Joe Cumello is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Blue Planet, a division of Ciena. In this role, Joe is responsible for all aspects of driving the next phase of growth for the company’s Blue Planet division.
Joe possesses a strong software pedigree and has over 30 years of industry experience, having worked with both start-ups and large brands in the telecom sector. Joe initially joined Ciena in 2004 through its acquisition of Internet Photonics. He then held executive roles at Sidera Networks and SafeNet and later moved to Cyan, where he served as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the management team, which introduced Blue Planet to the industry. Joe rejoined Ciena in 2015 through Ciena’s acquisition of Cyan and served as Ciena’s Senior Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications and Vice President, Global Marketing & Partners.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park.