Shaygan Kheradpir has recently taken over the position of the new CEO at Coriant.
Keradpir is taking over Coriant from Pat DiPietro who left the company to return to Marlin Equity Partners. This, however, has not been an unprecedented shift in power. According to many sources, Kheradpir has been working closely with senior management in an attempt to prepare him for this eventual shift of power. Read more: http://www.lightwaveonline.com/articles/2015/09/shaygan-kheradpir-new-coriant-chairman-and-ceo.html
Kheradpir is often recognized for his expertise in both business and technology. Over the past three decades, Kheradpir has worked in a variety of positions in the telecom, technology, and financial industry. With his skill set, Coriant sees his addition to the team as a growing opportunity.
Kheradpir has previously held a position of such caliber at Juniper where he held the position of CEO. During this time, he had to operate in high periods of stress in the companies history as he had to deal with issues concerning activist investors. Through no fault of his own, Kheradpir had to deal with many issues presented during his tenure at Juniper as CEO.
His position at Juniper, however, is not the only important position that Kheradpir has held. He also held the position of chief operations and technology officer at Barclays Bank. In addition, he has held numerous positions over several years at GTE and Verizon Communications. Overall, he is well suited for the position that he has recently acquired. His track record in previous companies such as Verizon and Barclays prove that.
His peers at Coriant are excited to welcome him aboard. DiPietro is quoted saying “We are honored…His strategic insight and guidance on focused operational executive have been invaluable…we are confident in his ability to drive Coriant to the next level of growth.”
Kheradpir is no stranger to such jobs. At Verizon, he was the leader of a team dedicated to drive the modernization of product initiatives. For example, the operation of FiOS fell under his jurisdiction during his tenure at Verizon as the Chief Information Officer. At that company, he was in charge of around $20 billion worth in capital investment. Barclays, his next position, had him operating throughout 50 different countries and with 150 thousand employees.
Kheradpir holds a Ph.D from Cornell University in engineering. He has multiple patents in all the areas he has previously worked in.
Overall, Coriant is excited about their future working with Shaygan Kheradpir as CEO.
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