Shaygan Kheradpir is a very learned man who has worked for some of the largest organizations worldwide. He is a business and technology executive. Having acquired a bachelor’s, masters and doctorate from the Cornell University in the field of electrical engineering he is more than qualified. His focus was mainly on control systems, and he was at the University from 1979 t0 1987. Shaygan was born on December 19, 1960, in the United Kingdom in London specifically. He grew up in Iran with his father who was a doctor and later moved to the United States for his studies where he is currently a citizen. He is the current CEO of Coriant but before that he worked for other companies where he gained his wide experience.
Kheradpir first worked at GTE Laboratories after graduating. This was in 1987 where his work encompassed network management, routing, and control. He later became a chief information officer for the GTE Corporation as he was good at his job and delivered good results. It was in 2000 that GTE Corporation merged with Bell Atlantic to become Verizon Communications. He was originally the president of the e-business division of the newly formed organization before becoming its first CIO and CTO. At Verizon Communications, Shaygan was involved in the expansion in the range of telecommunications and automation of company operations. He was also involved in developing other helpful initiatives for the company throughout the years he worked there. His department conducted the re-engineering of the company’s key systems and developed Tobi a system that manages caller ID and address books. While there, the company’s information technology budget was reduced from 6 percent to 4 percent.
After about 11 years at Verizon Communications, he moved to Barclays in January 2011 and became the Chief Operating Officer of the Bank. He has involved in the development of new products like the ping mobile a payment software for customers, and he was later promoted to the position of Chief Operations and Technology Officer. Having done good work at Barclays, he later moved to Juniper Networks and became the CEO from January 2014 to November the same year. While there, he came up with a plan for restructuring and cutting cost.
Shaygan Kheradpir first joined Marlin Equity Partners, a private firm before being made the Chairman of the Board and CEO of Coriant. Conant was created by Marlin Equity Partners in 2013. Other responsibilities that Kheradpir has served are: he was on the board of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for about 3 years from 2010, he was also on the YMCA of Greater New York’s Advisory Board for about 3 years from 2007 and is at the moment a member of the Engineering Council at the Cornell University. All through his career, Shaygan Kheradpir has developed teams that are driven to bring change that matters. He has been at the forefront when it comes to innovations and developments across the different organizations he has worked at. He also has a website (shaygankheradpir.com)