David Heard Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


David Heard General Information


Mr. David Heard serves as Chief Executive Officer, Board Member & Executive Director at Infinera. He served as Chairman & Advisor at Motion Intelligence. He is responsible for leading the innovation of new solutions and the overall operation excellence of the company, overseeing functions including corporate development, facilities, human resources, information technology, marketing, operations, product lifecycle management, quality, research and development and services. Since joining Infinera in June 2017, he has led product realization, driving product delivery within time, scope, cost and quality parameters. He is also responsible for defining corporate strategy, planning and objectives, systems and processes. Mr. Heard brings a proven track record of technology industry leadership, with more than 25 years of success in the industry. Most recently, He served as President of Network and Service Enablement at JDS Uniphase from 2010 to 2015, where he led transformation and increased shareholder value by over fifty percent, and as COO at BigBand Networks (now Arris) from 2007 to 2010, where he took the company public and improved its overall operational fitness and customer engagement. Earlier roles included President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Somera (now Jabil), where he turned the company profitable, took it public, and increased the value of its intellectual property; President and General Manager, Switching Division, at Tekelec (now Oracle), where he grew revenues, expanded the product portfolio and successfully transitioned in Santera Systems, where he had been President and CEO, following its acquisition. Mr. Heard holds a B.A. in Production and Operations Management from Ohio State University, an MBA from the University of Dayton and an M.S. in Management from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Telecommunications Industry Association.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 6373 San Ignacio Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95119
  • United States
+1 (408) 000-0000

David Heard Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Milestone Sports 01-Dec-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue

David Heard Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Milestone Sports 26-Jun-2018 000000000000000000

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David Heard Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
David Heard Angel Investor 0 San Jose, CA

David Heard FAQs

  • Who is David Heard?

    David Heard is an angel Investor who has made 1 investment.

  • What kind of investor is David Heard?

    David Heard is an angel investor.

  • What does David Heard do?

    As an angel investor, David Heard invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has David Heard invested in?

    David Heard has invested in Milestone Sports within the Electronics (B2C) industry.

  • What has David Heard invested in recently?

    David Heard's latest investment was on 01-Dec-2016 in Milestone Sports, a company within the Electronics (B2C) industry.

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