Mr. Bill Fathers joined Ciena as a Director in August 2017. Since May 2016, Mr. Fathers has served as the Senior Operating Partner responsible for investments in Communications Infrastructure at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm specializing in North American middle-market infrastructure. He also currently serves as Advisor to Berkshire Partners, a leading private investment firm. From 2013 through 2016, Mr. Fathers was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Services at VMWare, Inc. From 2011 to 2013, he served as President of Savvis Inc., a public data center and cloud infrastructure provider. Mr. Fathers also worked for Thomson Reuters, where he helped build businesses in a number of international markets throughout Europe, Asia and North America. Mr. Fathers received an M.A. in Engineering from Cambridge University, and served as an officer in the British Armed Forces. Mr. Fathers also serves on the board of directors of Cologix Inc.