Contact Us

Leadership Team

< Back to Leadership Team

Chris Rivera – Chief Technology Officer

Chris Rivera

Chris Rivera serves as Syniverse’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the company’s global information, technology, and security operations, including network and data center operations, information security, desktop support, and customer support. His career includes more than 24 years of leadership roles in technology operations, product management, and communication for technology companies and government institutions. Most recently, Mr. Rivera served in a variety of senior roles at Cisco Systems, including Managing Director, Chief Technology Officer, Americas Mobile and Web Providers; Senior Director, Product Line Management, Routing Technology Group; and Director, Product Line Management, Optical Networking. Prior to Cisco, he was a Product Manager at Cerent Corporation, as well as a Marketing Manager at DSC Communications (acquired by Alcatel in 1998), and he served on the Advisory Board of Joyent, a cloud services company (acquired by Samsung in 2016). He began his career as an Operations and Electronic Systems Officer in the U.S. Navy, for which he served for five years and last held the rank of Lieutenant. Mr. Rivera has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and completed coursework at the University of California at San Diego.