Top Citrix sales exec will leave the company

Al Monserrat is stepping down as senior vice president of worldwide sales and service for Citrix.

Monserrat joined [company]Citrix[/company] 13 years ago as VP of field service, according to his LinkedIn profile. Carlos Sartorius, who ran sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the company, has been named new sales lead at Citrix, and will report to CEO Mark Templeton. Monserrat will stay on as SVP of sales strategy until April 1 to ease the transition, the company said in a statement.

A former Citrix exec said Monserrat was one of the last of Citrix’s “old guard,” which also included former CMO Wes Wasson and former COO Gordon Payne, who both left in 2013. Payne is now COO at DocuSign. CFO Dave Henshall is the last of that veteran group of execs, aside from Templeton, who is still with the company.

Citrix led the charge in desktop virtualization and on Monday said it was buying Sanbolic, a storage virtualization specialist, to bolster that effort.