Shaygan Kheradpir is the president and CEO of Coriant. He took over from Pat DiPietro, who went back to Marlin Equity Partners as the operating officer. Mr. Shaygan holds a degree, masters, and Ph.D. in engineering from Cornell University. Kheradpir is a renowned technology and business icon. He has been in the financial, technology, and telecom services industry for more than 28 years. DiPietro announced that Coriant was fortunate and honored to have an executive of Mr. Shaygan’s caliber leading the organization. DiPietro added that Shaygan had an invaluable strategic insight and guidance on focused operational execution. The former head of Coriant announced that he has confidence in Shaygan’s ability to take the company to the next level.
Shaygan began his professional career at GTE Corporations. He was subsequently appointed as Verizon’s EVP and chief information officer. Shaygan later became a member of the executive management team driving the systems modernization, innovation, efficiency, and pioneering product initiatives such as FiOS, one of the biggest infrastructure programs in the United States with a capital investment of over $20 billion. He subsequently moved to Barclays Bank as the technology and chief operations officer. At Barclays, Shaygan spearheaded the creation of the company’s transform program, a historical transformation of the company for the 21st century that runs across 50 countries and has over 150,000 employees. He then moved to Juniper Networks where he created an integrated operating plan for the organization and focused implementation on the tactical growth markets of Cloud Builder and High IQ Networking. Preceding his new role, he was an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners where he focused on strategic technology and telecom investment.
Coriant is a recognized supplier of innovative networking solutions prominent network suppliers in more that 100 countries, including the nine of the top ten Tier 1 Communications Network Providers (CPSs). Marlin Equity Partners formed Coriant through merging the optic unit of Nokia, part of Sycamore Networks, and Tellabs. Shaygan is a potential leader, and his expertise will play a major role in the company as the demand for data-intensive end-user applications drives expanded market opportunities such as hyper-scale data center, cloud infrastructure built-outs, and mobile backhaul upgrades underlying to the development of 4G and 5G.
Kheradpir stated that he was attracted to Coriant by the broad portfolio of packet optical and data networking solutions, global reach, world-class technology innovation, and expanding client base of top tier network operators. Coriant has made pioneering achievements and is looking forward to attaining more with Mr. Kheradpir on board.
To find out more about Shaygan Kheradpir, visit www.shaygankheradpir.com.