Bruce McClelland

Bruce McClelland

CEO and President

Bruce McClelland

Bruce McClelland is CEO and President of Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global communications and network solutions provider to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors. Bruce is a technical business leader with a proven history of developing and growing sustainable, profitable businesses through technology and business cycles. Before joining Ribbon, Bruce was CEO at ARRIS and led its sale to CommScope, where he served as COO. During his tenure at ARRIS, Bruce held multiple leadership positions and had a key role in the successful acquisition and integration of multiple companies including Ruckus, Pace and the Motorola Home Business. Bruce began his career at Bell Northern Research and held several leadership roles at Nortel. He has served on the boards of ARRIS and Benu Networks, and actively supports the Georgia Cystic Fibrosis chapter. Bruce holds a BS in Electrical Engineering (Great Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

Key Articles & Media

Broadband Communities editor-in-chief Sean Buckley talked about optical networking trends with  Ribbon Communications executives including CEO Bruce McClelland.

As enterprise migrate their services, technology like SBCs can serve as the glue that bridges legacy on-prem and newer systems

Ribbon Communications is a company that wants to go places. With a portfolio of optical and IP networking systems and automation and orchestration software for enterprises and service providers. and customers including Tier 1 operators across Europe and the US, the company is aiming to become a major player in the optical communications and IP routing spaces. Optical Connections editor Peter Dykes discussed the company's aspirations and strategy with Ribbon's President and CEO, Bruce McClelland.

In this ongoing series with C-level executives, IDG Connect speaks to Bruce McClelland about life as a CEO.