Ciena Corp.

Ciena Corp.

Ciena Corp.

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Wireless Telecommunications
Wholesale: Industrial Products & Manufacturing
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Company Description

Ciena Corp. engages in the provision of network and communication infrastructure. It operates through the following segments: Converged Packet Optical; Packet Networking; Optical Transport; and Software and Services. The Converged Packet Optical segment develops and sells optical processors, switching systems, and operating system software. The Packet Networking segment includes service delivery switches, services aggregation switches, and ethernet packet configurations. The Optical Transport segment manufactures and trades optical transport systems, common photonic layer, data networking products, data center interconnection, and virtual networks. The Software and Services segment provides wide are network controller, network functions virtualization platform, and software applications. The company was founded by Patrick H. Nettles in November 1992 and is headquartered in Hanover, MD.

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Chief Executive Officer

Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

Chief Human Resources Officer & Senior Vice President

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Senior Vice President-Global Sales & Marketing

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Ciena Corp.

Founding Partner at Circle Financial Group LLC

Founder at Kids First (Virgin Islands)

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Ciena Corp.

Former President-Europe at BT Group Plc

Chairman of the Board, Chairman of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee at NetApp, Inc.

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

Senior Vice President, North America Applications & Consulting, Global Cloud Services at Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd.

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Ciena Corp. purchases Centina Systems, Inc.

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Ciena Corp. purchases Packet Design, Inc. from S3 Ventures LLC, Lone Rock Technology Group LLC

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Ciena Corp. purchases TeraXion, Inc. /High Speed Photonics Components Business from TeraXion, Inc.

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Advised onCiena Corp. purchases Catena Networks, Inc. from SVB Capital, Summerhill Venture Partners, Inc., Bessemer Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures Management LP, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Worldview Technology Partners, Inc., Berkeley International Capital Corp., Morgenthaler Management Corp., Attractor Ventures LLC, JPMorgan Asset Management Private Equity, Stanford University (Venture Capital)


Advised onCiena Corp. purchases Catena Networks, Inc. from SVB Capital, Summerhill Venture Partners, Inc., Bessemer Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures Management LP, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Worldview Technology Partners, Inc., Berkeley International Capital Corp., Morgenthaler Management Corp., Attractor Ventures LLC, JPMorgan Asset Management Private Equity, Stanford University (Venture Capital)

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Partner at Hogan & Lovells LLP

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Partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP


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Force10 Networks, Inc. engages in the provision of networking solutions for data centers and other network deployments. Its products include ethernet switching and routing, multi-service transport switch, cell site access aggregators, converged access devices, metro access platforms, and security appliance. The company was founded on September 30, 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at University of California Berkeley - Haas School of Business

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Awards & Honors
Rank #854
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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