Stratodesk announced that Ricardo Antuna has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development.
Antuna leads Stratodesk’s global technology alliances and is responsible for leading the company’s corporate strategy to accelerate Stratodesk’s continued growth.
Antuna’s appointment responds to rapidly growing demand for the company’s technology-agnostic operating system for endpoints for secure or hybrid cloud workspaces. He joins an experienced leadership team that includes CEO and Founder Emanuel Pirker, Vice President of Global Solutions Engineering Rich Severson, Vice President of Sales and Channel Steve Thompson and Vice President of Marketing Allison Darin.
Stratodesk’s customer-centric approach to workforce productivity enables IT teams to transform any new or existing laptop, thin client, desktop, and hybrid device into secure work at the edge and in the cloud. Stratodesk NoTouch OS enables IT teams to quickly convert any x64, x86, or ARM-based hardware into modern machines with the latest software and security features for end users, while giving IT full control over the asset.
Offering on-premises or cloud-based deployment, Stratodesk can deliver centrally managed endpoints to end users physically located anywhere in the world in minutes. Complementing Stratodesk’s software innovation and leadership with our technology partner program, Stratodesk PLUS, provides our customers with comprehensive, compatible and validated Stratodesk NoTouch partner solutions on the most critical elements of their environment, including: security, hardware, performance, printing, analytics, peripherals, collaboration and other software applications.
Antuna brings 25 years of experience as an executive in disruptive technology companies. Most recently, he served as an alliance manager at companies such as Equinix, the cloud data center market leader. Previously, he was Vice President of Corporate Development at Nexenta, leading the organization until its acquisition by DataDirect Networks. Prior to Nexenta, he was vice president of products and alliances at virtual desktop pioneer Wyse Technology, acquired by Dell. Antuna has also held leadership positions at Dell, CA Technologies, Quest Software and Acronis.
Explaining why he joined Stratodesk, Antuna said, “Many components of the company’s infrastructure are moving to the cloud, but not the device. Still. The old method of distributing computing power to employees is long overdue for a major update. With Stratodesk, your distributed workforce can use anything, even their own hardware, and be fully productive in minutes. That’s the power of Stratodesk NoTouch OS, and I’m excited to evangelize the growth opportunities of the Stratodesk PLUS program with our technology partners and customers.
“Innovation that meets customer needs can unlock the productivity of a remote workforce. However, IT teams have rarely had the freedom and agility to make end-user computing perfect,” said Emanuel Pirker. “Ricardo’s knowledge of the cloud, remote endpoints, and enterprise endpoint computing ecosystem will help us seamlessly integrate productivity and security for any EUC platform, enabling companies to enable their employees to work securely from anywhere through the cloud, virtualization, hardware and software strategy that suits their business.