David Heard

General Manager, Product and Solutions
David Heard joined Infinera in June 2017 to lead our Product Realization team. Mr. Heard brings a proven track record of success in the technology industry, having served in several positions of leadership. Prior to joining Infinera, Mr. Heard served as President of Network and Service Enablement at JDS Uniphase from 2010 to 2015. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Heard served as Chief Operating Officer at BigBand Networks (now part of Arris). From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Heard served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Somera (now part of Jabil). From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Heard served as President and General Manager Switching Division at Tekelec (now part of Oracle). From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Heard served in a number of leadership roles at Santera Systems Spatial Networks and at Lucent Technologies (both now part of Nokia). Mr. Heard holds a B.A. in Production and Operations Management from Ohio State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Dayton and an M.S. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Industry Association.