Reza Ghaffari is the Senior Vice President of Business Process at Infinera, a role he has held since October 2018. In this role he oversees the company’s business process, information technology, mega-service deals, quality, environmental health and safety, facilities and site services functions. From 2016 to 2018, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Coriant, where he led global services and support, helping to reshape the organization with a proactive real-time approach that effectively and efficiently provided a higher level of service to customers. Mr. Ghaffari also led operational excellence, which enhanced synergies of operations, elevated operational optimization and reduced costs across all business units.
Mr. Ghaffari has a long track record of success and global exposure as a serial entrepreneur building companies from the ground up, with over 25 years of telecom-related experience ranging from enterprise network solutions, regional distribution and cloud communication services. Between 2000 and 2005, Mr. Ghaffari worked at Verizon, where he was responsible for innovation, product development and strategic partnership programs. During his tenure at Verizon, a number of products were designed, developed and launched under his leadership.
Mr. Ghaffari holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Boston University.