Shaygan Kheradpir has replaced Pat DiPietro as the new CEO of the international networking firm Coriant. The assumption by Kheradpir to his new post comes less than a year after his resignation from another information technology giant, Juniper Networks. DiPietro will become vice chairman of Coriant and also return to his previous position as operating partner at the Coriant-spawned firm Marlin Equity Partners.
Kheradpir comes to his Coriant as a widely recognized business leader possessing more than 28 years of experience in the fields of financial service, technology and telecommunications. He personally received high marks from DiPietro, who lauded Kheradpir for his “strategic insight and guidance on focused operational execution” and further expressed confidence that he could increase the company’s level of growth. Kheradpir will become the Coriant CEO after serving for several months as the operating executive of Marlin Equity.
In addition to guiding its growth strategy, Kheradpir plans to concentrate on strengthening solutions that are important to Coriant customers. His leadership should also be critical in expanded market opportunities that employ the latest technology, including long-haul transport deployments and upgrades in area of backhaul networking. Kheradpir said he was attracted to Coriant by a number of factors, including the company’s huge portfolio of networking solutions, its expanding base of customers and its international status. He offered his customers networking solutions with levels of efficiency and innovation that are driven by free market interests. More information about his new role at Coriant is available at http://www.lightreading.com/optical/packet-optical/kheradpirs-coriant-comeback/a/d-id/718548.
The son of a physician, Kheradpir was born in London in 1960 and spent his youth in Iran before moving to the United States. He received multiple degrees in engineering, including his doctorate, from Cornell University. He began his career in technology at the GTE Corporation and was later appointed as the executive vice president and chief information officer of Verizon Communications. He subsequently joined the financial service firm Barclays, where he served as its chief operations and technology officer. It was during his service at Barclays that he won acclaim for transforming the firm into a 21st century financial giant reaching 50 countries.
Kheradpir became CEO of Juniper in early 2014. It was in that position that he would be credited with developing an integrated operating plan that concentrated on expanding strategic markets through the principles of cloud building and “high IQ” networking. In his personal life, Kheradpir has served on the advisory board of the New York chapter of the YMCA.