Glenn Laxdal is Senior Vice President of Disaggregated, Edge and Access Solutions at Infinera. In this role, he leads global product strategy and product management and development for Infinera’s data center interconnect, metro edge and access product portfolio. Mr. Laxdal joined Infinera as Senior Vice President of Product Management in January 2018.Mr. Laxdal came to Infinera from Ericsson, where he was Head of Network Products for Ericsson North America, responsible for driving product management, strategy, sales and delivery for the multi-billion dollar network products business. Prior to that, Glenn was the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Strategy for Ericsson North America, where he drove Ericsson’s technology direction and company strategy in 5G and cloud.
Before joining Ericsson, Glenn held leadership positions at Research In Motion (Blackberry), where he was Vice President of Global Product Management, and prior to that, Nortel, where he spent 15 years in a variety of executive roles in both carrier and enterprise networks.
Glenn holds bachelor’s degrees in economics and business from the University of Saskatchewan and an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.