Abingdon, UK Bookham Technology has appointed Conrad Burke as senior vice president of their worldwide sales organization. Burke joins with more than 15 years of telecom experience spanning NEC, AT&T, Lucent Technologies and OMM and was most recently a venture partner at Sevin Rosen Funds, a communications and information technology focused venture capital firms in the United States.
Giorgio Anania, CEO of Bookham Technology, said, “He brings the technical depth, international breadth, customer relationships and leadership experience that Bookham needs to achieve and sustain continued growth,” he added.
Burke began his telecommunications career in 1989 as a research engineer at NEC Corporation's Central Research Laboratories in Kawasaki, Japan. In 1992 he joined AT&T where he served in various management positions in engineering, marketing and product management in both Asia and the US.
In 1994, Burke relocated to Germany as director of marketing in Europe, Middle-East and Africa for AT&T's spin-off, Lucent Technologies. In 1999, he returned to the US and was promoted to run Lucent Technologies' integrated network modules business. In early 2000 Burke joined OMM, an early stage startup company developing optical switching subsystems, as senior vice president for marketing, sales and business development. In 2003, he became a venture partner at Sevin Rosen Funds, a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California and Dallas, Texas.