Robert Knowling, Jr. (right)

Robert Knowling, Jr. ’77 was recently elected to the Citrix Systems, Inc. board of directors.

“Bob brings great technology experience combined with a proven record of delivering strategic input and guidance to the board,” David Henshall, president, CEO and director for Citrix said in a news release. “He will certainly be a great asset to Citrix as we continue to transform the company.”

Knowling will serve on the compensation committee of the board, and qualifies as an independent director.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, leading companies through periods of high growth, according to a news release. Knowling is currently chairman of Eagles Landing Partners, a firm specializing in helping senior management teams formulate strategy, lead organizational transformations, and re-engineer businesses.

In his career, Knowling has served as chief executive officer (CEO) of several companies including Telwares, SimDesk Technologies and Covad Communications.

Knowling currently serves on the board of directors of K12, Inc., Rite-Aid, Inc., Roper Technologies, Inc., and Stream Companies. He previously served as a director of Convergys Corporation until 2018; Ariba, Inc. until 2012; Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. until 2015; Hewlett-Packard Company until 2005; and The Immune Response Corporation until 2005.

Knowling received a BA in theology from Wabash College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.