Optical communications firm Oclaro has appointed Ian Small to its board of directors, effective September 1, 2017.
Ian Small, 53, has 25 years of professional experience in communications services, digital services, technology innovation and strategy. Most recently, he served as the chief data officer of Telefónica S.A. and a member of its global executive committee. He also serves as chairman of TokBox, a platform-as-a-service provider of embedded video communications which was acquired by Telefónica.
Prior to TokBox, he held a variety of executive technology and strategy positions at MarkLogic, marchFIRST and USWeb/CKS. He began his career at Apple. A holder of nine US patents, Small has an M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.
“We are very pleased to have Ian join our board,” said Marissa Peterson, chair of the board. “Ian’s extensive global experience as an executive and technology strategist with leading communications services companies is expected to further strengthen our board as Oclaro looks to the future.”
“I am excited to join Oclaro’s Board and look forward to drawing on my background and experience to partner with the management team and build on Oclaro’s strong foundation to create value for its stockholders, customers, partners and employees around the globe,” said Ian Small, Oclaro’s newly appointed director.
On July 27, 2017, Oclaro’s board increased the size of the board from seven to eight. Small will serve as a Class II director and his current term will expire at Oclaro’s 2018 Annual Stockholders Meeting.