Coriant, a successful optical vendor, recently named Shaygan Kheradpir as its new Chief Executive Officer. On Coriant’s part, this demonstrates a bold move made as the previous CEO of Juniper takes over the reins at Coriant in place of the ex-CEO Pat DiPietro. Mr. Kheradpir and DiPietro exchanged places as the former chief executive officer of Coriant took over Mr. Kheradpir’s role as operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners. As mentioned in an article from Light Reading, this will be a walk in the park for Mr. Kheradpir since, according to the vendor, he has been working closely with the management team of the vendor in his former role as operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners.
Following his appointment by the successful optical vendor, the company mentions that Mr. Kheradpir will be a valuable add given his remarkable achievements. The new CEO of Coriant also brings in 28 years worth of experience to the company in the telecom, technology, and financial service fields. In his previous appointments, Mr. Kheradpir reveals outstanding leadership qualities in both business and technology.
Mr. Kheradpir has a rich educational background as he holds a bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. in engineering from the prestigious Cornell University. Shortly after completing his studies he got his first appointment at the General Telephone & Electric Corporation. Because his excellent work ethics, he was subsequently appointed at Verizon as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. During his tenure at Verizon, he spearheaded one of the largest infrastructure programs in the United States known as FiOS.
Kheradpir found greater success when he joined Barclays as the bank’s Chief Operations and Technology Officer. Also being a member of the international bank’s executive committee, he exercised his leadership role in the creation of the bank’s TRANSFORM program, which marked the bank’s first historical transformation. Shortly after, Mr. Kheradpir joined Juniper Networks as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. While at Juniper Networks, he was responsible for developing an integrated operating plan and focused his efforts on the strategic growth of markets for High IQ and Cloud Builder networking.
In a recent press release, Pat DiPietro mentioned that Coriant was fortunate to have Mr. Kheradpir as its new CEO and expresses his optimism in Kheradpir’s role to lead the company. Following his recent interactions with the company, DiPietro explains that Kheradpir’s guidance and strategic insights to the company have proved fruitful, and he is more than equipped to take the company to its next step of growth.
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