Coriant, which is an innovative networking solutions supplier with a proven record of supplying network operators that are the leading in countries that are over 100, has appointed Shaygan Kheradpir as its C.E.O. and Chairman of the Board. He had previously worked with the company’s senior management from early this year. He had been an Operating Partner at the Marlin Equity Partners. He is expected to leverage his involvement with the company’s operations and strategic planning. He assumes his new position with an aim of driving the company’s growth strategy as well as strengthen its focus on the solutions that do matter most to Coriant’s customers in the present competitive and highly dynamic end-user markets. He is to succeed Pat DiPietro, President and CEO, who is expected to transition to the post of the Vice Chairman and Operating Partner at Marlin.
He is a leader with a proven record as well as an extensive business, operational and industry experience. His expertise and leadership will play an important role for Coriant as the demand for the end-user applications that are data-intensive which are driving the expanding market opportunities. This includes the 100G to the multi-terabit coherent metro as well as long haul transport deployments, cloud infrastructure build-outs, hyper-scale data center and mobile backhaul upgrades with the evolvement to 4G and 5G. Shaygan is a technology and business leader, who is recognized with an executive experience that runs for 28 years in the industries of technology, financial and telecom.
He started off his career with a stint at GTE Corporation, he was later appointed as Verizon’s EVP, member of the executive leadership team dealing with system modernizations, innovation,efficiency and pioneer product initiatives. This included FiOS which forms an infrastructure program in the U.S. that is one of the largest infrastructure programs with over $20 billion capital investment. He then joined Barclays as a Chief Operations and Technology Officer as well as served as a bank executive Committee member. During his time at Barclays he was in a leadership position when the company initiated the TRANSFORM program. After this role he was appointed CEO, Jupiter Networks where he was involved in developing an Integrated Operating Plan for it and executed strategic growth markets for High IQ Networking and Cloud Builder. He holds a Ph.D., Masters and a bachelor in Engineering, Cornell University. Learn more about this appointment here.