Coriant has named former Juniper chief executive officer and Verizon veteran Shaygan Kheradpir as its new chief executive officer and board chairman.
Shaygan is a recognized business and technology leader with over twenty eight years of expertise across the financial services, telecom, and technology industries. He began his career at GTE Corporation, and afterwards was appointed Verizon’s EVP, Chief information Officer and member of the executive leadership team driving the efficiency, systems modernization, pioneering product and innovation initiatives, including FiOS, one among the most important infrastructure programs within the U.S. with a capital investment of over $20 billion. Shaygan next became the Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Barclays and additionally served as a member of the bank’s executive Committee. At Barclays, he had a leadership role within the creation of the company’s transform program, a historical transformation of the bank for the twenty first century across fifty countries with a hundred and fifty thousand workers. Following this role, he became CEO of Juniper Networks, there he developed an Integrated operational network for the corporation and targeted execution on the strategic growth markets of Cloud Builder & High intelligence quotient Networking. Before his new role at Coriant, Shaygan was in the position of operational Partner at Marlin Equity Partners, there he centered on strategic telecommunication and technology investments.
Shaygan holds a Ph.D., master’s, and bachelor’s from Cornell University in engineering. He has multiple patents spanning telecommunication, finance, and media, and was on the board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology and on the Cornell University Engineering Council.
Kheradpir takes the executive role after working with the senior management team at Coriant earlier this year as operating partner at Coriant’s own Marlin Equity Partners. Coriant has been winning deals with variety of key customers, notably with variety of international carriers, together with Australia’s NBN, BSNL, China Unicom, and Telia Sonera International Carrier (TSIC).
As an optical seller created out of the mixture of Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Optical Networks, Sycamore Networks, and Tellabs, Kheradpir’s challenge is going to be in serving to grow the corporation against a bunch of competitors like Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco and Infinera. His key task as CEO is going to be to drive new sales of Coriants instrumentation to fulfill service providers’ 100G to multi-terabit coherent subway and long-term transport deployments, hyperscale information center and cloud infrastructure buildouts, and mobile backhaul upgrades to accommodate 4G and future 5G deployments.
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