Chief Technology Officer
Chris Rivera serves as Syniverse’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for the company’s global research and development, digital/cloud transformation, network and data center design and operations, cyber security, and information technology (IT). His career includes more than 24 years of leadership roles in technology operations, product management, and product marketing 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 (acquired by Cisco in 1999), 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.