What We Do:

Workspot is an insanely simple, turnkey service for delivering enterprise-class virtual desktops, apps and workstations from Microsoft Azure. We deliver value to customers on day one with our unmatched business model that offers customers no risk engagement contracts, free deployment services, and flat rate subscription pricing.

Our Mission:

“Deliver the most secure Windows desktops for millions of users – from Microsoft Azure”

“Insanely Simple Turnkey Service.”
Amitabh Sinha – CEO Workspot


Amitabh Sinha
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder


Amitabh has more than twenty years of experience across enterprise software, end user computing, mobile, and database software. Amitabh co-founded Workspot with Puneet Chawla and Ty Wang in August 2012.

Prior to Workspot, Amitabh was the General Manager for Enterprise Desktops and Apps at Citrix Systems. In his five years at Citrix, Amitabh was VP Product Management for XenDesktop and VP Engineering for the Advanced Solutions Group.

Amitabh has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Read his blogs here.


Puneet Chawla
Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder


As CTO at Workspot, Puneet is responsible for the technology vision and engineering execution for the company.

Prior to founding Workspot, Puneet was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures. Before Redpoint, Puneet was the founding engineer on VMware’s Horizon product line , a business that went from $0 to over $150 million in revenue over five years. From 2009-2011, Puneet was part of the Office of the CTO at VMware and drove early efforts at the intersection of cloud and end user computing.

Puneet received a MS in Computer Science from the University of Florida and an BS in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab University, India. He holds over 10 patents in the areas of VDI and Cloud Computing.

Read his blogs here.


Brad Peterson
VP of Marketing

Brad leads marketing strategy and operations for the company’s vision of securely delivering apps and desktops in a cloud, mobile, and hyper-converged era.

Previously, Brad was Vice President of Marketing at DocuSign, the global leader in eSignature and Digital Transaction Management. Before DocuSign, Brad worked with Citrix for almost a decade where he built the global EBC program, produced solutions videos driving millions in pipeline, and was a regular keynote speaker for Citrix and partner events globally. Brad joined Citrix in 2004 through the acquisition of Net6, where he relocated to the Citrix EMEA headquarters in Switzerland and launched the new security appliance business over a two-year period to a $30M run rate. Brad has also held executive roles at Net6 (acquired by Citrix), Octane (acquired by E.piphany), BayStone (acquired by Remedy) and Auspex (IPO).

Brad holds a Master of Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Read his blogs here.

Jimmy Chang
VP of Products and Alliances

As VP of Products and Alliances at Workspot, Jimmy is responsible for product direction, customer success, and technology partnership strategy.

Prior to Workspot, Jimmy held various senior technical product, marketing, and strategy roles at software, networking, and video compression companies, including Citrix where he was Director of Product Management and Strategic Alliances, responsible for XenDesktop product management and building the ecosystem strategy with technology partners including Google, HP, and Dell.

Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Read his blogs here.


Prasad Krothapalli
VP of Engineering

As VP of Engineering at Workspot, Prasad is responsible for the leading the company’s world class team of engineers located in the US and India.

Previously, Prasad has lead globally based development teams at early stage start-ups and large companies, including NComputing and Citrix. He most recently held the position as VP of Engineering at NComputing, a leader in Desktop and Application virtualization solutions. Before NComputing, he was the Sr. Director of Engineering of Enterprise Desktops and Application Division at Citrix where he lead Citrix XenDesktop 7 development teams. Previously Prasad was Director and Architect at Everypath where he built Mobile Application Gateway and Mobile Application Platforms.

Prasad holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from The Ohio State University.


Richard Lo
Chief Sales Officer

Richard brings more than 25 years of operational experience building innovative companies and delivering information technology solutions to enterprises. His experience includes early stage, angel funded and venture-backed companies, as well as a number of the technology industry’s largest organizations. Richard is fortunate to have been a part of several successful acquisition exits and one company IPO.

