Ciena CEO Gary Smith's 2018 pay rises 20% to $9.1M

Ciena reports 2018 executive compensation

Published: February 12, 2019

Ciena reported fiscal year 2018 executive compensation information on February 12, 2019.

In 2018, five Ciena executives received on average a compensation package of $3.7M, a 32% increase compared to previous year.

Average pay of disclosed executives at Ciena

Gary B. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, received $9.1M in total, which increased by 20% compared to 2017. 74.46% of Smith's compensation, or $6.8M, was in stock awards. Smith also received $1.4M in non-equity incentive plan, $917.3K in salary, as well as $8.3K in other compensation.

For fiscal year 2018, the median employee pay was $102,540 at Ciena. Therefore, the ratio of Gary B. Smith's pay to the median employee pay was 89 to one.

James E. Moylan, Jr, Chief Financial Officer, received a compensation package of $2.7M, which increased by 8% compared to previous year. 58.61% of the compensation package, or $1.6M, was in stock awards.

Rick L. Hamilton, SVP, Blue Planet Software, earned $2.4M in 2018, a 3% decrease compared to previous year.

David M. Rothenstein, General Counsel, received $2.1M in 2018, which increases by 15% compared to 2017.

Scott A. McFeely, SVP, Global Products and Services, earned $2.1M in 2018, a 73% increase compared to previous year.

Ciena's fiscal year ends on October 31.