Gary B. Smith net worth and biography

Gary Smith Biography and Net Worth

CEO of Ciena

Gary Smith is the CEO of Ciena, a role he has held since 2001. He has also served as president and director since 2000. 

Smith joined the company in 1997, and he has held a variety of leadership positions including chief operating officer, senior vice president for worldwide sales, and vice president for international sales.

Previously, he held the position of vice president for sales and marketing at Intelsat, a U.S. satellite communications service provider, and at Cray Communications, a telecommunications, networking, and wireless service provider.

Smith currently sits on the board at CommVault Systems, a data protection and data management software company. He previously served on the board at Avaya, a multinational technology company focused on unified communications.

He serves on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, is a member of the Wake Forest University Advisory Council for the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, and works on various initiatives at the Center for Corporate Innovation, a consulting and professional services firm.

Smith was born in the United Kingdom and earned his M.B.A. at Ashridge Management College. He currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland. 


What is Gary B. Smith's net worth?

The estimated net worth of Gary B. Smith is at least $17.33 million as of November 2nd, 2022. Mr. Smith owns 387,040 shares of Ciena stock worth more than $17,327,781 as of December 5th. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other investments that Mr. Smith may own. Additionally, Mr. Smith receives an annual salary of $2,860,000.00 as CEO at Ciena. Learn More about Gary B. Smith's net worth.

How old is Gary B. Smith?

Mr. Smith is currently 62 years old. There are 7 older executives and no younger executives at Ciena. Learn More on Gary B. Smith's age.

What is Gary B. Smith's salary?

As the CEO of Ciena Co., Mr. Smith earned a total compensation package of $11,450,851.00 in 2021. Mr. Smith earned a salary of $1,000,000.00, stock awards of $8,589,251.00, non-equity compensation of $1,850,000.00, and other compensation of $11,600.00. Learn More on Gary B. Smith's salary.

How do I contact Gary B. Smith?

The corporate mailing address for Mr. Smith and other Ciena executives is 7035 RIDGE ROAD, HANOVER MD, 21076. Ciena can also be reached via phone at (410) 694-5700 and via email at [email protected] Learn More on Gary B. Smith's contact information.

Has Gary B. Smith been buying or selling shares of Ciena?

Gary B. Smith has not been actively trading shares of Ciena over the course of the past ninety days. Learn More on Gary B. Smith's trading history.

Who are Ciena's active insiders?

Ciena's insider roster includes Stephen Alexander (SVP), Bruce Claflin (Director), Rick Hamilton (SVP), Scott McFeely (SVP), James Moylan, Jr. (CFO), Patrick Nettles (Director), Judith O'Brien (Director), Andrew Petrik (VP), Jason Phipps (SVP), David Rothenstein (VP), and Gary Smith (CEO). Learn More on Ciena's active insiders.

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Ciena?

In the last twelve months, insiders at the communications equipment provider sold shares 44 times. They sold a total of 138,986 shares worth more than $7,673,846.98. The most recent insider tranaction occured on November, 15th when VP David M Rothenstein sold 3,500 shares worth more than $157,500.00. Insiders at Ciena own 0.9 % of the company. Learn More about insider trades at Ciena.

Information on this page was last updated on 11/15/2022.

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Ciena Company Overview

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Ciena Corporation provides network hardware, software, and services that support the transport, routing, switching, aggregation, service delivery, and management of video, data, and voice traffic on communications networks worldwide. The company's Networking Platforms segment offers hardware networking products and solutions that optimized for the convergence of coherent optical transport, optical transport network switching, and packet switching. Its products include 6500 Packet-Optical Platform, 5430 Reconfigurable Switching System, Waveserver stackable interconnect system, and the 6500 Reconfigurable line system, and the 5400 family of Packet-Optical platforms, as well as Z-Series Packet-Optical Platform; 3000 family of service delivery switches and service aggregation switches, and the 5000 family of service aggregation switches, as well as 8700 Packetwave Platform and the Ethernet packet configuration for the 5410 Service Aggregation Switch; and 6500 Packet Transport System. This segment also sells operating system software and enhanced software features embedded in each of its products. The company's Blue Planet Automation Software and Services segment provides multi-domain service orchestration, inventory, route optimization and analysis, network function virtualization orchestration, analytics, and related services. Its Platform Software and Service segment offers OneControl unified management system and platform software services, as well as manage, control, and plan software. The company's Global Services segment provides consulting and network design, installation and deployment, maintenance support, and training services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to network operators. Ciena Corporation was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland.
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