Shaygan Kheradpir Returns To The top With Coriant

After spending a year out of the business limelight the technology executive Shaygan Kheradpir has returned to the top of the business world with his appointment as the CEO of the optical networking brand Coriant. The announcement of the appointment of Kheradpir came as something of a surprise for many in the industry, but the former Barclays executive saw praise heaped upon him by outgoing CEO Pat DiPietro; Shaygan Kheradpir has arrived at Coriant at a critical time for the company founded in 2013 that has grown into one of the main rivals for the traditionally strong companies in the industry, Light Reading reports.

Shaygan Kheradpir has a long history of success in the technology industry that began soon after he completed his graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Cornell University. Soon after completing his education Kheradpir entered the technology industry at GTE Labs, and later at Verizon where he made an almost immediate impact by creating new strategies for developing new technologies.

Despite the success Kheradpir found as a technology executive he has always felt a need to push himself further with a string of new developments in the technology field and as an all round business leader. At Verizon, Kheradpir embarked upon a review of the information technology department, which was operating with higher costs than the competitors of the company; under the stewardship of Kheradpir the information technology department of Verizon saw its costs lowered below the industry average through a series of innovative measures introduced by Kheradpir .

The role Shaygan Kheradpir is taking up at Coriant will see him take on the responsibility of running the entire company, but he is not entering this role without at least knowing the tasks he will need to undertake. Kheradpir was appointed CEO after initially taking up an advisory role with Coriant’s parent company, Marlin Equity Partners, to provide a complete review of the workings of the company and identify areas where profits can be maximized. Despite the young age of Coriant the company has already developed a list of clients totaling over 500 and annual revenues reaching $1 billion.

The challenge facing Shaygan Kheradpir in his role as the leader of a company pulled together from Tellabs, Sycamore Communications, and Nokia Siemens is to create a distinct brand set apart from its rivals in the optical networking industry. Outgoing CEO Pat DiPietro will remain in place as vice chairman and has provided his support for Kheradpir as the incoming CEO.

Read more at http://www.lightreading.com/optical/packet-optical/kheradpirs-coriant-comeback/a/d-id/718548

 

 

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