Optical transport vendor giant, Coriant, has recently named Shaygan Kheradpir as its new CEO and Chairman of the Board. He has recently come off a short tenure as CEO of Juniper Network Inc. He will be replacing Pat DiPietro as CEO of Coriant who will be taking on the role of company vice president and resuming his former role as acting partner of Marlin Equity Partners, Coriant’s owning company. The management of Marlin were already personally familiar with Kheradpir’s leadership style, having hired him to their senior management team shortly after he left Juniper.
Incidentally, he held the acting partner role and would just do a position switch with DiPietro when he took over as CEO. But Kheradpir has a lot more leadership than just with Juniper and Marlin. He has over 28 years of it in a variety of different industries. He began his leadership career by earning a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in engineering from Cornell. He entered the professional world of leadership with a position at GTE. His greatest success may be leading GTE’s creation, the new Verizon Communications, to be one the leading telecommunications companies in history.
After founding the company, GTE made Kheradpir its EVP & CIO and part of its executive team. After several immensely successful years with them, he joined the executive team at Barclays Bank. At Barclays he was made Chief Operation and Technology Officer and a part of the executive team. His greatest accomplishment while with Barclays was assisting with the formation of the historical TRANSFORM program. During his short stay with Juniper in 2014, he developed an Integrated Operating Plan for the company.
Girded with his vast leadership experience, the management of Marlin and Coriant are very optimistic that he will be able to drive the already high growth even higher. And their hopes will probably be proven valid. Coriant has a number of very powerful competitors. Kheradpir will helm the ship as they battle them. In addition to his professional work, Kheradpir also sits on the boards of the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology and the Cornell University Engineering Council.
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