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Gary B. Smith, insider at Ciena
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Gary B. Smith Insider Information

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 $51.00 million as of December 21st, 2015. Mr. Smith owns 834,816 shares of Ciena stock worth more than $50,998,909 as of December 4th. This net worth estimate does not reflect any other investments that Mr. Smith may own. Learn More.

What is Gary B. Smith's salary?

As the CEO of Ciena Co., Mr. Smith earned a total compensation package of $11,202,255.00 in 2020. Mr. Smith earned a salary of $988,462.00, stock awards of $9,077,393.00, non-equity compensation of $1,125,000.00, and other compensation of $11,400.00.

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]

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

Gary B. Smith has not been actively trading shares of Ciena within the last three months. Most recently, Gary B. Smith sold 6,550 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.25, for a transaction totalling $348,787.50.

Who are Ciena's active insiders?

Ciena's insider roster includes James Moylan, Jr. (CFO), and Gary Smith (CEO).

Are insiders buying or selling shares of Ciena?

In the last twelve months, insiders at the communications equipment provider sold shares 66 times. They sold a total of 306,573 shares worth more than $24,521,452.06. The most recent insider tranaction occured on November, 24th when CFO James E Moylan Jr sold 2,000 shares worth more than $120,700.00. Insiders at Ciena own 1.0 % of the company.

Information on this page was last updated on 11/24/2021.

