Tech Summit

Chris Coldren

SVP, 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.



Lumentum is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide. Lumentum’s optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of telecom, enterprise, and data center network. Lumentum’s commercial lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D sensing capabilities. Lumentum is headquartered in San Jose, California with R&D, manufacturing, and sales offices worldwide.