Coriant’s new CEO will be Shaygan Kheradpir
Coriant, the optical transport vendor has chosen Shaygan Kheradpir to be the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Coriant is a well-known and established business that supplies innovative networking solutions for top network operators in more than one hundred countries around the world.
Shaygan Kheradpir takes over the role of CEO from Pat DiPietro, who will slide into the slot of vice chairman and return to being an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners, a private equity business that created Coriant by joining the optical unit of Nokia, Tellabs to a section of Sycamore Networks.
Kheradpir has prior experience being a CEO, as he spent 10 months being the CEO of Juniper Networks Inc. in 2014. He moves into his latest job as the CEO of Coriant after working very closely with the senior management team as the company’s Operating Executive to Marlin Equity Partners.
Kheradpir is known as a business and technology leader who has more than 28 years of management experience in the areas of telecom, and financial services, and technology. Former CEO DiPietro said that the company is honored to have him come to lead Coriant, and that his strategic insight and guidance are already invaluable and will help the company to grow.
Kheradpir is also said to have lots of experience in this industry in other ways, as he has worked at GTE and Verizon Communications, as well as working as Barclay Bank’s chief operations and technology officer.
The company expects his leadership to be very valuable as he helps them go on to do things like handle the mobile backhaul upgrades that underlie the evolving technologies from 4G to 5G, as well as lead the demand for providing expanded market opportunities for customers, long haul transport deployments, hyper scale data centers, and dealings with cloud infrastructure.
Kheradpir also has a Ph.D., as well as a master’s, and bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University. Kheradpir also owns several patents in the areas of telecom, and the media, and he was a member of the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology and on the Cornell University Engineering Council advisory board.