Ian Jenks has more than 20 years of board-level experience in the communications technology field, both as an investor and as CEO of operating companies in the U.S. and Europe. Most recently, Ian was a general partner with VC firm Crescendo ventures. Previously, Ian was Chairman of Oplink Communications Inc., which he took Public in 2000.
Prior to Oplink, Ian was President of the Laser and Fiber Optic groups of Uniphase Inc. (now JDS Uniphase), where his responsibilities included the management of business operations in the United States, England, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Ian has also served as the CEO of Novalux Inc., and as Executive Chairman of IE Optomech Ltd. Ian has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Bristol University.
Ian has also served on the Boards of a wide range of communications technology companies including Altitun, CoreOptics, Crystal Photonics, Digilens, Novalux, Oplink, Symmorphix, and Zolo Technologies.