It’s official and the company could not be happier. Shaygan Kheradpir is the new CEO to Coriant. The announcement came this week to a group of anxious people who watched Pat DiePietro move over to a sister company from his coveted role as CEO. As the leaders in optical transport, they had a responsibility to fill one of their biggest positions quickly. They felt Kheradpir was the perfect choice due to his long history in communications. With companies like GTE, Verizon and Bell-Atlantic under his belt, he was the sensible choice.
Kheradpir brings with him almost 30 years of experience in an industry that he loves and has dedicated his life too. It has been his passion since he graduated from collect at Cornell University. He was always destined to be successful as his father was a doctor in a prominent area of England. His journey to this country occurred when he wanted to attend a big name college and become something great. He found his niche while here, and he never left. Of Iranian descent, this man knew that he had tapped into something that would define his life. His first job was at GTE. GTE was the major telephone company during the 1990’s.
His leadership skills were of particular interest to Coriant. It’s not many people who can manage more than 7,000 people at one time, but that is exactly what he did when he worked for Verizon. GTE sold out to Bell-Atlantic, later on, Bell-Atlantic and Verizon merger. It didn’t matter what challenges they threw at him, he remained dedicated until he quit his position in 2011. Twenty-three years of triumphs and milestones with a company he loved. However, when a lucrative position at Barclays was present to give him the authority to sit on the executive team; he jumped at the chance.
Kheradpir doesn’t have a wife or children to keep him tied down, some say he is married to his career. He has dedicated his whole life to the business world and is ready to take on a new challenge like Coriant. His dedication to business has earned him a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, and a Doctorate. Though he needs the educational background to fulfill such a position, he also needs the hand-on-experience too. Coriant thought he had the perfect blend of both worlds to bring their needs and his skills together. It was the perfect match.
Given time, Kheradpir will do amazing things as the president of Coriant. Since he has a reputation of saving money, they should love the changes he implements that will affect their bottom line. He was able to take overhead costs from 30 percent down to 20 percent for Verizon. With the economic woes that most companies face these days, any savings and wisdom he can implement into this company will be beneficial. However, Coriant is a leader in their industry and financial problems are not an issue. Consequently, if he can offer any savings, he will secure his position at this global giant.
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