Patrick H. Nettles founded Ciena Corp.
He is Executive Chairman at this company.
He is also on the board of Progressive Corp. and California Institute of Technology.
In his past career he held the position of Independent Non-Executive Chairman for Axcelis Technologies, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer for Protocol Engines, Inc., Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President of Blyth Holdings, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer at Optilink Corp.
He received a doctorate from California Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology.