Coriant have just appointed Shaygan Kheradpir as their new CEO. Kheradpir is the former CEO of Juniper Networks where he made headlines on several occasions. Just before a year ends after his stint there, Kheradpir has managed to be in charge of Coriant. He will be taking over the reins from Pat DiPietro who will assume the mantle of Vice Chairman and also return to his earlier role at Marlin Equity Partners as an Operating Partner. This private equity company built Coriant by bringing together optical units of Tellabs, Nokia and Sycamore Networks in part.
Kheradpir will not be joining Coriant out of the blue as he has been involved with the company’s senior management team since the turn of the year. He has held the position of Operating Executive to the Marlin Equity Partners. Coriant holds Mr. Kheradpir with high regard given his over 28 years experience in the telecom, financial services and technology industries. He is a proven technology and business leader in the industry. DiPietro has been quoted saying that Coriant is honored to have Shaygan as their CEO given his caliber that he has demonstrated in offering guidance and strategic insight for the few months he has been involved in the company. (Read More)
About Shaygan Kheradpir
Shaygan Kheradpir is the current CEO and also the Board Chairman of Coriant which is a company that supplies innovative solutions in networking to network operators based in over a hundred countries. He has a 28 year old executive experience that spans across various industries like technology, telecom and financial services. His career started off at GTE Corporation then he became the EVP and Chief Information Officer of Verizon. He lead a team that oversaw systems modernization, innovation, efficiency and also pioneered some product initiatives like FiOS. After his stint there he joined Barclays in the role of the Chief Operations and Technology Officer and was a member of the Executive Committee of the bank.
At Barclays, Mr. Kheradpir was involved in the creation work of the TRANSFORM program of the company assuming a leadership position. His next move was to Juniper Networks as the CEO and oversaw the development of an Integrated Operating Plan and focused on the strategic growth of High IQ Networking and Cloud Builder markets. Shaygan is a Ph.D., Master’s and Bachelor’s degree holder from the Cornell University. He was on the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology advisory board and Cornell University Engineering Council.
Learn more about Shaygan Kheradpir at http://www.shaygankheradpir.com/