Thin Client News – IGEL Heiko Gloge Passes CEO Torch To Jed Ayres

By | February 4, 2020

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Thin Client News – IGEL Founding Father Heiko Gloge Passes CEO Torch To Jed Ayres

‘This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity focused on how the world is going to consume applications and Windows desktops,’ says new IGEL CEO Jed Ayres. ‘It’s a Cinderella moment in my career. It’s a great honor, but it’s also a huge responsibility because of the heritage, tradition and stability that Heiko brought to this company.’


IGEL Founding Father Heiko Gloge

Heiko Gloge, the founding father and driving force behind IGEL’s rise over the past two decades from an upstart German thin-client manufacturer to a global next-generation edge operating system powerhouse, is stepping aside and handing the global CEO post to Jed Ayres.Ayres, the hard-charging marketing maestro who Gloge recruited as U.S. CEO four years ago to take IGEL into Silicon Valley and lead the global software offensive, is pledging to take the company from $150 million in sales to more than $1 billion.

The $1 billion goal comes as the 20-year-old company moves to capture the exploding cloud workspaces opportunity with a blockbuster partnership with software giant Microsoft. As the first Linux client for Microsoft’s fast-growing Windows Virtual Desktop, IGEL is in a unique position to capture significant edge operating system market share.

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