Coriant, the optical transport vendor recently named Shaygan Kheradpir to lead as its new CEO. He also serves as the Chairman if the Board of Coriant as well. He took over for Pat DiPietro, who took on the position of vice chairman and an operating partner at Martin Equity. Martin Equity built Coriant by combining Nokia’s optical unit, with Tellabs and part of the company Sycamore Networks. He had been working with the senior management of Coriant for the past several months as Operating Manager at Marlin Equity.
Coriant develops network solutions, and is helping with the new cloud-enabled business place. The Coriant portfolio of transport solutions enables networks to reduce their complexity, improve operations and create new ways to develop new sources of revenue. Coriant operates in more than 100 countries, with both mobile and fixed line service providers. They work with content providers, government agencies, utilities, and financial intuitions to find network solutions. Kheradpir is charged with helping to further expand Cordiant’s presence in the marketplace.
Kheradpir is a business and technology leader, who has almost 30 years of executive experience in telecom, technology and financial services. He spent time at GTE and Verizon Communications, as well as Barclay’s Bank. He served for a short period of time as CEO of Juniper. At Verizon he served as Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer. He was a member of the team of Executives leading to their systems modernization. He worked on teams that built new initiatives, including FiOS. While at Verizon, he reduced its information technology budget to 4 percent of revenues from 6 percent. He reduced IT staff by 20 percent and saved the company 30 percent in technology expenses. At Barclay’s Bank he was Chief Operations and Technology Officer. He helped with the creating the company’s TRANSFORM program.
Shaygan Kheradpir, claims he takes all his tasks seriously. He finds a way to solve problems and then surrounds himself with people who have the same drive and conviction he has, to solve problems effectively. His goal at Coriant is to lead them into the future of rapidly changing technology and to be one of the major leaders in that change.
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