Shaygan Kheradpir is a well-reputed businessperson in the business and technology sector. His success in business has been driven by his innovative nature and business acumen combined with his academic background. Testament to his academic proficiency is that he holds a bachelor’s degree, masters and PhD in engineering from Cornell University. In addition, he has managed to serve in several advisory boards such as the Cornell University Engineering Council.
His experience in the corporate world is enormous spanning for a period of more than 28 years. Shaygan’s experience comes from serving in executive positions of various sectors that include technology, and financial services. He started his career at GTE Corporation and later joined Verizon as the Chief Information Officer. Subsequently, he joined Barclays before he moved on to become the CEO of Juniper Networks. Before he made the next move to Coriant, he had held the role of Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners.
Marlin Equity Partners is a worldwide investment firm that boasts of more than $3billion in capital under its management. Since the firm was started, it has managed to complete more than 95 acquisitions. The company’s objectives is to offer customized solutions that meet the liquidity needs of shareholders, corporate parents ,and other stakeholders. It is currently based in Los Angeles, California with offices in London. The company helped form Coriant through the integration of Tellabs, Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Optical Network, and Sycamore Networks businesses.
Coriant is a premier supplier of creative networking facilities to top network operators in more than a hundred nations. Its clients include nine out of ten leading international Tier 1 Communications Service Providers (CSPs).The company has in its possession more than 1800 patents. In addition, Coriant has been credited for various achievements that include being a world record holder for transmission capacity at 57.6 Tbps, and it is the leader in packet harmonization for mobile backhaul.
On 28 September 2015, Coriant announced Shaygan Kheradpir as its CEO and Chairman of the Board. This was to succeed the former CEO and president Pat DiPietro.