Coriant Appoints Shaygan Kheradpir As Chief Executive: A Fruitful Alliance Awaits
Shaygan Kheradpir recently joined Coriant succeeding Pat DiPietro as chairman and chief executive. Mr. DiPietro who’s been newly appointed as vice chairman will also resume his position as Marlin’s operating partner according to the FierceTelecom story right here! Marlin Equity Partners has cultivated a reputation as a mainstream investment manager. It’s a global financier providing exceptional liquidation and business expansion services to leading parent companies, investors, shareholders and controlling stakeholders.
Notably, Coriant markets an infinite selection of top-tier technology innovations and optical/data networking products. With Kheradpir on board, Coriant stands to enjoy immense production gains, especially with service creation, network architecture improvements and strengthening efficiency. Mainly, Coriant intends to accelerate programmability, service agility and reliability of all networking infrastructure. Kheradpir brings unmatched industry expertise and experience that’ll greatly transform Coriant. What’s more, he’d committed time at Marlin under the watchful eye of Coriant’s senior management. Today, Coriant operates in 100+ countries worldwide and it’s a growing business. Kheradpir promises to drive organic growth through strategic planning and expansion.
As Coriant strengthen this alliance for transitional change within the company’s core structure and product offerings; Kheradpir will become a pivotal force in bringing the vision to fruition. Coriant hyper-scale database, mobile backhaul units, cloud-based build outs and long-haul transfer deployments will all benefit from this upgrade. In fact, Coriant couldn’t have appointed a more worthy candidate than Kheradpir. He spent most of his childhood in Iran although he’s originally from London. He didn’t relocate to the U.S. until his senior year studying electrical engineering at the prestigious Cornell University.
Amazingly, Kheradpir was a distinguished scholar who earned a doctoral degree upon completing his studies at Cornell. The Cornell graduate is a doctor of engineering. Additionally, he served Cornell’s engineering council and the U.S. NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) advisory board. With over twenty-eight years serving the technology and business sector, Kheradpir has held numerous positions across industries ranging from finance to telecom. While at the telecom giant GTE Corporation, Kheradpir quickly climbed the chain of command. He soon became the CIO (Chief Information Officer) and EVP (Executive Vice President) of Verizon.
Kheradpir played an instrumental role in driving product development, data systems modernization, innovation, and efficiency. In fact, he spearheaded the company’s largest telecom program FiOS, a $20 billion investment. At Barclays, Kheradpir operated in the capacity of CTO (Chief Technology Officer) and COO (Chief Operations Officer). He also held a seat among the bank’s appointed Executive Committee members. Among projects he’s successfully undertaken includes the TRANSFORM initiative. This restoration program preserved the bank’s heritage and secured its transition into the twenty-first century. Later, Kheradpir joined Juniper Networks where he served as CEO. He was responsible for the company’s Integrated Operation, executing High IQ Networking and Cloud Building solutions through strategic growth planning. In addition, Kheradpir briefly worked at Marlin as an OP (Operating Partner) focusing on strategic technology and telecom investments.