IGEL, provider of the managed endpoint operating system for secured access to any digital workspace names Klaus Oestermann as CEO. A leader in growing global software businesses, Oestermann succeeds Jed Ayres who will continue on as IGEL Company Advisor.
Oestermann brings a track record of scaling global software businesses while building market positions and brand value. He was selected by the IGEL Board of Directors after being named Executive Chair of the Board earlier this year.
His expertise in balancing strategic planning and execution with financial discipline and organizational efficiency is expected to catapult IGEL’s market share and accelerate global adoption of the company’s IGEL COSMOS platform, which optimizes digital workspace delivery while maintaining security, compliance,and control.
As CEO, Oestermann will execute a global expansion strategy while he elevates the IGEL brand, value proposition and market position.
Emphasis will center around the IGEL COSMOS platform and its ability to lower total endpoint cost of ownership, drive sustainability initiatives and exceed compliance requirements, delivering a security platform that enables next-gen protection through prevention for regulated industries.
Specific focus will be given to IGEL’s adoption across key global vertical markets including healthcare, government, financial services, retail, manufacturing and high-tech.
Oestermann is an enterprise software, SaaS and EUC industry expert with a deep networking and cyber security background. Most notably, he was an officer of the company and the visionary leader behind the Citrix Networking & Security division (Netscaler), growing it from $40 million to a $800 million business.
He is also an investor and on the boards of BedRock Systems and Zigna.
In the past decade, Oestermann has been active in the Silicon Valley startup community as an investor, advisor and board member in companies such as The Fabric Venture Funds, True Lark, Rancher Labs (acquired by SUSE), Mesh7 (acquired by VMware), IoTium (acquired by View), Spanugo (acquired by IBM), CloudVolumes (acquired by VMware), Venafi (acquired by Thoma Bravo) and Cotendo (acquired by