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Urban Airship Names Former Citrix Executive Brett Caine as Its Next CEO

Mike Temple, who had been acting CEO, has returned to his prior role as CFO.

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Push notification provider Urban Airship has been on the hunt for a new chief since earlier this year, when co-founder Scott Kveton stepped down amid a sexual assault investigation.

 Brett Caine
Brett Caine
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On Thursday, the company is announcing the hiring of former Citrix Online president Brett Caine. Mike Temple, who had been acting CEO, has returned to his prior role as CFO.

In an interview, Caine said he wanted an opportunity similar to the one he had at Citrix, where he grew the company from $40 million in annual revenue to more than $600 million.

“I was really looking for a company that was in a similar place — in a good market, ready to scale,” Caine told Re/code.

Caine said that during the interview process, he satisfied himself that Urban Airship had more than a commodity business and that its internal culture was strong, despite the recent events.

For his part, Caine plans to remain in the San Francisco Bay Area, but will frequently commute to Urban Airship’s Portland headquarters and offices in London.

Urban Airship, he said, is in a good place to help businesses in their broader struggle to go mobile.

“We not only have the platform,” he said. “We have the expertise to help companies through this transition.”

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