Shaygan Kheradpir was recently announced as Coriant’s new Board Chairman and CEO in September, 2015. Shaygan will be joining Coriant after serving on the board of its parent company – Marlin Equity Partners. Kheradpir served as an operating partner at the parent company since early 2015 and was able to form good working rapport with both Marlin Equity Partners and Coriant (then under the leadership of Pat DiPietro).
Shaygan will be replacing DiPietro who in turn will take back his previous position on the board of Marlin Equity Partners. This has made the appointment more of a switch of positions between the two executives. Furthermore, DiPietro will become the Vice Chairman of Coriant. DiPietro was initially appointed as the CEO of Coriant and tasked with guiding the company’s transition into the North American market and streamlining operations between the American headquarters and those based in Munich, Germany. This was after Marlin Equity Partners acquired Tellabs Labs and Sycamore Networks.
The appointment of Kheradpir as Coriant’s CEO signifies the end of the integration process. With Kheradpir on board, Coriant is gearing up to begin its expansionist plans through the introduction of innovative telecommunication products. With the growing demand of data-intensive applications, Coriant is poised to provide products that meet several market needs including data centers that are hyper scale, cloud infrastructure and coherent metro (100G to multi-terabyte).
Shaygan Kheradpir said that he was glad to be joining Coriant and further reveled that his main attraction to the company was its impressive portfolio of data networks and top-notch packet optical solutions. He also said that he was impressed by its innovation and global reach. He believes that Coriant is set to help clients attain cost-disruptive network solutions that promise a high degree of programmability, automation and agility. Shaygan is expected to drive Coriant’s growth and development.
With an impressive 28 years of experience, Shaygan Kheradpir has amassed a wealth of knowledge and leadership wisdom from all his previous executive positions. He has worked in industry sectors like Telecommunications, Finance and Technology. The electrical engineer is an old student of Cornell University.
Kheradpir has worked in several companies. He started his career working at GTE Corporation before joining Verizon. In 2011, he left Verizon to join Barclays. He then joined Juniper Networks and later Marlin Equity Partners, both in 2015. He has been instrumental in coming up with several innovative and groundbreaking products including FiOS (Verizon) and Pingit mobile payments (Barclays).