Thomas J. Fallon has served as our Chief Executive Officer since January 2010. Mr. Fallon also served as our President from January 2010 to June 2013, and as our Chief Operating Officer from October 2006 to December 2009. From April 2004 to September 2006, Mr. Fallon served as our Vice President of Engineering and Operations. From August 2003 to March 2004, Mr. Fallon was Vice President, Corporate Quality and Development Operations at Cisco Systems, Inc., a networking and telecommunications company. From March 1991 to August 2003, Mr. Fallon served in a variety of functions at Cisco, including General Manager of the Optical Transport Business Unit and Vice President of Service Provider Manufacturing. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Fallon also served in various manufacturing roles at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard. Mr. Fallon currently serves on the board of Picarro, Inc., a private company, Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc., a specialty finance company, and the Engineering Advisory Board of the Cockrell School at the University of Texas. Mr. Fallon holds B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
David F. Welch, Ph.D.
David F. Welch, Ph.D. co-founded our company and serves as President. From May 2004 to June 2013, he served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. From May 2001 to May 2004, he served as our Chief Development Officer/Chief Technology Officer. From May 2001 to November 2006, Dr. Welch also served as a member of our board of directors. From February 2001 to April 2001, Dr. Welch served as Chief Technology Officer of the Transmission Division of JDS Uniphase Corporation, an optical component company. From January 1985 to February 2001, Dr. Welch served in various executive roles, including Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development of SDL, an optical component company. Dr. Welch holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Brad Feller was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Infinera in March 2014. Prior to joining Infinera, Mr. Feller served as Interim CFO of Marvell Technology Group (Marvell), a semiconductor company, from October 2012 to December 2013 and as Vice President, Corporate Controller, from September 2008 to October 2012. Prior to Marvell, Mr. Feller served as Corporate Controller for Integrated Device Technology (IDT) from April 2005 to September 2008 and Financial Reporting Manager from October 2003 to April 2005. Prior to joining IDT, Mr. Feller served in various roles at Ernst & Young LLP in the technology practice serving large multinational clients including Intel, Juniper Networks and Oracle. Mr. Feller is a certified public accountant (inactive) in the State of California and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
James Laufman joined Infinera as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in October 2014. Most recently, Mr. Laufman served as Vice President and General Counsel of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, which he joined in 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Laufman served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Integrated Device Technology, Inc., a semiconductor company, from 1999 to 2008. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and General Counsel of Rohm Corporation from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Laufman worked as an Associate Attorney at the Berliner Cohen and Popelka Allard law firms specializing in the litigation and resolution of commercial transaction matters. Mr. Laufman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance (cum laude) from California State University, Chico and a Juris Doctorate degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Karl Thedéen, joined Infinera in August 2015 as part of the company’s acquisition of Transmode. Prior to joining Infinera, Thedéen served as Chief Executive Officer at Transmode from 2007 to 2015. From 2002 – 2007, Thedéen served in various senior management positions within Ericsson, including a Board of Directors position with Network Technologies AB from 2004 to 2007, vice president of the Wireline Product Area for Ericsson AB from 2004 to 2006 as well as Account Executive for the TeliaSonera account from 2002 to 2004. Prior to this Thedéen held other positions within Ericsson including a period in the UK from 1995 – 1996 as an Account Manager on the Ericsson BT account team. Thedéen holds a Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering from KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and serves as a Board member of Kabona AB and HMS Networks AB.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales
Scott A. Chandler is Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales at Infinera. Mr. Chandler served as Vice President, Worldwide Sales for Infinera from 2004-2009. Before joining Infinera in 2003, he served as Vice President of Strategic Markets at Sonus Networks, where he was responsible for the successful launch into Wireless, Cable, RBOC and CLEC accounts. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Chandler was at Cisco Systems where he held sales and sales management positions focused on the enterprise and service provider market. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Chandler was a Regional Sales Manager for Cabletron Systems. Mr. Chandler earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Plymouth State College and has 20 years of telecommunication systems sales experience.
Stuart Elby, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Cloud Network Strategy and Technology
Dr. Elby brings more than 30 years of diverse telecommunications, video and data center expertise to Infinera. Prior to Infinera, Dr. Elby served as the vice president and chief technologist of Verizon Labs. During his tenure at Verizon, Dr. Elby was responsible for developing Verizon's technology vision and target network architecture to support emerging products and services. In this role, he had significant influence in the network architecture and development of Verizon's platforms for metro and long haul networks, including Verizon's cloud and digital video services. Dr. Elby led the design, development and launch of cloud services platforms for Verizon Digital Media Services and managed the specification and design of multiple core services platforms including cloud and API secure gateway. Dr. Elby holds a bachelor's degree in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester, New York and received a MSEE and Doctorate in Telecommunications from Columbia University. He serves on the advisory boards of several university, government and industry consortia.