Gary B. Smith Insider Trading History at Ciena

Transaction DateBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionShares Held After TransactionDetails
9/14/2021Sell6,550$53.25$348,787.50View SEC Filing Icon  
9/2/2021Sell6,550$57.60$377,280.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/17/2021Sell5,000$55.38$276,900.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/21/2021Sell5,000$55.27$276,350.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/7/2021Sell5,000$56.85$284,250.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/22/2021Sell3,750$57.64$216,150.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/27/2021Sell3,750$53.22$199,575.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/11/2021Sell3,750$53.48$200,550.00View SEC Filing Icon  
4/28/2021Sell3,125$52.14$162,937.50View SEC Filing Icon  
4/12/2021Sell3,125$56.17$175,531.25View SEC Filing Icon  
3/23/2021Sell3,125$54.69$170,906.25View SEC Filing Icon  
3/8/2021Sell3,125$49.55$154,843.75View SEC Filing Icon  
3/5/2021Sell3,125$49.22$153,812.50View SEC Filing Icon  
2/17/2021Sell2,500$55.09$137,725.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/4/2021Sell2,500$54.93$137,325.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/21/2021Sell2,500$54.44$136,100.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/5/2021Sell2,500$51.21$128,025.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/21/2020Sell750$51.13$38,347.50View SEC Filing Icon  
12/9/2020Sell2,550$47.37$120,793.50View SEC Filing Icon  
11/24/2020Sell1,200$44.02$52,824.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/29/2020Sell4,250$40.07$170,297.50View SEC Filing Icon  
9/10/2020Sell4,250$41.71$177,267.50View SEC Filing Icon  
8/19/2020Sell4,250$59.96$254,830.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/4/2020Sell4,250$59.96$254,830.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/22/2020Sell4,250$54.41$231,242.50View SEC Filing Icon  
7/7/2020Sell8,500$56.50$480,250.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/20/2020Sell4,250$52.76$224,230.00View SEC Filing Icon  
4/22/2020Sell4,250$44.79$190,357.50View SEC Filing Icon  
4/6/2020Sell4,250$44.05$187,212.50View SEC Filing Icon  
3/25/2020Sell4,250$38.82$164,985.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/5/2020Sell4,250$42.81$181,942.50View SEC Filing Icon  
1/23/2020Sell4,250$42.55$180,837.50View SEC Filing Icon  
1/6/2020Sell4,250$41.96$178,330.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/3/2020Sell4,250$42.12$179,010.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/18/2019Sell1,875$40.95$76,781.25View SEC Filing Icon  
11/12/2019Sell1,875$38.01$71,268.75View SEC Filing Icon  
10/28/2019Sell1,750$37.12$64,960.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/15/2019Sell1,750$37.73$66,027.50View SEC Filing Icon  
8/6/2019Sell9,600$41.78$401,088.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/24/2019Sell9,600$43.86$421,056.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/11/2019Sell4,800$43.82$210,336.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/26/2019Sell9,600$42.30$406,080.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/11/2019Sell9,600$44.38$426,048.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/24/2019Sell9,600$35.16$337,536.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/14/2019Sell9,600$33.41$320,736.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/2/2019Sell4,800$38.78$186,144.00View SEC Filing Icon  
4/24/2019Sell4,800$40.15$192,720.00View SEC Filing Icon  
4/9/2019Sell9,600$37.21$357,216.00View SEC Filing Icon  
3/26/2019Sell9,600$37.25$357,600.00View SEC Filing Icon  
3/15/2019Sell9,600$39.49$379,104.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/20/2019Sell9,600$42.15$404,640.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/8/2019Sell9,600$37.52$360,192.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/23/2019Sell4,800$38.27$183,696.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/11/2019Sell9,600$36.82$353,472.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/28/2018Sell9,600$32.33$310,368.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/27/2018Sell4,800$31.73$152,304.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/30/2018Sell9,600$32.47$311,712.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/14/2018Sell9,600$32.74$314,304.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/2/2018Sell9,600$31.65$303,840.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/18/2018Sell4,800$31.11$149,328.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/4/2018Sell9,600$30.04$288,384.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/19/2018Sell9,600$30.57$293,472.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/7/2018Sell9,600$31.14$298,944.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/22/2018Sell9,600$27.17$260,832.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/12/2018Sell8,000$27.30$218,400.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/28/2018Sell8,000$25.84$206,720.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/21/2018Sell12,948$25.55$330,821.40View SEC Filing Icon  
6/12/2018Sell8,000$24.59$196,720.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/24/2018Sell8,000$24.61$196,880.00View SEC Filing Icon  
5/9/2018Sell8,000$26.76$214,080.00View SEC Filing Icon  
4/27/2018Sell8,000$25.82$206,560.00View SEC Filing Icon  
4/11/2018Sell8,000$25.73$205,840.00View SEC Filing Icon  
3/28/2018Sell8,000$25.79$206,320.00View SEC Filing Icon  
3/21/2018Sell12,948$26.58$344,157.84View SEC Filing Icon  
3/15/2018Sell8,000$27.16$217,280.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/22/2018Sell8,000$23.23$185,840.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/9/2018Sell8,000$22.46$179,680.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/24/2018Sell8,000$21.85$174,800.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/12/2018Sell8,000$21.86$174,880.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/28/2017Sell8,000$21.47$171,760.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/27/2017Sell4,000$21.66$86,640.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/21/2017Sell113,735$21.22$2,413,456.70View SEC Filing Icon  
12/15/2017Sell8,000$21.38$171,040.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/21/2017Sell10,000$20.55$205,500.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/9/2017Sell6,000$20.09$120,540.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/24/2017Sell8,000$22.12$176,960.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/28/2017Sell8,000$22.03$176,240.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/27/2017Sell4,000$21.99$87,960.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/21/2017Sell12,634$21.25$268,472.50View SEC Filing Icon  
9/13/2017Sell8,000$21.50$172,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/22/2017Sell8,000$23.27$186,160.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/11/2017Sell8,000$24.20$193,600.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/27/2017Sell8,000$26.07$208,560.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/26/2017Sell4,000$26.25$105,000.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/11/2017Sell8,000$25.87$206,960.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/10/2017Sell4,000$25.84$103,360.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/21/2017Sell12,558$25.31$317,842.98View SEC Filing Icon  
5/4/2017Sell8,000$22.62$180,960.00View SEC Filing Icon  
4/20/2017Sell8,000$21.89$175,120.00View SEC Filing Icon  
4/6/2017Sell8,000$22.32$178,560.00View SEC Filing Icon  
3/21/2017Sell8,000$23.69$189,520.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/23/2017Sell8,000$25.67$205,360.00View SEC Filing Icon  
2/7/2017Sell8,000$24.16$193,280.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/27/2017Sell8,000$24.72$197,760.00View SEC Filing Icon  
1/13/2017Sell8,000$24.33$194,640.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/30/2016Sell8,000$24.39$195,120.00View SEC Filing Icon  
12/21/2016Sell114,318$24.67$2,820,225.06View SEC Filing Icon  
12/15/2016Sell8,000$23.94$191,520.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/29/2016Sell8,000$21.68$173,440.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/18/2016Sell8,000$21.94$175,520.00View SEC Filing Icon  
11/3/2016Sell8,000$19.32$154,560.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/20/2016Sell8,000$20.35$162,800.00View SEC Filing Icon  
10/5/2016Sell8,000$21.69$173,520.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/21/2016Sell8,000$21.65$173,200.00View SEC Filing Icon  
9/9/2016Sell8,000$22.10$176,800.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/25/2016Sell8,000$21.87$174,960.00View SEC Filing Icon  
8/11/2016Sell8,000$20.47$163,760.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/28/2016Sell8,000$19.70$157,600.00View SEC Filing Icon  
7/14/2016Sell8,000$19.65$157,200.00View SEC Filing Icon  
6/21/2016Sell13,451$20.40$274,400.40View SEC Filing Icon  
12/21/2015Sell114,860$19.90$2,285,714.00834,816View SEC Filing Icon  
11/2/2015Sell4,537$24.34$110,430.58545,483View SEC Filing Icon  
10/22/2015Sell4,500$23.61$106,245.00545,483View SEC Filing Icon  
9/29/2015Sell4,800$20.32$97,536.00545,483View SEC Filing Icon  
9/28/2015Sell4,800$20.42$98,016.00545,483View SEC Filing Icon  
9/21/2015Sell13,608$22.06$300,192.48545,483View SEC Filing Icon  
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Ciena Company Overview

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Ciena Corp. engages in the provision of network and communication infrastructure. It operates through the following segments: Networking Platforms, Platform Software and Services, Blue Planet Automation Software and Services, and Global Services. The Networking Platforms segment consists of Converged Packet Optical and Packet Networking portfolios. The Platform Software and Services segment provides analytics, data, and planning tools to assist customers in managing Ciena's Networking Platforms products in their networks. The Blue Planet Automation Software and Services segment enables customers to implement large-scale software and IT-led OSS transformations by transforming legacy networks into “service ready“ networks. The Global Services segment offers a broad suite of value-added services. The company was founded by Patrick H. Nettles in November 1992 and is headquartered in Hanover, MD.
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Today's Range

Now: $61.09
Low: $60.41
High: $62.40

50 Day Range

MA: $56.56
Low: $51.32
High: $62.03

2 Week Range

Now: $61.09
Low: $43.63
High: $62.56


1,581,880 shs

Average Volume

1,018,022 shs

Market Capitalization

$9.46 billion

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