The Tellabs leadership team includes (left to right): Rizwan Khan, Daniel P. Kelly, Dr. Vikram Saksena, Michael J. Birck, Robert W. Pullen, Timothy J. Wiggins, Jean K. Holley, John M. Brots, James M. Sheehan and Roger J. Heinz.
Michael J. Birck, 72, chairman and co-founder of Tellabs. Chairman since 2000;
chief executive officer 2002-2004; chief executive officer and president 1975-2000. Director,
Molex Incorporated. M.S.E.E., New York University; B.S.E.E., Purdue University. Tellabs director
Robert W. Pullen, 47, president and chief executive officer since 2008. Vice
president and general manager of global services 2005-2008; senior vice president of North American
sales 2002-2005; various management, engineering and sales positions 1985-2002. Chairman emeritus,
executive board of Telecommunications Industry Association. M.B.A., Northwestern University; B.S.E.E.,
University of Illinois. Tellabs director since 2008.
John M. Brots, 49, executive vice president, global operations since 2005. Vice
president of supply chain management 2004; vice president of North American operations 2000-2003;
various operations and management positions 1988-2003. M.B.A., St. Edwards University; B.S.,
Roger J. Heinz, 47, executive vice president, global sales and services since 2008.
President, IP-NGN core business unit at Alcatel-Lucent 2006-2008; vice president, converged IP core
solutions; vice president, Sprint sales and various management positions at Lucent Technologies
1999-2006; senior positions at Astral Point Communications, Lucent Technology and AT&T Bell
Laboratories 1986-1999. M.S.E.E., Cornell University; B.S.E.E., University of Illinois.
Jean K. Holley, 50, executive vice president and chief information officer since
2005. Senior vice president and chief information officer 2004; chief information officer at USG
Corp. 1998-2003; various positions at Waste Management 1989-1998; director, VASCO Data Security
International, Inc. M.S., Illinois Institute of Technology; B.S., Missouri University of Science
Daniel P. Kelly, 48, executive vice president, global products since 2007.
Executive vice president, transport products 2004-2007; various engineering and management positions
1985-2004. M.B.A., University of Chicago; M.S.E.E. and B.S.E.E., University of Notre Dame.
Rizwan Khan, 43, executive vice president, global marketing since 2008. Senior
vice president of global marketing 2005-2008; various director roles including Tellabs' APAC
region 2001-2005; engineering and management positions at Motorola, Newbridge and Siemens 1988-2001.
B.S.E.E., University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan.
Dr. Vikram Saksena, 53, executive vice president and chief technology officer
since 2008. CTO at Sonus Networks 2003-2008; various positions as CTO and chief architect at
start-ups MaxComm Technologies, Narad Networks and Cisco 1998-2003; responsible for data network
infrastructure at AT&T 1982-1998. Senior member of the IEEE. Ph.D. and M.S. in E.E., University
of Illinois; B.S.E.E., Indian Institute of Technology.
James M. Sheehan, 47, executive vice president, chief administrative officer
since 2005 and general counsel and secretary since 2002. Vice president and deputy general
counsel 2000-2002; director and assistant general counsel 1995-2000. J.D., University of Illinois
College of Law; B.S., University of Illinois.
Timothy J. Wiggins, 53, executive vice president and chief financial officer
since 2003. Executive vice president and chief financial officer at Chicago Bridge & Iron Company,
N.V. 1996-2001; various senior financial and operating management positions at Fruehauf Trailer
Corporation and Autodie Corporation 1988-1996. Certified Public Accountant; B.S., Michigan