Arlen Shenkman

arlen shenkman

Arlen Shenkman is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Citrix, where he is responsible for all of the company’s financial and capital management strategies, budgeting and planning, financial accounting, tax and treasury, investor relations, strategic alliances, and M&A.

Shenkman joined Citrix from SAP in September 2019, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Global Head of Business Development and Ecosystems. In that role, he was responsible for driving business development by building new ecosystems, fostering strategic partnerships, incubating new business models, and overseeing investments and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to that role, Shenkman served as CFO of SAP North America, SAP’s largest business unit, responsible for all finance functions in North America, including forecasting and planning, identifying efficiencies, and ensuring the region’s overall financial health.

Shenkman previously served as Global Head of Corporate Development for SAP and was a principal architect of SAP’s rapid transformation into a cloud company.

Shenkman has a JD from the University of Miami School of Law, an MBA from the Fox School of Business at Temple University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University. He has also completed the London Business School’s Corporate Finance Program. Shenkman also serves as a director on the board of trustees of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. He also serves on the Economic and Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

About PAFA

Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, PAFA offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts, innovative exhibitions of historic and contemporary American art, and a world-class collection of American art. PAFA’s esteemed alumni include Mary Cassatt, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, William Glackens, Barkley L. Hendricks, Violet Oakley, Louis Kahn, David Lynch, and Henry Ossawa Tanner.