When Coriant, the optical transport vendor, needed a new CEO to replace Pat DiPietro, they looked to Shaygan Kheradpir to fill the position. Why Kheradpir? Well, he has 28 years of executive experience in the communications networking industry. He is well known for his drive and tenacity to persevere. He’s not afraid of long hours and hard work. Once managing a team of 7,000 people at Verizon, he proved that he can be a leader that gets things done.
A Shift In Management Leaves Openings
Coriant moved Pat DiPietro over to Marlin Equity Partners to act as vice president of operations. Due to the fact that Kheradpir has worked with big names like GTE and Verizon Communications, they knew he was the perfect fit. An executive of his caliber leading the company was a good fit. He has a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree that helps to give him the education needed for the position. However, nothing could have prepared him for the real-world experience like his hands-on-learning.
Why Kheradpir is The Perfect Candidate
Kheradpir is a graduate of Cornell University. From London, England, he grew up with his father who was an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Her relocated to the United States to go to college and never left. He took his first job in 1987 at GTE Laboratories to do network routing, management, and control. He stayed there until 2000 when the big merger between Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications occurred. He became the president of Verizon’s e-business division, and he later became the CIO.
His Track Record is Impressive
Some consider his career magus opus to be the venture of 2001. Things were beginning to change for the telecommunications industry. He saw the vision and rose to the challenge. With a team of 7,000 people, he created a 30-day prototype cycle. His team was successful in helping with the creation of Verizon’s FiOS fiber optic video initiative. He was also able to cut his department’s spending from 30 percent down to 20 percent by 2003. A savings of this magnitude did not go unnoticed by the executive board. Feeling he had maxed out his potential at this company, he moved on to Barclays in 2011. He was only here for a short three-year run, but he was the first technology executive sat on the executive team.
Coriant Is Heading In Exciting Directions
Today, Coriant finds that there is no better client than Kheradpir. He has always dedicated his life and passion to his work. He stays on course and never disappoints. He will certainly lead this company into new and exciting directions. Giving time, proper authority, and training, Coriant could rise to new heights under his direction. It will be an amazing venture for the company and Kheradpir. From his past history, it is easy to see that there is no task too big for him. Time will tell what great things will unfold at his hands for Coriant.