PJ Hough is executive vice president and chief product officer for Citrix and is responsible for providing direction for the company’s current and future technology direction, including the company’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategy, and driving product alignment, innovation and growth across the portfolio.
Hough brings more than 25 years of industry experience to Citrix, most recently serving as the CVP of Developer division at Microsoft leading the evolution of the Visual Studio product portfolio to fully modern engineering practices, helping to increase revenue and focus on data-driven decision making. Prior to that, he spent over 17 years in the Microsoft Office Division, driving vision and execution for the program management of the entire Office suite culminating with introduction of Office365.
Hough earned a bachelor’s degree in computer applications with honors from the National Institute for Higher Education in Dublin, and a master’s degree in computer applications with 1st Class honors from Dublin City University. He holds 11 patents.