Ciena names Dodd SVP of global marketing

Ciena has appointed Rick Dodd as senior vice president of global marketing.
Dodd will oversee the field, product, solutions and corporate marketing organizations and provide support to Ciena's global field operations and global products group.

Dodd comes to Ciena from Infinera, where he served as vice president of corporate marketing and earlier as vice president of product marketing.

He has also been an associate partner at venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, where he was focused on networking and semiconductor startups.

He was also previously in product management at Cisco Systems and held engineering and sales roles at WilTel.