Shaygan Kheradpir was recently rewarded for his many years of hard work and perseverance by being named Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Coriant, a company that is known as a reliable supplier of networking solutions crucial to a vast number of network operators in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Kheradpir came to these new positions with 28 plus years of experience as a high-ranking executive in financial services, technology and telecom industries.
Born in London, England, Kheradpir grew up in Iran and attended high school in Switzerland before moving to the United States. Prizing education highly, Kheradpir’s academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in electric engineering, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering – all from Cornell University.
Beginning his diverse career at GTE Corporation in 1987, Kheradpir subsequently held ever-evolving and increasingly responsible positions at the following organizations: Verizon as EVP and Information Officer, Barclay’s Bank as Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Juniper Networks as CEO, and Marlin Equity Partners as Operating Partner.
One of the acclaimed accomplishments Kheradpir can point to is the Pingit mobile payments software that he helped to develop while serving at Barclay’s Bank. Another high note was reached at Juniper Networks, where he contributed to the development of the company’s diversifications resulting in the initiation of new automation and telecommunication offerings.
In addition, Kheradpir holds a number of patents in the telecom and media industries. Because of his knowledge, reputation and expertise, Kheradpir is often called upon to do presentations and speak at conventions, conferences and other company events in both the United States and other places.
Besides his official positions at all of the companies he has served, Kheradpir has sat on many boards including the advisory boards of Cornell University Engineering Council as well as the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology.
He heads up a staff that services more than 500 customers totaling more than one billion dollars annually. While his challenges have been many, his past has proven his consistent ability to successfully handle any new task placed before him.