Rick Braddy is founder and CEO of Houston-based SoftNAS, a cloud data platform company and software-defined NAS provider. Rick is responsible for SoftNAS business and technology strategy and R&D.
Rick is an innovator, leader and visionary with more than 30 years’ of technology experience and a proven track record of taking on business and technology challenges and making high-stakes decisions. Rick is a serial entrepreneur and former Chief Technology Officer of the CITRIX Systems XenApp and XenDesktop group and former Group Architect with BMC Software. During his 6 years with CITRIX, Rick led the product management, architecture, business and technology strategy teams that helped the company grow from a $425 million, single-product company into a leading, diversified global enterprise software company with more than $1 billion in annual revenues.
Rick is also a United States Air Force veteran, with military experience in top-secret cryptographic voice and data systems at NORAD / Cheyenne Mountain Complex.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Rick Braddy and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
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