Prior to Workspot, Richard was a seed investor and Chief Revenue Officer at Prevoty, a leader in runtime application self-protection and the Chief Revenue Officer at Moovweb, an innovative mobile web software company. Before Moovweb, Richard was VP of WW Sales and Business Development for NetBase Solutions. Prior to that, he was VP of Enterprise Sales at i365, a Seagate Company. He joined i365 through the company’s acquisition of MetaLINCS, where he was the VP of Field Operations responsible for Sales, Business Development, Consulting and Support. Richard was also VP of WW Sales for Trigo Technologies, the leader in Product Information Management. Trigo was acquired by IBM in 2004 and became the foundation for IBM’s very successful and fast growing Master Data Management software business. Richard also held Executive Management positions at several innovative companies including Verity (IPO in 1995) and Brightware (acquired by Firepond).

Richard holds a B.S.E.E. with honors from the University of the Pacific and was captain of the Collegiate Crew team.

Tarun Pandit
VP of Business Development

As VP of Business Development at Workspot, Tarun has a cross-functional role and is responsible for building the vertical solutions strategy, cultivating external strategic partnerships, and assisting the CEO on company strategy.

Previously, Tarun worked at Capricorn Investment Group, where he invested in various private technology businesses across multiple sectors and geographies. Prior to Capricorn, he worked in public equity research at Dodge & Cox focused on the pharmaceutical and biotech sector. He started his career as a management consultant with Silver Oak Partners.

Tarun holds a MS in Geohpysics & Civil Engineering and an MBA from UC Berkeley.

Mark Templeton
Advisory Board Member

Mark Templeton is a technology entrepreneur and mentor. He recently retired as director, president, CEO of Citrix Systems [Nasdaq: CTXS], the leading software provider for secure delivery of business applications and data. Millions of people around the world use Citrix products to work better and live better. Under his leadership, Citrix grew from startup to global citizen, serving more than 300,000 customers, employing 10,000 professionals and generating over $3 billion in annual revenue. Templeton also nurtured a design-centered culture based on the values of respect, integrity, and humility, and earning Citrix multiple “best places to work” awards.

Today, Mr. Templeton is Executive Chairman of 4Sense, Inc. – a human behavior recognition company. He also advises with pre-revenue and early stage startup teams in a variety of technology. He is also a director at Adaptive Insights, Equifax, Arista Networks and Keysight Technologies.

Templeton holds a BA in product design from North Carolina State University, College of Design and an MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. He’s an active participant in many community and charitable organizations, and has received a number of prestigious leadership awards.

Tarkan Maner
Advisory Board Member

Tarkan Maner is a global executive operator, investor and adviser in IT. Operational/Investment areas of focus include security, software-defined infrastructure, social commerce, mobility, virtualization, converged infrastructures, contextual intelligence and cloud computing. Executive roles at Nexenta, Dell, Wyse, CA, IBM, Quest, and Sterling Software. Founding chairman of TechAmerica’s cloud computing commission. Serving on the boards/advisory boards of Anki, DocuSign, Teradici, Workspot, Bay Area Council, World Economic Forum’s Cyber-Security Alliance, Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a coalition of senior executives to improve the quality of life for all citizens of the region and the world through its advocacy around public and private policy issues, from the mecca of innovation and progress, Silicon Valley.

Involved in leading, advising and fund-raising for several global not-for-profit organizations and programs around economic development, poverty elimination, entrepreneurship, education, and social justice including; E&Y Entrepreneurship, Strategic Growth and Innovation Programs, Americas Society/Council of Americas (AS/COA), MIT’s Collaborative Initiatives, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Project Skolkovo (Russia), and eLearning Africa. Adviser to several IT start-up companies/boards. The recipient of 2012; and the lead judge of 2013 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award Programs; a frequent speaker, commentator, and author on current business, economic and social issues in the media and academic circles.

Graduated from Istanbul Technical University in Turkey with a B.S. degree in Engineering Management. Received an MBA degree at Midwestern State University in Texas. Attended Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Avid fan of soccer, politics, arts, history, nature, innovative ideas, people, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and Planet Earth! 😉