Rick Hamilton is Senior Vice President of Global Software and Services for Ciena. Mr. Hamilton is responsible for Ciena’s Blue Planet software platform and global services organization, including consulting and support services for designing, deploying, managing and maintaining communications networks.
Prior to joining Ciena in October 2016, Mr. Hamilton was Corporate Vice President, Professional Services for Juniper Networks and previously served as Vice President, Cloud & Managed Services at Cisco Systems, where he spent more than ten years in various services leadership positions. Mr. Hamilton has also held leadership positions with The DFS Group (a division of LVMH Group), Cost Plus World Market and Discovery Channel’s consumer division.
Mr. Hamilton holds a B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in Software Engineering from Golden Gate University. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Aeronautics.