Shaygan Kheradpir was announced to be a new Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman of Coriant. Mr. Kheradpir joined the company after forming close working relationships with the senior management when he was a partner at Marlin Equity Partners. Prior to his appointment, he was involved in strategic planning and operations of Coriant.
This company specializes in providing solutions for various network operators in more than 100 countries around the globe. Among the clients are mobile and fixed-line providers, content providers, cloud and data center operators, financial institutions, utility companies, and other large companies as well as government agencies.
Coriant utilizes technologies such as Universal Switching and Transport, Advanced Optical Transmission, and Software Defined Networking. Its products have applications for Data Center Interconnect (DCI), LH/ULH Transport, Mobile Backhaul, and Network Migration and Modernization among others.
His first job started in 1987 in the network routing and management department at GTE. In the past, he also was an executive at GTE, Barclay’s, Verizon, and Juniper Networks.
One of his largest achievements was developing Pingit mobile payments software while at Barclay’s, a British financial institution. At Verizon, he was responsible for managing a team of 7,000, which developed, tested, modified new technologies.
At Juniper Networks, he served as a company’s CEO, so the current appointment isn’t the first time he’s running a large company. At this company, he pursued cost cutting, and initiated a plan targeting the growing markets of High-IQ Networking and Cloud Builder.
Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir was born and raised in London, United Kingdom. Afterwards, he earned his academic degrees in the United States. He holds a doctoral degree from Cornell University in electrical engineering.
The new Coriant’s CEO is recognized as an industry expert who holds several patents and is involved at various forums as an expert speaker. He’s also served on advisory board at Cornell University’s Engineering Council. In addition, he advised the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.