Kevin Oye

Company: Sycamore Networks, Inc.

Title: Consultant

Profession: High Tech Product Creation

Mentor History: Merrimack Analysis Group ,

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Industry experience

  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Consulting
  • Finance/Funding
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Programming
  • Telecommunications Product Development, for both Enterprise and Service Provider customers

Specialization / Skills Inventory

  • Coaching/Advising/Problem Solving
  • Finances / Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing & PR
  • Networking
  • Product Design
  • Product Development
  • Strategy
  • customer value proposition development, business strategy, business modeling and financing


Kevin currently is consulting to Sycamore Networks, Inc., on the final sale of their assets, after serving for 13 years as their Vice President of Systems and Technology, where he was responsible for all technology and product strategy, product management and marketing, and engineering for the company. While at Sycamore, Kevin's team developed, sold, and installed over $600M in optical networking gear, launched a new mobile network optimization product, helped launch and was a founding board member for two tech start ups, and also established a 100 person development center in Shanghai. Prior to joining Sycamore in 1999, Kevin was a Vice President at Lucent Technologies responsible for leading their corporate strategy, merger and acquisition team that launched Lucent into data networking by identifying and successfully executing over $25B in acquisition transactions of both private and public companies. Prior to the formation of Lucent, Kevin held a broad spectrum of management positions with AT&T and Bell Laboratories ranging from optical switching research to new market planning to systems development management for high volume manufacturing. Early in his career with Bell Laboratories, Kevin was one of the original architects and developers of AT&T’s flagship enterprise digital voice communications system(Definity), which grew to over $1B in annual revenues. Kevin holds a BSEE from Tufts University and an MSEE from Stanford University with specialization in information theory and adaptive control theory in medical applications.