The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at CIENA CORP as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. CIENA CORP income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. CIENA CORP annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don't fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.

Name And Title Total Cash Equity Other Total Compensation
Gary B. Smith
President and CEO
Total Cash $2,113,462 Equity $9,077,393 Other $11,400 Total Compensation $11,202,255
James E. Moylan Jr.
Total Cash $1,037,638 Equity $2,029,894 Other $18,921 Total Compensation $3,086,453
David M. Rothenstein
SVP, General Counsel and Secretary
Total Cash $878,877 Equity $1,691,548 Other $11,303 Total Compensation $2,581,728
Scott A. McFeely
SVP, Global Products and Services
Total Cash $891,154 Equity $2,029,894 Other $21,400 Total Compensation $2,942,448
Jason M. Phipps
SVP, Global Customer Engagement
Total Cash $936,154 Equity $2,029,894 Other $18,181 Total Compensation $2,984,229
For its 2020 fiscal year, CIENA CORP, listed the following CEO pay ratio data on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
CEO Name CEO Pay Median Employee Pay CEO Pay Ratio
Gary B. Smith CEO Pay $11,202,255 Median Employee Pay $98,261 CEO Pay Ratio 114:1
For its 2019 fiscal year, CIENA CORP, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Bruce L. Claflin Total Cash $280,878
Devinder Kumar Total Cash $134,884
Joanne B. Olsen Total Cash $271,878
Lawton W. Fitt Total Cash $290,878
Michael J. Rowny Total Cash $18,750
Patrick H. Nettles, Ph.D. Total Cash $373,785
Patrick T. Gallagher Total Cash $310,878
T. Michael Nevens Total Cash $270,878

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