VMTurbo, a provider of intelligent workload management software to assure application performance, today announced that N. Louis Shipley, formerly General Manager of Citrix Xen Products Group, has joined VMTurbo as President and CEO. Shipley replaces VMTurbo founder Shmuel Kliger, who will focus on product and technology strategy as well as strategic partnerships.
Shipley was President and CEO of Reflectent Software, an end user application performance monitoring company acquired by Citrix in 2006. He was General Manager of the Citrix Management Systems group, then took on the role of General Manager of Citrix XenServer when Citrix acquired XenSource in 2007.
Lou joined Reflectent in December 2002 after working as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Highland Capital Partners. Prior to Highland, Lou served as Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations for WebLine Communications, a customer contact center software company acquired by Cisco Systems in 1999 for $325 million.
He also will join the VMTurbo board of directors. Shipley replaces VMTurbo founder Shmuel Kliger as President and CEO. Kliger will focus on product and technology strategy as well as strategic partnerships.