Shaygan Kheradpir’s Long, Storied Career

 

Shaygan Kheradpir, currently the CEO of Coriant, is an American businessman with more than 30 years’ experience in the tech sector. Kheradpir completed primary school in Iran then migrated to the United States to attend Cornell University. There, Kheradpir earned a master’s and doctorate degree in electrical engineering. Shaygan was first hired by GTE Corporation after graduating from Cornell University.

GTE Corporation merged with Bell Atlantic to form mobile giant Verizon Communications, where Shaygan Kheradpir started out as the new company’s CIO. At Verizon, Kheradpir oversaw the development of FiOS, a fiber optic internet project that consumed more than $20 billion of capital investments. Kheradpir was next hired by Barclays, an international bank, as COO/CTO. Kheradpir offered significant contributions towards the development of Pingit, a mobile payment system that was the first of its kind.

Shaygan’s next destination was Juniper Networks. In his short, nine-month tenure at the company, Shaygan created an Integrated Operating Plan and better developed Juniper’s Cloud Builder and High IQ Networking focus areas. After Juniper Networks, Shaygan found employment at Marlin Equity Partners as Operating Partner, a high-ranking executive position.

Shaygan Kheradpir transferred from Marlin Equity Partners to Coriant in 2015. Executives at Marlin Equity Partners, a financier of Coriant, and Coriant believed that Kheradpir’s extensive experience in the technological industry made him a good fit as CEO. So far, Shaygan Kheradpir has yet to disappoint.

Kheradpir has also served on Cornell University’s Engineering Council and the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology’s advisory board.

Here’s the link to the article from forbes.com: http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterhigh/2014/09/08/shaygan-kheradpirs-journey-from-cio-of-verizon-to-ceo-of-juniper-networks/#fca1f9177cb5