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Stephan Gerdes, Executive Compensation Consultant, Citrix Systems, Inc


Stephan Gerdes, Executive Compensation Consultant for Citrix Systems, Inc., is responsible for the executive and equity compensation programs for Citrix Systems in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Prior to joining Citrix, Stephan held the Director of Financial Reporting position at Computershare Plan Managers, where he was responsible for managing client needs related to external (SEC/FASB) reporting. In his previous role with Computershare, Stephan was responsible for the overall US plans outsourcing business. Before joining Computershare in 2004, Stephan managed executive and equity compensation programs at Avaya, and had previously held senior manager positions at both Lucent Technologies and PepsiCo where he was responsible for equity compensation programs.


Stephan is a Certified Equity Professional who graduated from Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York with a BBA in Accounting. He also earned an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business with concentrations in Taxation and Finance. Stephan holds General Securities Licenses 7 and 24, and previously earned his New York State Certified Public Accountant license.
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