Former Citrix CTO Joins Virtual-Q

Aug 16, 2011, 10:15 ET from Virtual-Q

HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual-Q, the leader in enterprise cloudtop computing, announced today that Rick Braddy has been appointed Chief Technology Officer.  Mr. Braddy brings more than 31 years of unparalleled technology and business experience to his new responsibilities for advancing Virtual-Q's cutting-edge technology.

Mr. Braddy is a former Chief Technology Officer of CITRIX® Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), a leading provider of application and desktop virtualization solutions.  As CTO, Mr. Braddy was responsible for the virtualization group's business and technology strategy, as well as the architecture and intellectual property of the company's flagship products, XenApp and XenDesktop.  Prior to serving as CITRIX's CTO, Mr. Braddy served as Vice President of Product Management and Architecture, with responsibility for the company's CITRIX Presentation Server product line.  During Mr. Braddy's six-year tenure with CITRIX, the company grew from a $450 million, single product company to a diversified, "Top 10" software company, with annual revenues in excess of $1.2 billion.

"Virtual-Q is well positioned technologically to become the market leader in cloud-based Virtual Desktop solutions," said Braddy. "I am excited about the opportunity to help develop and extend the innovative Q platform, which promises to make VDI and IT-as-a-service a cost-saving reality for organizations around the globe."

"Rick Braddy is a brilliant technologist and a proven leader," said Victor Quinones, Chief Executive Officer of Virtual-Q.  "He provides a strong voice for the business value of cloud-based computing solutions."  Quinones added, "The addition of Rick's intellect and business savvy to our management team will strengthen our ability to bring cost-effective cloud computing to desktops and laptops across the world.  I am thrilled to welcome him to Virtual-Q."

About Virtual-Q

Virtual-Q, a Houston-based startup, has developed breakthrough technology for enterprise cloudtop computing.  “Cloudtops” provide the capabilities of desktops and laptops, but with the all of the processing performed, and all of the data resident, in a secure datacenter. Virtual-Q’s cloudtops help organizations improve worker productivity, reduce their total cost of ownership, assure business continuity, safeguard sensitive data, improve compliance, and leverage their existing IT investments.  The company’s proprietary virtualization technology represents a new paradigm for Computing-as-a-Service (CaaS), delivering a complete, cloud-based IT environment (cloudtop) accessible from virtually any Internet-connected device, including iPads and iPhones. The Q Cloudtop includes the latest Microsoft Windows operating system and Office Suite technologies.  It delivers unparalleled performance while extending the useful life of existing desktop and laptop devices.  Virtual-Q is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and works closely with other leading technology vendors.  For additional information, visit

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