The leading supplier of inventive networking solutions, Coriant has a new CEO and Board Chairman. Shaygan Kheradpir replaced Pat DiPietro, who will operate as coriant’s vice chairperson and an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners. Kheradpir came into limelight after a successful tenure at Juniper Networks Inc. During his short-term leadership at Juniper Networks, Kheradpir designed and executed a cost-cutting and restructuring program known as Integrated Operating Plan (IOP). The plan managed to reduce the number of employees and structural cost but maintained operational excellence.
Shaygan is a talented entrepreneur and terrific technological investor with an extensive experience of more than 28 years in the corporate world. He has held supervisory and managerial roles in industries such as technology, financial service, and telecom. In 1987, Shaygan landed a job at GTE Laboratories as a network manager handling network management, control, and routing. Eventually, he served as a Chief Information Officer and developed several innovative products.
After the formation of Verizon Communications, Shaygan became the president of its e-business division. He is the Verizon’s first Chief Technological Officer. He is remembered for diversifying the telecommunication services offered by Verizon. Additional, he reduced the operational expenses by automating operations.
Shaygan joined Barclays in January 2011 to lead the Global Retail & Business Bank division. During his tenure, he developed and launched Pingit, which was a mobile payments app. Due to his innovative skills and ability to strike deals with top investors across different sectors, Barclay appointed him as the Head of Operation and Chief Technology Officer.
Shaygan was born in London but raised in Iran. He relocated to the U. S. for his higher education. He joined Cornell University and managed to graduate with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering.
DiPietro became the CEO and President of Coriant back in 2014. His duties included merging several network suppliers acquired by Marlin Equity Partners to form Coriant. The appointment of Shaygan as the CEO is a confirmation that the development and integration phase was complete. http://www.lightwaveonline.com/articles/2015/09/shaygan-kheradpir-new-coriant-chairman-and-ceo.html