Breakthrough Technology Group Taps Former CitiGroup VP Senior Engineer as Chief Technical Officer and Director of Virtualization

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Tenured IT Pro Brings VDI, Cloud, Client Engineering Expertise

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As a result of Adam’s decade-long leadership, Citigroup now utilizes one of the world's largest virtual computing environments.

Breakthrough Technology Group (BTG), a leading cloud, managed services IT and telecomm solutions provider, today announced that it has hired Adam T. Shapiro as Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director of BTG’s Virtualization Practice.

“BTG’s reputation and track record as a cutting-edge, proven Cloud and Managed Services provider is unmatched, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with this veteran team,” commented Mr. Shapiro.

Prior to joining BTG, Adam served as Vice President and Senior Engineer for Citigroup Client Infrastructure Engineering.

Adam architected the company’s data center automation as well as engineered the worldwide deployment of Citigroup’s virtualization initiative, deploying collaboration tools and streaming resources such as Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp, AppSense, VMware View, Liquidware Stratusphere, and Microsoft SharePoint.

As a result of Adam’s decade-long leadership, Citigroup now utilizes one of the world's largest virtual computing environments.

BTG CEO and Founder, Jeff Kaplan, noted that, “We are elated to have Adam lead our technical team as he brings extensive real world experience from one of the largest financial institutions in the world in deploying many of the leading edge technologies we utilize in our Managed Practice. Adam’s experience in deploying Virtualization and VDI will be crucial to ensuring BTG’s market leadership.

Adam will be responsible for all aspects of Architecture and Operations including Design, Deploy and Management as it relates to VDI (both Citrix and VMware), Shared Desktop (XenApp), Private Clouds, Application Packaging as a Service, and Application Streaming.

Industry and financial analysts alike anticipate a skyrocketing global demand for virtualization. Research firm Gartner predicts a market opportunity for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure of $65.7 billion in 2013, up from about $1.5 billion three years ago.

“As BTG continues to help enterprises worldwide adopt these emerging technologies, Adam’s leadership will play a critical role in ensuring maximum ROI for our customers,” added Mr. Kaplan.

BTG offers a full suite Professional and Managed Services, with categorical expertise in SAAS services including Exchange, Archiving and SharePoint, Private Cloud Builds and Management. VDI and Shared Desktops, Application Packaging as a Service.

BTG’s offers many of these solutions out of its hosted AppsAnyplace platform that provides enterprise-class solutions, including business continuity. In addition, BTG provides many of these solutions on a client premise. BTG is the highest Revenue Generating Solution Provider to AT&T for the second year in a row and offers the full AT&T products and services suite, such as voice, Internet Protocol (IP) and multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) data, hosting, mobility services and application integration.

Breakthrough Technology Group ( is a leading IT and telecommunications solutions provider, and highest-producing AT&T Channel Solutions Partner. Founded in in 2007, BTG maintains a singular focus on supporting its enterprise customers through utilizing the most advanced and business requirements, problems and issues through the use of advanced technology and telecommunications. The inherent knowledge base of the Company's veteran team spans the entire IT landscape, from the cloud-based desktop and storage solutions, remote monitoring and individual end-user IT support. Year-over-year, BTG is the leading AT&T solution providers across the globe, allowing the company to fully support our clients across all of their IT needs. With a hyper-focus on specific IT practice areas and a deep understanding of carrier networks, BTG has proven itself to be an unquestioned leader and industry pioneer.

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