Coriant Appoints Shaygan Kheradpir as its New CEO


Shaygan Kheradpir is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Coriant. Coriant is a renowned supplier of innovative networking solutions for leading network operators in over 100 countries. He holds more than 28 years of executive experience across the telecom, technology, and financial services industries, Shaygan has emerged to be a recognized business and technology leader. He possesses a wealth of industry experience, having worked at GTE and Verizon Communications. He also gained experience working as the chief operations and technology officer at Barclays Bank.

He was a member of the managerial team driving the systems modernization, competence, innovation and revolutionary product initiatives, such as FiOS, which is one of the largest infrastructure programs in the U.S. with a capital investment surpassing $20 billion. At Barclays, he held a leadership role in the creation of the company’s TRANSFORM program, a remarkable transformation of the bank for the 21st century across 50 nations with 150 thousand employees.

Following this role, he ascended to the position of CEO at Juniper Networks, yet less than a year after his exit from Juniper, Kheradpir is now the new chief executive officer of Coriant. He has been working in collaboration with the senior management team since the start of the year as an Operating Executive to Marlin Equity Partners, where his focus was on strategic telecom and technology investments. Shaygan graduated from Cornell University and held a Ph.D., master’s, and bachelors in engineering. He has several patents across media, telecom, and payments, and was a member of the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology board and on the Cornell University Engineering Council.

His calculated insight and guidance on focused operational execution have been priceless since they started working together earlier this year, and we have faith in his capability to propel Coriant to the next level of development. Throughout his entire career, Shaygan has built mission-driven teams to drive change that cares for clients, investors, employees and the community. He has also straddled, connected, and innovated at the boundaries of traditional disciplines across different industry sectors globally.
The change at the top of Coriant has seen Pat DiPietro, relinquishing his duties as president and CEO and returning to being an operating partner at the owner of Coriant, Marlin Equity Partners. DiPietro will also be working as the vice chair of Coriant. It may be unfair, but perception counts for a great deal, and you can be sure that Coriant’s rivals will be gaining from his recent employment history.

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