Marcus Starke

Marcus Starke

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Marcus Starke

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Marcus Starke is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Ciena, where he oversees all global marketing and communications activities of the company.

Mr. Starke joined Ciena in 2015, with more than 25 years of global marketing and communications experience across a diverse set of industries including technology, consumer products and professional services. He most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at MicroStrategy, a leading global provider of enterprise-ready platforms for business analytics and mobile analytics. Prior to that, Mr. Starke was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Communications at SAP, the global market leader in enterprise application software. Earlier in his career, he was President and CEO (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for Wunderman, as well as Chairman and CEO of the German arm of Publicis Worldwide.

Mr. Starke holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim, Germany. He also completed the Chief Marketing Officer Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and the Marketing University at Harvard Business School.