Coriant confirms tech giant Shaygan Kheradpir as CEO


Dr. Shaygan Kheradpir was confirmed as the new CEO of Coriant. According to Bceploration. He will double up as the chair of the board. He takes over from CEO and Chairman Pat DiPietro who will return to his former position as vice chairman of the board at Marlin Equity. Coriant is an End-to-End Multi-Layer Transport Network Innovation company offering SDN and edge-to-core transport solution to over 100 countries. It combines Nokia Siemens optical networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore networks formerly.

Shaygan Kheradpir is expected to take over the reins of a company that is aiming to lead a strategic surge in innovation in technology service offering. He is expected to use his extensive experience and knowledge in management, optical network, and packet data solutions to drive Coriant towards growth and sustainability.

Shaygan Kheradpir brings a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to Coriant. He has over 28 years of progressive experience as an executive. He holds a BSC, MSC and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He is formerly the vice chair and CIO of Verizon networks where he started his career at GTE. He introduced innovative solutions in telecommunication services and automation which led to significant cost reduction to the company. He also worked as the Chief Operating Officer of retail banking giant Barclays a position he held until he was promoted to Chief Operations and Technology Officer. He left Barclays to join Juniper Networks as the CEO having presided over successful implementations of Pingit payments among other things. He introduced effective cost cutting measures at Juniper until his departure.

His confirmation came barely a year of service to Marlin Equity Partners as a consultant during their various takeovers. Shaygan is regarded as a top technology executive given his impressive education and career background. He is expected to maintain good rapport with former colleagues and operating partners at Marlin to offer much-needed integration of the founding firms that make up 35 years of inherited heritage in technology innovation.

By confirming Shaygan, Coriant will be looking to offer disruptive innovation both in price and in the product offering. In his acceptance speech, Kheradpir noted that customers have every reason to be enthusiastic as he will preside over a period of encouraging cost-disruptive technology solutions.

Some of the products Coriant will look to capitalize fully include high intelligent networking and cloud solutions. Coriant is optimistic that they have gotten the man for the job.

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