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Linda Hutchinson

NA Channel Leader at Ciena


Linda Hutchinson is NA Channel Leader for Ciena Corporation, a network strategy and technology company. In this role she is responsible for all aspects of Ciena’s channel go-to-market strategy, partner sales, and field enablement for Value Added Resellers, System Integrators, Solution Providers, Tier 2 Distributors, and Managed Service Providers.  With over 15 years of senior leadership in channel centric roles, she is known for “connecting the dots” to anticipate where high tech markets are converging and being a change agent transforming sales organizations into high performing teams.

Prior to joining Ciena, she was a director at F500 technology companies in variety of senior sales leadership, corporate strategy, global alliance, and channel development roles, and enjoyed a stint as an entrepreneur leading an information security and risk management consulting firm, S2R Execution Bridge.

She is an active WIT Girls ( volunteer where she formerly led the Career Explorations team that is focused on raising STEM awareness within middle and high school girls to ignite their interest in pursuing STEM careers.  Ms. Hutchinson received her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Auburn University and her MBA from Emory University.

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