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Michael Xin VP of Sales and Marketing at CIG


Michael Xin is a VP of Sales and Marketing at CIG USA. CIG has been serving ICT broadband industries across the world for 13 years, focusing on JDM/ODM for FTTx, Wireless, Home, Enterprise Networks, Data Center Interconnects and Optical Communications.

Prior to CIG, Michael was a Director of Corporate Business Development at Oclaro, Inc. responsible for corporate strategy and M&A. He came to Oclaro through the Opnext acquisition in 2012.

Michael joined Opnext as a Director of Business Development responsible for M&A. Michael came from OpVista where he was a Director of Training and Customer Solution Lab responsible for tire 3 customer supports, network failure analysis and troubleshooting as well as designing, prototyping and testing 40G transmission system. Michael also worked at Lightwaves2020 where he was responsible for Sales and Marketing. Prior to Lightwaves2020 he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Battery Ventures and worked with the investment team in Battery’s west coast office to explore opportunities in communications, infrastructure and their enabling component technologies.

Prior to joining Battery, Michael was with Oplink Communications, where he was responsible for the company’s last round funding of $50M from Cisco and the company’s successful IPO in October 2000. During his tenure at Oplink, Michael held various leadership roles from marketing communications and public relations, sales and marketing, project and product line management, to corporate strategies and business development, merger and acquisition. Before Oplink, Michael worked at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bellcore) where he played a key role in the DARPA funded MONET Project and won the Bellcore CEO award. Michael was responsible for taking the project to Washington DC and built the world’s first all optical DWDM network for the Department of Defense. After obtaining his PhD, Michael was employed as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University.

Michael holds a PhD and a M. Phil in applied physics from Center for Telecommunications Research at Columbia University, MS in space physics from University of Alaska, Fairbanks and BS in applied physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

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