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Gareth Kitson

Gareth Kitson

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Director of  Product Marketing, EMEA

Enjoying his 6th year at AppSense, Gareth manages external messaging to customers and channel partners and also works closely with vendor relationships. Based in the UK,  Gareth enjoys motorsport (F1, BTCC and WRC). He’s a self confessed ‘fair weather’ golfer and (occasional) gym go’er.

“Apparently I drive hairdresser cars, but then again I am in Marketing”


Simon Rust

Simon Rust

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VP, Technology

Simon joined AppSense in early 2001 with Microsoft and Citrix deployment consulting as his key skills. Simon has since built up the Internal Systems teams, Customer Service teams, Systems Engineering teams and more recently the Product Management team within the company.

I live in Los Gatos, CA with my wife and two sons who keep me busy outside of user virtualization, although some days I wish they could be virtualized.. :-)


Oliver Sills

Oliver Sills

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Senior Product Manager (Environment Manager)

Oliver has been with AppSense since its inception in 1999 and during that period covered a range of positions including pre and post sales consultancy. He is married with a 2-year old son and is a fanatical football supporter, worshipping Blackpool F.C.

I am a registered foster carer for children with learning difficulties and hold a BSc. Hons degree in Geology and Astronomy.


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Guy Leech

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Systems Architect

In 1998, Guy designed and developed the first few versions of the product that we know today as Application Manager. Since then he has been involved in many areas including the first large scale roll out of Environment Manager, Research and Development, third line support, pre-sales and most recently as a systems architect for the future AppSense products. He was awarded VMware vExpert status in 2009.

I have become obsessed with exercise in order to address the expanding waist line issue


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Shane Wescott

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Presales Consultant, Australia & New Zealand

Shane has always been into electronics, and that developed into a love for computers. He joined the Royal Australian Air Force when he was just 16, learned to shoot a gun and fix radios and radars. He built his first computer in 1977 – it had a whole 256 BYTES of memory and you entered data by setting binary switches to 1 or 0.

He joined the IT industry in 1986 and has lived the dream ever since. He spent 8 year at Prime Computer talking to Super Mini computers, had a sabbatical for a year in the country, and then joined the man who brought Citrix to Australia in 1995. He knew when he saw the first Citrix demo – this technology was cool – and not only that it solved real business issues.

For the next 9 years he championed the Citrix product and waved the flag for a number of organisations. In 2003 he agreed to join AppSense and started in January 2004. Shane says it is without a doubt the best job he’s ever had.

Apart from AppSense Shane is passionate about the Richmond Football Club, the greatest Aussies Rules team in the world, Alfa Romeo cars – you’re not a real rev head till you’ve owned an Alfa, Martial Arts – it’s great to meet new people and beat them up, and Pubs – visit 100 new pubs every year – it’s a lifestyle choice.


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Jon Wallace

Senior Solution Consultant, USA

Jon manages the AppSense US technical team and has seen the product grow since it’s inception in 1999. He is a Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) and further to the AppSense blog, Jon is a frequent contributor to http://www.dabcc.com and his own website http://www.insidetheregistry.com

Originally from the UK, Jon now lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Further to AppSense responsibilities, Jon has a background as a professional performing magician, a member of the Magic Circle (London) and the Magic Castle (Los Angeles).

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