Shaygan Kheradpir is in charge of Coriant less than a year since he exited Juniper Networks. The technology guru took over from Pat DiPietro, who will become Coriant’s Vice Chairman. DiPietro will also return to his previous role as Marlin Equity Partners’ Operating Partner. Marline Equity Partner created Coriant by merging several optical network providers including Tellabs, Sycamore Networks, and Nokia.
Shaygan is ready
Shaygan is not taking over leadership at Coriant blindly. He has worked in close cooperation with the senior management team during his brief tenure at the Marlin Equity Partners. He has professional expertise of steering Coriant into a recognized global brand.
Speaking on behalf of Coriant, DiPietro said that Coriant was lucky to have a talented and veteran executive as its manager. He stated that Shaygan’s strategic insight focused on operational execution would be instrumental in the growth of Coriant.
As the CEO of the firm, which has nearly 500 clients and annual revenues of over $1 billion, Shaygan will oversee the growth strategy of Coriant. Additionally, he is required to come up with innovative marketing strategies to differentiate the firm from other competitors such as Huawei, Alcatel-lucent, Infinera, Cisco, Ciena, and others. He has held senior managerial positions in established companies and implemented innovative products. Therefore, his recent appointment is creating a buzz in the telecommunication industry. Originally posted on LightReading: http://www.lightreading.com/optical/packet-optical/kheradpirs-coriant-comeback/a/d-id/718548
Shaygan Kheradpir is a creative genius, technology investor, and leading innovator. He is the Board Chairman and CEO of Coriant, a leading supplier of groundbreaking networking solutions to leading network operators in more than 100 countries. He has unparalleled experience of more than 28 years in the sectors of technology, financial service, and telecommunication industries. Shaygan began his career at GTE Corporation and eventually, he became the CIO and Executive Vice President of Verizon.
Under his leadership, Verizon’s operation was modernized and automated. He pioneered several product initiatives such as FiOS, one of the greatest infrastructure programs in America. He became the Chief Operation and Technology Officer of Barclays, and subsequently a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Shaygan pioneered the development of the historical TRANSFORM program that was implemented across 50 countries. He is the world’s first technology executive to have sat on Barclay’s executive team. Shaygan next joined Juniper Networks as the CEO and designed an Integrate Operating Plan for the firm. As a Marlin Equity Partners’ Operating Partner, his focus was majorly on technology and telecommunication investments.
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