Cloud Hosting Services Provider, CloudVolumes, Names Former Citrix CTO to Lead Product Strategy

CloudVolumes, a cloud hosting services provider that virtualizes everything above the OS, has named Harry Labana as its senior vice president and chief product officer. Labana was CTO of the desktop division at Citrix as well as the CTO of product management at AppSense.

“I’ve known CloudVolumes and its co-founders Shaun Coleman and Matt Conover since the company’s inception,” said Harry Labana.

With over 20 years of experience in the enterprise technology industry, Labana will focus on product development, strategy and marketing, positioning CloudVolumes for accelerated growth and continuing to meet the evolving needs of customers.

Prior to joining CloudVolumes, Labana was the CTO and vice president of product management at AppSense, where he chaired the CTO office to form the company’s strategic technical direction. During his time with AppSense, the company grew by 46 percent and Labana led the diversification of its product portfolio.

Previously, Labana was CTO and vice president of the desktop division at Citrix, where he helped to define the roadmap for Citrix’s $1 billion flagship product line and was responsible for driving and evangelizing the company’s overall technology direction. Prior to Citrix, Labana had a long tenure at Goldman Sachs where he was a vice president in the technology division.

Software CTO experience

“I’ve known CloudVolumes and its co-founders Shaun Coleman and Matt Conover since the company’s inception,” said Harry Labana. “The company takes an unprecedented approach that enables new levels of customer agility, while driving consistency, reducing variability and enabling resilient secure infrastructures at lower costs than traditional data center architectures. The market opportunity is substantial, and I am looking forward to joining the team.”

Labana was granted a US patent for enterprise mobility in 2013 and was recognized by CRN as a “Top 25 Disruptor” in 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic systems engineering with honors from the University of Manchester and has completed the finance for senior executives program at Harvard Business School.

“I am delighted to have a leader of Harry’s caliber join our team,” said Raj Parekh, president and CEO of CloudVolumes. “He brings a unique combination of enterprise customer experience, software CTO experience and market insight to CloudVolumes. He is widely regarded as an industry thought leader and I am confident our customers will enjoy collaborating with him as well.”