Coriant is the leader in innovative networking solutions. The company sells hardware and software for data, mobile and voice networks. It just hired a new CEO by the name of Shaygan Kheradpir who has an electrical engineering doctorate degree from Cornell, and who has already worked in executive positions for such companies as Juniper Networks, Verizon and GTE. Shaygan’s contributions in such areas as development of new products and cost-cutting programs, in most of these companies, is what has made him become; a high-in-demand technical entrepreneur.
Kheradpir who has 28 years of direct experience within the telecom and technology service industry, replaces Pat DiPietro who is now the Vice Chairman of Coriant. In fact DiPietro welcomed Shaygan and acknowledged him as a high caliber executive who can lead this company with his focus and guidance. DiPietro believes Kheradpir is an asset to Coriant since his invaluable advice and strategic insight will lead Coriant into becoming one of the most recognized telecom companies in its field. Now that Coriant and Tellabs have merged, Shaygan will move to Naperville, Illinois where the U.S. seat of Coriant is located. In Germany, Coriant operates out of Munich.
Shaygan Kheradpir has widespread financial expertise, which is a plus for any new CEO walking into an eminent company; he was chief operations and technology officer for Barclays Bank for several years. Such companies as Cisco, Infinera, Alcatel-Lucent and Ciena are in the same market, with great reputations, and Coriant’s stiff competition.
Coriant is an international company with a large global customer base, including mobile service providers, utility companies and government organizations. The power of optical communication is to simplify the process and to operate by reducing costs and providing greater flexibility to the customer. The Coriant optical transport platforms offer greater efficiency for the evolution of the telecom world and its networks.
Shaygan himself clearly states that he was attracted to Coriant because of the company’s widespread optical packet solutions, the success of its portfolio with its global contacts and the growing customer base it attracts. He believes that the face of network architecture and telecom planning is changing. There will be a need for more automation, programming and networking solutions, all of which Coriant is already the leader. The future shows that there will be billions of end-users which will increase the overall profit-revenue already established and generated by Coriant and other companies like it.