James Frodsham - Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

James Frodsham currently serves as Ciena’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, with responsibility for the Company’s strategic planning and corporate development activities. 

With over 20 years experience in the networking equipment space, Mr. Frodsham joined Ciena as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development in May 2004.  Prior to Ciena he served as Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Ottawa-based Innovance Networks, with responsibility for a variety of strategic planning and operations activities. Prior to Innovance, Mr. Frodsham spent more than 10 years in senior level positions with Nortel Networks, where he led several efforts in product development and marketing strategy as well as operations.

Mr. Frodsham received a Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from the University of Western Ontario.