Telecoms giant, Coriant recently announced that it has appointed Shaygan Kheradpir as its Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was not surprising due to the close working relationship that the tech guru had forged with the firm’s senior managers. He interacted with them closely during his stint as Marlin Equity Partners’ Operating Partner. During that time, he was also involved in the telecommunication firm’s strategic planning setups.
Coriant is involved in the business of supplying a number of forward-looking solutions to a host of network operators spread out in over 100 companies across the globe. The appointment is a major coup for Coriant since he brings in a wealth of experience. He is a proven and hands-on corporate executive, who was deemed to be the best candidate to fill the void left by Pat DiPietro, who has been appointed the firm’s Vice President. Kheradpir’s selection is strategic because he will steer the company through a competitive phase in the industry.
With the burgeoning demand for applications that are data intensive, Coriant is in the process of pioneering new technologies. It is therefore believed that a proven industry head like Mr. Kheradpir is best suited to lead them in that direction. During the reign of Mr. DiPietro, Coriant was at the forefront spearheading massive integration initiatives, which saw it gain market leadership in the sector in spite of its relatively newbie status. The firm’s impressive array of data networking solutions were attractive to Shaygan and it is what led him to take up the appointment. He has a strong belief that Coriant can assist its clients to access cost-efficient solutions, which can help them attain automation, flexibility and programmability.
Shaygan Kheradpir’s Extraordinary Résumé
For over 28 years, Kheradpir has worked in the technology finance and telecom industries in senior positions. He is a notable business and technology corporate executive who holds bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering from Cornell University. His experience has seen him work at large conglomerates including Barclays, GTE, Juniper Networks, Jupiter Networks and Verizon.
Shaygan has gained a name for being a transformative leader who has helped streamline operations in most of the firms that he has worked for. At Verizon for instance, he was instrumental in the diversification of the company’s services to incorporate innovative telecoms and automation services. At Barclays, he is credited with leading a team, which was involved in the development of Pingit mobile payment software. This software was highly applauded for increasing the ease of doing business.