Chris Coldren

Chris Coldren, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer

Chris Coldren is Lumentum’s Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer. Coldren also served as interim Chief Financial Officer in addition to leading Lumentum’s Strategy and Corporate Development where he directed strategic merger, acquisition, divestiture, and partnership processes, helping the company enter new markets and optimizing existing business lines. Coldren joined JDSU in December 2005, and his previous responsibilities included Strategic Marketing, Business Development, and Technology Development for its optical communications transmission product business lines. Prior to JDSU, Coldren was Director of Technology and Business Development at Agility Communications, Inc., a leading tunable laser company. Coldren began his career at SDL, Inc. as a research scientist and developed advanced photonic technologies.

Coldren holds a PhD and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a BA in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.