James Norrod is the President and CEO of Tellabs. He previously joined Zhone Technologies (DZSI) as President and CEO July 2014 and sold the company to DASAN Networks September 2016 forming a $240M public company. He was Executive Chairman of GreenBytes which he sold to Oracle June 2014 and was CEO of Infinite Power Solutions 2011 through 2013 which was acquired by Apple.
He was Chairman, President & CEO of Segway Inc. until the company was acquired in 2010. Previously he was Executive Chairman of Cignal Global, a pioneer in integrated voice/data communications technology which was acquired by United Pan-European Communications (NASDAQ: UCOMA). He was Chairman of ITK International, a next generation voice-over-IP company, which was acquired in 1998 by Digi International. Norrod also served as Chairman, President and CEO at Telebit Corporation, a public networking company, from 1993 until it was acquired by Cisco Systems, Inc. in 1997. He is a former executive of IBM Corporation, where he managed the General Motors Account for IBM.
Jim holds a BS in Economics, cum laude from Oakland University, and an MBA from the University of Detroit with a concentration in Marketing.