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Stephan Gerdes - Director, Global Compensation, Citrix Systems, Inc

Stephan Gerdes is the Director of Global Compensation for Citrix Systems, Inc. He is responsible for the base, variable and equity compensation programs globally for Citrix Systems in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Prior to joining Citrix in 2009, Stephan was the Director of Financial Reporting 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 managing 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 holds an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business with concentrations in Taxation and Finance and has also earned the Certified Compensation Professional designation from WorldatWork. Stephan has held General Securities Licenses 7 and 24, and previously earned his New York State Certified Public Accountant license.
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