Shaygan Kheradpir Innovative Engineer
As an innovative provider of networking solutions, Coriant, has announced that it has named a new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board, Shaygan Kheradpir. Prior to his appointment with Coriant Mr. Kheradpir was working as Operating Executive Officer to Marlin Equity Partners a global investment firm that is in the business of providing tailored solutions to its clients and shareholders.
He was chosen as CEO of Coriant because of his extensive knowledge and background in networking and finance and he is expected to use this knowledge to leverage Coriant’s strategic planning and operations. Coriant’s growth strategy and their dynamic innovative solutions are the things that matter most to the company’s customers and Shaygan was chosen because of his ability to deliver those very items. He succeeds President and CEO Pat Dipietro who will now move to Vice Chairman of Coriant as well as returning to his role as Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners after guiding the company through its integration and development initiatives.
Shaygan Kheradpir has extensive industry, business, and operational expertise as well as being a proven leader which will play a crucial role for Coriant as the demands for end user applications that are data driven drive expanded marketing opportunities. This includes mufti-gigabit and mufti-terabit metro and hyper-scale data center and cloud infrastructure build-outs, and mobile backhaul upgrades.
He also notes that as market drivers move technologically to a new level of efficiency in network architecture Coriant’s innovations in this field will enable us to introduce new cost disruptive solutions that have been optimized for the highest degree of automation, service agility, and data programmability.
Shaygan Kheradpir comes to Coriant with over 28 years of expertise in the fields of business and executive leadership across the fields of telecom, technology, and the financial services industry. His career began at GTE Corporation was subsequently appointed as Verizon’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information officer and a member of the executive leadership team. With these appointments, he also drove Verizon’s system modernization, efficiency, innovation and products initiatives including one of the largest infrastructure programs in the United States initiated by him through Verizon.
In addition to his successes in business, Shaygan holds a bachelor, and masters degree along with a Ph.D. in engineering from Cornell University. He also holds multiple patents in telecom, media, and payments as well as a seat on the advisory board of the Cornell University Engineering Council.