Srikanth (Sri) Hosakote joined Infinera in February 2016, bringing over 24 years of business, technology, and management experience. As Senior Vice President, Head of Engineering, Mr. Hosakote heads the Infinera Systems Engineering organization, utilizing his expertise in organization management and proven leadership advancing engineering organizations spanning high end routing, optical transport and cloud networking and storage solutions . Prior to joining Infinera, Mr. Hosakote was Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Systems & Solutions at Seagate. Prior to joining Seagate, Mr. Hosakote served in various leadership roles at Cisco, including most recently Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group; Vice President and General Manager, High End Routing & Optical Group; and Vice President and General Manager, Edge Routing Business Unit. Mr. Hosakote earned a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.
Prior to joining Infinera in May 2013, Robert J. Jandro served as Vice President of Business Development of Openwater Software, Inc., a big data and analytics cloud company, and Chief Executive Officer and President of Nsite Software, Inc., an early cloud company acquired by Business Objects. Before joining Nsite, Mr. Jandro served as the Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Services for ONI Systems, where he participated as a member of the Executive Staff in raising $1 billion in capital through an Initial Public Offering in 2000 and follow on offerings. Mr. Jandro worked at Oracle from 1996 to 2000 where he last served as the Group Vice President of Oracle's Communications and Utilities Industries. He has also held several other sales and marketing management positions. Mr. Jandro earned a Masters of Management degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Business from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Parthiban Kandappan serves as our Senior Vice President, Head of Architecture, rejoining Infinera in January 2014 and bringing with him nearly 30 years of computing and communications technology and management experience. Between 2011 and 2013, Mr. Kandappan served as the General Manager of the Transport Business Unit of Applied Micro. Prior to joining Applied Micro, Mr. Kandappan served at Infinera for nearly a decade in a variety of technology leadership roles, including Vice President, Advanced Systems Design and Vice President, Systems Engineering. Before joining Infinera in July 2002, Mr. Kandappan held leadership roles including Vice President, Hardware Engineering at Zaffire Inc. (acquired by Centerpoint); Switch Architect and founding member at Berkeley Networks (acquired by Fore Systems), as well as senior engineering roles at 3Com and Digital Equipment Corporation. Mr. Kandappan earned a M.S.E.E. from Virginia Tech, where he also completed part of the Ph.D. program, and a B.E. with Honors from University of Madras, India. He has seven issued patents with others filed.
Fred Kish, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Optical Integrated Circuit Group
Frederick A. Kish, Jr., Ph.D. serves as our Senior Vice President responsible for our Optical Integrated Component Group (inclusive of both PIC chips and Modules). Prior to this role, he served as our Vice President, PIC Development and Manufacturing since May 2001. From November 1999 to May 2001, Dr. Kish served as R&D and Manufacturing Development Functional Manager for the Fiber Optics Communications Division of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a measurement and technology company for communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. Dr. Kish holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Senior Vice President, Systems Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain
Minoo Mortazavi has been Senior Vice President of Systems Manufacturing and Strategic Materials/Programs since September 2010. From June 2007, she served as Infinera's Vice President of Strategic Materials. Ms. Mortazavi joined Infinera to support the strategic focus of building an optimized supply chain that supports scaling efficiency, lowering costs, and creates even greater flexibility through the value chain. Before joining Infinera, Ms. Mortazavi was VP of Global Materials at JDS Uniphase. Prior to that, she was at Solectron. She received her B.S. in Business Administration and M.B.A. from CSULB and her degree in Contracts Management from UCLA.
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Customer Service and Technical Support
Lonny Orona serves as the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Customer Service and Technical Support for Infinera. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Orona has held senior management positions with responsibility for Technical Operations, Customer and Product Support, 24x7 Network Operations, Service Provisioning, EF&I Operations, Logistics and Technical Training. Mr. Orona's experience in service delivery comes from providing support for both service provider and large enterprise customers. Prior to Infinera, Mr. Orona has served in executive service and support roles with companies including Unlimited Fiber Optics, Sigma Networks, Ciena Corporation, Lightera Networks, 3Com, OnStream Networks, MFS Communications, and British Telecom.