Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that John Daane has been named to the board of directors of Infinera. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
John brings Infinera a deep understanding of high performance programmable networking components and the networking ecosystems, especially as they pertain to data center and cloud architectures. This background, coupled with a breadth of experience leading high technology companies renowned for their innovation and growth, will be instrumental as Infinera continues its own innovation and growth trajectory expanding into new markets and gaining market share.
John served as the President, CEO, and board member of Altera Corporation, a semiconductor company focused on programmable networking chips, from November 2000 through Altera’s acquisition by Intel Corporation in December 2015. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Altera from May 2003 to December 2015. Prior to joining Altera, John spent 15 years at LSI Logic Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturer, in a variety of positions starting as an engineering intern and ending as EVP of the Communications Products Divisions including the Networking, Wireless, Telecom, Computer and Consumer Divisions, and central engineering. John also served as a board member of the Semiconductor Industry Association from 2003 through 2015.
John holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, data center interconnect and metro applications. Infinera’s unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. Industry research firm Ovum named Infinera the number one provider of datacenter interconnection solutions to Internet Content Providers and Carrier Neutral Providers worldwide, and named Infinera as the fastest growing company in the datacenter interconnection market worldwide.
We welcome John to our board. Under John’s leadership, Altera expanded its market position, growing into a multi-billion dollar company. John’s perspectives and experience will be invaluable to Infinera as we embark on a similar journey of market share and revenue expansion. In addition, John’s deep understanding of the networking ecosystem will prove valuable as the importance of scalable optics and intelligent transport networking in cloud architectures continues to evolve.Kambiz Hooshmand, Chairman of the Board, Infinera
The cloud and data center networking markets are a significant and growing opportunity. I am excited to join Infinera’s board and look forward to working with the team to expand the impact and importance of Intelligent Transport Networks.John Daane, Director, Infinera
John Daane is a terrific addition to the Infinera board. His CEO experience in building and scaling a company as well as knowledge of the communication business will be important as Infinera continues on their growth path.Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners