Shaygan Kheradpir is joining Coriant as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Coriant is an optical transport company that provides all kinds of innovative supplies and networking solutions for companies all over the word, and it has hundreds of countries it serves.
Coriant’s competition in the field comes from other companies in the business such as Alcatel-Lucent, as well as Ciena and Cisco, along with Huawei, and Infinera, to name a few, and Kheradpir will be helping to guide Coriant into outdoing all of this competition as he takes the reins of the company.
Shaygan Kheradpir brings decades of management experience
Kheradpir is relieving the former CEO, Pat DiPietro, who know will be the vice chairman of the company, as well as returning to a role as one of the operating partners at Marlin Equity Partners. It’s not Kheradpir’s first time as a CEO, the man was also a CEO at Juniper Networks in 2014 for almost a year.
Kheradpir has decades of experience in the technology field and also has over 28 years of experience as a manager. As such, he has been employed at big and successful companies like GTE, Verizon Communications, and Barclay Bank.
Kheradpir has plenty of schooling to do the job
Besides practical experience, Kheradpir also has earned not only a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University, he has also earned a Ph.D in engineering from there as well. Plus, he has been part of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and at one time served on Cornell University Engineering Council’s board. This shows he can also handle negotiations within organized groups and help facilitate successful talks and other needs regarding his company.
All in all, the big news is that Kheradpir is sliding into the slot as Coriant’s new CEO and is taking over from Pat DiPietro, and so is the new leader of the optical transport company.