Shaygan Kheradpir is the new CEO of Coriant, which provides network solutions and operations in over one hundred countries. Kheradpir used to be the CEO of another company, but has recently replaced the CEO of Coriant, Pat DiPietro. DiPietro is once again working with the company who built Coriant as Vice-President. Though at a previous company, Kheradpir has been working closely with the upper management team of Coriant to prepare himself before taking the leadership role. Leaders of Coriant have expressed their pleasure with bringing Kheradpir into the fold. In multiple interviews, they have expressed Kheradpir as having strategic insight and invaluable guidance on operations executions due to his 28 years of management experience in multiple industries. In released statements, Coriant management has also said that Kheradpir is the perfect match for being the CEO of Coriant and that they cannot wait to work with him. https://www.coriant.com/company/bios/Shaygan_Kheradpir.pdf
It makes sense that Coriant upper management would be excited to work with Kheradpir, as he has worked hard to be where he is today. He holds a Ph.D., master’s, and bachelor’s from Cornell University. While at the University, he was in the advisory board of the U.S. Institute of Standards, and he was on the Cornell University Engineering Council (http://www.ece.cornell.edu/people/advisory.cfm?s_id=112&page=2). He holds patents in telecom, media, and payments. After graduating, he began his career at GTE. He rebuilt GTE based on modern computer science concepts, ehich improved both operations and cost efficiency for GTE.
From there he moved to Verizon as its EVP and Chief of Information Officer. Kheradpir was responsible for initiatives in all of Verizons business units, which arguably made him the head of one of the largest infrastructure programs in history. As he worked with the business for over a decade, he took Verizon, like most of the other companies he worked with, into the 21st century. He worked at Barclays Bank as a leader in its TRANSFORM program, which is described as transforming the bank for the 21st Century. From Barclays, Kheradpir became the CEO of Juniper Industries. Then, in his most recent job before becoming CEO of Coriant, he worked as Operating Partner at Martin Equity Partners where his focus was on strategic telecom and technology investments. His history more than boasts of his successful business leadership, and shows that Coriant is right to trust him with the company.
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