Shaygan Kheradpir, a longtime technological innovator and financial advisor has now landed the big job at Coriant. The company recently hired Kheradpir as CEO after he resigned from Jupiter Networks, an unexpected development in his career. But Coriant hopes to benefit from Kheradpir’s well-known expertise in the networking technology industry, and hopes that he can drive their product and service sales to the top. Coriant’s products are SDN-enabled and are focused on high-speed deliveries with cloud-based technology, state-of-the-art data centers, high-end routing and switching modules, and 4G and 5G mobile connectivity platforms. While Coriant has some major competitors is up against such as Cisco and ZTE, Kheradpir is looking to make inroads with some major international carriers.
Kheradpir has spent 28 years helping to finance and develop major technological solutions, dating back all the way to his time at GTE Corporation. Kheradpir was hired at GTE after finishing his bachelor’s in electrical engineering and control systems at Cornell University, and he helped the company develop various networking patents. Probably the most notable was the TONICS, a switched telephone network system built with a lot of bells and whistles, but meant to integrate into the company network infrastructure.
Kheradpir also had an interest in fiber-optic technology, and after Verizon bought out GTE Labs, Kheradpir would help the company make advances in the growing technology. In fact, it was Kheradpir who laid the framework for Verizon’s FiOS, a service that delivers internet and television through high grade fiber cables, delivering a world class streaming experience to homes and businesses all across the globe. In addition to FiOs, he helped Verizon grow other solutions such as their VoIP service, and by the time he left the company Verizon had grown to a $12 billion enterprise.
Kheradpir also gained experience in the banking industry as he served at Barclay’s PLC as Chief Operating Officer. During his time there, he spearheaded the TRANSFORM program, an initiative aimed at bringing more advanced digitized systems into the banking industry. He also helped the bank cut costs in its operations through the program. Shaygan Kheradpir had originally looked to take his expertise in both technology developments and financial cost-cutting to Jupiter Technologies, in order to grow their new cloud-based networking equipment production and sales, but after a brief period there determined it wouldn’t work out, he now takes that expertise with a renewed commitment to serve as CEO of Coriant.
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