel technological and economic growth. Citrix, along with such partners as Google, Goldman Sachs, Intel and others have come together to help drive WeTech forward in hopes of creating a prosperous environment for women in STEM. Read more here: http://www.iie.org/Programs/WeTech
- In Fort Lauderdale, Florida the ITWomen organization was founded 12 years ago to increase the number of girls and women in the fields of technology and engineering and to provide professional development, student education and scholarships through a supportive network. Citrix has been a donor to ITWomen since it was first founded. ITWomen hosts a poker tournament every year to raise scholarship money for women who are perusing a degree in engineering. Paul Martine was the winner of the tournament in 2014 and the scholarship was given out under his name.
Martine’s decision to help others pursue a successful career in STEM has made an impact on those around him and set an example as a leader at Citrix. We are proud to serve organizations which have worked to provide opportunities in STEM for so many. Citrix believes an investment in STEM education is an investment in the future.