On September 28th, the networking solutions technology company Coriant called upon Shaygan Kheradpir to serve as the firm’s new Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, according to a report in Fierce Telecom. The new Chairman possesses nearly three decades of experience working in business. He has developed expertise in fields relating to telecommunications, finance and technology.
Mr. Kheradpir’s elevation to a prominent position within Coriant received praise from the firm’s outgoing President and CEO, Pat DiPietro, who will still remain active in the company as the Vice Chairman of Coriant. Senior managers at Coriant enjoyed an opportunity to work closely with Mr. Kheradpir during the first part of 2015, when he served as an Operating Partner at the firm of Marlin Equity Partners.
A Prominent Technology Company
Coriant today maintains customers around the globe. The large telecom and networking firm conducts business operations in well over 100 nations. Numerous government departments, private companies, cloud providers and telecommunications firms depend on Coriant’s networks for communications and computing activities. The company also performs extensive research and development. For instance, today it maintains over 1800 patents, many of them relating to pioneering innovations in the field of optical networks.
Although Coriant maintains its international headquarters in Los Angeles, the company also operates internationally. For instance, it conducts business in the UK from a well established branch office. Coriant draws upon some impressive corporate sponsors, also. They include Marlin Equity Partners, Sycamore Networks, Tellabs and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Optical Networks.
Shaygan Kheradpir has expressed enthusiasm about managing Coriant’s operations. For instance, in the article reported in Fierce Telecom, he shared his appreciation for the number and variety of the optical networking solutions provided by the firm and for the significant segment of major network operators who rank among Coriant’s customers.
The son of a physician, London-born Shaygan Kheradpir spent part of his childhood residing in Iran. He later graduated from Cornell University in the United States, where he studied electrical engineering. He holds both a bachelor’s degree and advanced degrees from Cornell in the electrical engineering field, a background that will likely assist his work at Coriant. In the past, he also gained practical engineering experience working on network routing issues as the Chief Information Officer of GTE Laboratories. With executive level experience in both telecommunications and corporate management and finance, he possesses professional credentials well suited to the dynamic field of optical network solutions.
An Exciting Time For Telecommunications
Following the announcement last fall that Shaygan Kheradpir would become Chairman of the Board and CEO of Coriant, he worked closely with members of Coriant’s management team during a transition period. The bright future of technological advances in the telecommunications industry promises to open many opportunities for Coriant in the future. As the Internet continues to expand and cloud-based architectures gain popularity, some exciting developments appear to lie ahead.