Ciena Corp.

Ciena Corp.

Ciena Corp.

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Company Description

Ciena Corp. engages in the provision of network and communication infrastructure. It operates through the following segments: Networking Platforms, Platform Software and Services, Blue Planet Automation Software and Services, and Global Services. The Networking Platforms segment consists of Converged Packet Optical and Packet Networking portfolios. The Platform Software and Services segment provides analytics, data, and planning tools to assist customers in managing Ciena’s Networking Platforms products in their networks. The Blue Planet Automation Software and Services segment enables customers to implement large-scale software and IT-led OSS transformations by transforming legacy networks into “service ready” networks. The Global Services segment offers a broad suite of value-added services. The company was founded by Patrick H. Nettles in November 1992 and is headquartered in Hanover, MD.

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Executive Chairman

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Chief Technology Officer & Senior Vice President

Chief People Officer & Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

GM Blue Planet Division

Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer & Controller

Senior Vice President-Global Sales & Marketing

Board of Directors

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

President & Chief Executive Officer at Ciena Corp.

Former General Manager at International Business Machines Corporation

Executive Chairman at Founder SPAC

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Congress Asset Management is a growth equity investment manager that provides investment management and advisory services for small-cap value and fixed income and balanced portfolios. The firm’s equity strategy employs a view that superior long-term performance of a company’s stock price is a result of consistent earnings growth and cash flow. Stock selection is primarily based on a research-driven bottom-up approach, and implemented using a congressional approach, where each investment strategy is governed by an investment product committee (IPC). Their fixed income investments strive for preservation of capital, consistent income, and alpha generation through a diversified portfolio of investment grade government, corporate, and securitized bonds. They utilize both top-down and bottom-up analysis.

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AIG employs both fundamental and quantitative analysis of publicly traded companies and their respective securities. The firm seeks to generate a consistent, long-term appreciation of assets through the active management of an equity-focused portfolio which includes sector specific, market-neutral sub-portfolios together with various complementary equity-focused investment strategies. They have flexibility to invest in a wide range of listed and OTC equity, equity-linked and credit instruments as well as other asset classes in connection with the fundamental and quantitative strategies that it employs.

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JLEM seeks to achieve consistent outperformance relative to underlying benchmarks or to achieve absolute returns through exposures to many different potential market opportunities at the same time. The firm employs an investment process that combines finance and behavioral theory, quantitative and statistical methods, and human insight and judgment.

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Ciena Corp. purchases AT&T, Inc. /Vyatta Technology from AT&T, Inc.

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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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Advised onCiena Corp. purchases Nortel Networks Corp. /Optical & Carrier Ethernet Bus from Nortel Networks Corporation


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 VC International LLC, 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 VC International LLC, Morgenthaler Management Corp., Attractor Ventures LLC, JPMorgan Asset Management Private Equity, Stanford University (Venture Capital)

Advisors & Consultants
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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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AT&T, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of telecommunications media and technology service. It operates through the following segments: Communications, WarnerMedia, and Latin America. The Communications segment provides services to businesses and consumers located in the U.S., or in U.S. territories, and businesses globally. The WarnerMedia segment develops, produces and distributes feature films, television, gaming and other content over various physical and digital formats. The Latin America segment provides entertainment and wireless services outside of the U.S.. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Altice USA is a communications and media company that enables its customers through the power of connectivity. With a relentless focus on challenging today’s norm while developing the telecommunication of the future, our products and services bring people closer together and connect them to the things that matter most to them, faster and more easily than ever before. From high-speed broadband and ultra-HD video, to digital advertising solutions, local news, telephony, and wireless offerings, we are making connections possible around the country -- to businesses, to consumers, to communities, to schools, to hospitals, and everyone in between. Central to how we operate is the idea of reinvention. Fearless reinvention at that. Our passion for challenging the way communication has always worked and believing in what’s possible is rooted in our obsession for our customers, whose changing behaviors, expectations and make up are helping to shape the company we are today and the one we aspire to become. And to meet the needs of our customers, we’re building a company and a workforce that is equipped to deliver on the Altice USA promise. That means creating an environment that attracts and retains the best talent and reflects the ideas, perspective and backgrounds of the diverse communities and people that we serve across the country. Because we believe that great ideas and the chance to help deliver for our customers are opportunities that should come from every member of our team. And when our make-up and thinking reflects that of the world in which we live, we are a stronger company for it. Altice USA has a rich DNA – a mindset – that helps bring our teams from across the company together and sets the tone for how we conduct ourselves. Our people are driven. They take chances, learn from their actions and are accountable to themselves, their teams, the business and, most importantly, our customers. Altice USA employees lean in and use their voices to challenge ideas and to celebrate one another. And they understand how they as individuals impact the greater team for the better.

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Force10 Networks, Inc. is a technology company, which engages in the provision of infrastructure solutions to build and secure intelligent services networks. The company was founded by Prabhat K. Dubey, Steve Sinclair, and Bruce Miller on September 30, 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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Turin Networks, Inc. provides metro transport and switching solutions for wireline, wireless, MSO and private networks. The company offers network management, metro access and ethernet aggregation. It has offices in Dallas and Boston. Turin Networks was founded by Steve West and John Webley in October, 1999 and is headquartered in Petaluma, CA

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Luminous Networks, Inc. was an access network equipment company. It was a privately funded access communications equipment company enabling service providers to provide information, communications and entertainment services to their customers. The firm was located in Cupertino, CA.

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Former Chief Executive Officer & President at Concert Genetics, Inc.

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Former Senior Vice President at BBN Communications Ltd.

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Founder at Juniper Networks, Inc.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. Aerospace & Defense | Hillsboro, Oregon

TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. provided radio frequency (RF) solutions and foundry services. It designs, develops and manufactures RF solutions with Gallium Arsenide, Gallium Nitride, Surface Acoustic Wave and Bulk Acoustic Wave technologies for customers worldwide. The company offered a array of filtering, switching and amplification products for RF, microwave and millimeter-wave applications. TriQuint Semiconductor was founded in 1985 and was headquartered in Hillsboro, OR.

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Corporate Office Properties Trust, Inc. Trusts & Funds | Columbia, MD

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Infinera Corp. Equipment & Office Supplies - Sunnyvale, CA

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Amdocs Ltd. IT Consulting & Services - Chesterfield, MO

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Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Equipment & Office Supplies - Kista, Sweden

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson engages in the provision of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators. It operates through the following segments: Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and Other. The Networks segment supports all radio-access technologies and offer hardware, software and related services for both radio access and transport. The Digital Services segment provides software and services in the areas of digital business support systems, operational support systems, cloud communication, cloud core, and cloud infrastructure. The Managed Services segment includes networks and information technology managed services, network design and optimization, and application development and maintenance. The Emerging Business and Other segment encompasses emerging business, Iconectiv, Red Bee Media, and Media Solutions. The company was founded by Lars Magnus Ericsson in 1876 and is headquartered in Kista, Sweden.

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