CTO of the Americas, Ciena

Kevin Sheehan is the CTO of  the Americas at Ciena, where he leads a team that aligns Ciena’s product portfolio and professional service capabilities to address the business challenges and opportunities of customers in the region.

Kevin has more than 25 years of experience leading high-performance cross-functional teams and building successful product lines. Previously, Kevin served as Vice President of Global Solutions for Ciena’s Blue Planet division and was responsible for solution and commercial design activities and sales. He was also Vice President of  Product Line Management for Ciena’s Packet Networking portfolio. Before joining Ciena, Kevin was CEO of Hatteras Networks and held senior leadership positions with Alcatel, Packet Engines, and  SMC.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master of Science degree from Stony Brook University, and a Master ofBusiness Administration from Dowling College. In addition to  Kevin’s academic achievements, his business efforts were globally recognized by winning American Business Awards “Stevie Award” as Best Telecommunications CEO in 2008 and the “Leading Lights CEO of the Year Award in 2006”.