Coriant, the Nokia Siemens offshoot that is now a subsidiary of Marlin Equity Partners, has aggressively made an impact in the telecommunications industry since being founded in 2013. The company is a major contributor to the commercial expansion of hardware products and software programs for the transmission of multimedia, data, voice and mobile packets over optic cable lines. As Coriant rapidly surges on the global market, it is demonstrating its intent to be a major player by hiring Shaygan Kheradpir as its new Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Board.
Kheradpir has been working with the senior management staff at Marlin Equity Partners as an operating partner prior to accepting the executive position at Coriant. Shaygan has elected to become the company’s CEO to propel the growth of Coriant while simultaneously focusing on meeting consumer objectives in a high-demand, digital world.
Kheradpir has an impressive resume for growing IT companies as a former executive for GTE Laboratories, Barclays, Juniper Networks and Verizon Communications. At Verizon Communications, Kheradpir held the positions of Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer and president of the e-business division. He has been heralded by the business and IT industry for successfully growing IT departments, streamlining costs and for introducing innovative technologies to the consumer market. For example, Kheradpir spearheaded the deployment of Verizon’s FiOS systems.
Kheradpir is a graduate of Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree in electrical engineering. During his early days at GTE Laboratories Kheradpir exhibited an advanced skill-set as an engineer, and he quickly moved up the ranks to become a managing leader for engineering teams.
By hiring Kheradpir, Coriant has inherited great value with his 28 years of experience. He has a talent for making business systems more efficient by merging the objectives of IT departments with the goals of a corporation’s business strategy.
The alliance between Coriant and Kheradpir is expected to advance the growth of Coriant’s participation in the cloud framework, meeting the demand for large volumes of data for end-user applications, helping mobile systems evolve from 4G to 5G and much more. Kheradpir’s knowledge and experience is certain to foster a stronger bond between Coriant’s affiliates which are spread across the globe in over 100 countries, which include government agencies, cloud providers and Tier 1 Communications Service Providers.