Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Rajal M. Patel has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Infinera. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
Raj brings more than 20 years of experience in scaling cloud infrastructure for consumer Internet, SaaS, and other service providers globally. Since March 2014, he has served as the Head of Cloud Engineering at Pinterest. Prior to Pinterest, Raj served as Senior Vice President for Technical Operations at Salesforce.com from July 2013 to December 2013. Raj was Vice President for Cloud Services Engineering at Cisco Systems from April 2010 to July 2013, and held various engineering and management roles at Yahoo! Inc. from 2004 to early 2010
Infinera (Nasdaq INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling Internet Content Providers and cloud network operators to scale bandwidth while accelerating service innovation and simplifying optical network operations. To address the fast growing market for datacenter interconnection, Infinera introduced the Cloud Xpress platform in late 2014, the industry’s first server-like rack and stack wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) platform. 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 Raj to our board. Raj has played key roles in building cloud network infrastructure at several major technology companies and brings a unique perspective on how end users, content providers, and network operators are transforming to stay ahead of this market. His perspectives should be particularly useful as Infinera continues to introduce new solutions for cloud network operators.Kambiz Hooshmand, Chairman of the Board, Infinera
The experience that Raj brings to the Infinera board will give them insight into the cutting edge technologies of the future.Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners