After a time as an Operating Partner for Marlin Equity Partners last year, and forging some influential relationships along the way, Shaygan Kheradpir has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Coriant, placing him in charge of strategic planning that will influence the company’s operations in more than 100 countries.
Seeing as finance is leaning more towards automation via data collection, retention and application, Shaygan’s experience with vast infrastructures was instrumental in making the decision to place him in an executive position. Under previous CEOs, Coriant has placed great focus on integration, data networking and packet optical solutions, which has helped increase its reach across the globe in an environment driven by emerging technologies.
Shaygan began his work with GTE in 1987, where he worked on network routing before eventually going on to become CEO.With nearly three decades working with technology, particularly telecommunications, and applying that knowledge in services extended to those in the finance market, Shaygan has worked with Juniper Networks, Verizon and Barclay’s in executive positions. Shaygan has also taken positions at various charitable organizations and institutions. He’s also been involved with his alma matter, Cornell University, where he served on their Engineering Council and on the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Shaygan’s technological aptitude will be instrumental to his time with Coriant as they continue to develop and distribute IP transport systems to their clients. With so many companies in this market, both established and emerging, Coriant has sizeable competition to consider when looking to attract new clients to their portfolio.
By applying emerging technologies to their existing infrastructure and devoting time to research in new ways to acquire appropriate data sets, Shaygan has before him the involved task of competing in a market that is constantly on the verge of transformation due to the rapid development of technology. With his decades of experience, Shaygan is poised to meet these demands like no other.
With his new executive position at Coriant, Shaygan Kheradpir will manage his experience acquired from diverse career experiences and those of his staff. How he goes about it will impact Coriant’s involvement with hundreds of customers in different markets that contribute to the company’s annual revenue that is in excess of $1 billion, and will determine whether or not the company can continue to be competitive with other telecommunications companies like Alcatel-Lucent and Cisco in those disparate market with differing needs.