Trying to understand the internal workings of IT companies isn’t easy. There are terms, operations, and interactions between various companies that compose a network and produce results. But trying to comprehend the nuts and bolts of how things get done is not a job for novices. That’s why working as the head of an IT company is a coveted position. A CEO of an IT company must have a complete understanding of the industry and the components that make of that industry. Coriant is one of the leading optical transport companies in the business, and Shaygan Kheradpir was just named Chief Executive Officer of that billion-dollar company. There is a good reason why the name Shaygan Kheradpir doesn’t sound familiar. Kheradpir is a famous name in the IT community, but if IT isn’t your game, Shaygan’s name isn’t on the tip of anyone’s tongue
But Shaygan’s list of accomplishments is impressive. He has three degrees from Cornell University. The last degree is a Ph.D. in engineering. Kheradpir’s work resume is equally impressive. He started his career at GTE, and when GTE merged with Bell Atlantic and formed Verizon Communications, Shaygan stayed with Verizon as the company’s Chief Information Officer. Kheradpir helped Verizon develop the Verizon One application, and that made him a star in the IT industry. Barclays Bank approached Shaygan and offered him the opportunity to rework their internal IT system. Kheradpir accepted that role and Barclays is still using the system that Shaygan put in place. Kheradpir moved to Jupiter Networks Inc. for a short time before accepting the role as managing partner of Marlin Equity Partners.
Marlin Equity Partners is the firm that helped combine Nokia, Sycamore Networks, and Tellabs into Coriant. Pat DiPietro was named the president of Coriant. The company grew into a billion dollar sales organization while he was CEO. DiPietro recommended Kheradpir as his replacement, and the board of directors agreed with him. DiPietro is moving to Marlin Equity Partners as CEO and Kheradpir is taking his position with Coriant. Kheradpir has worked closely with Coriant while he was director of Marlin Equity Partners, so the executive team is familiar with Shaygan and how he operates. Learn more: http://www.mtv.com/artists/shaygan-kheradpir/
According to an article published by Lightreading.com, Marlin Equity Partners believe Shaygan will bring a level of expertise to the role of Chief Executive Officer that is unique and productive. Kheradpir is a hands-on manager that understands all facets of the IT industry, and his experience is well documented.
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