Jesse Lipson, the entrepeneur who started and then sold Sharefile to Citrix Systems where he became a senior executive, plans to leave that company in March and start a new venture.
David Rani of The News and Observer in Raleigh reported Lipson’s career moves Tuesday afternoon.
The story was first reported by the Triangle Business Journal’s Lauren Ohnesorge.
Lipson sold ShareFile to Citrix in 2011 for $54 million but stayed onboard to lead the ShareFile business unit of Citrix. Under his guidance, Citrix steadily grew its presence in Raleigh and even built a new headquarters for the group in Raleigh’s warehouse district.
Citrix also recently announced plans to add more jobs in Raleigh.
Currently corporate vice president and general manager of the Citrix cloud services business unit, Lipson told Rani that “Going back to a startup and starting from scratch is what I’m most excited about. I decided that if that’s what I want to do long-term, I may as not waste any time and get to it.”
However, what the startup will be is “to be determined,” he added.
Lipson and his wife, Brooks Bell who is CEO of her own company, are among the co-founders of HQ Raleigh.
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