Sunnyvale, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2015 – Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced Nick Walden as senior vice president of sales, EMEA with responsibility for leading Infinera’s sales activities in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) markets.
Mr. Walden comes with 20 years of industry insight and experience gained through a range of leadership positions. Regarded as a highly experienced and collaborative sales and business leader, Mr. Walden has achieved transformational business outcomes with customers across the EMEA telecommunications sector.
Mr. Walden previously served as vice president and managing director for Ciena’s regional carrier business in EMEA. Prior to that, Mr. Walden served in numerous capacities at Ciena for 14 years including his role as the regional managing director leading the Northern Europe business across service provider, partner and enterprise markets. Mr. Walden holds qualifications in mechanical engineering from College of Technology in Reading, Berkshire.
“We are excited to have Nick join our team and lead our sales effort in EMEA,” said Bob Jandro, senior vice president, worldwide sales at Infinera. “With the recent completion of Infinera’s offer for the shares of Transmode, we have an end-to-end product portfolio for our customers, including long-haul, subsea, Cloud and metro. We look forward to Nick’s leadership and focus on strategic growth in EMEA.”
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks enable carriers, Cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their datacenter, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.