Recently Coriant, the famed optical transport company has pronounced that Shaygan Kheradpir will once again assume the role of its CEO. He is taking over the job from previous CEO Pat DiPietro. Dipietro will now assume the role of the company’s vice chairman and this will let him spend more time in his partner role at Marlin Equity Partners as well. Coriant was formed by Marlin Equity Partners years ago when it fused together elements of Nokia, Sycamore Networks, and Tellabs.
Kheradpir will be ready to assume all the responsibilities of Coriant CEO on day one. A high ranking Coriant executive has observed him working closely with the upper management team for many months already. Coriant has great faith in Kheradpir because of his years of experience in technology and business. In total, Kherdadpir has 28 years of executive experience in the technology and financial sectors. Notably, he performed well in executive roles at both GTE and Verizon Communications. In those companies, he had the roles of Chief Operations Officer an Chief Technology Officer.
Pat Dipietro had some very enthusiastic and kind words to say about Shaygan Kheradpir’s return to the company. He said that the whole company was honored and very fortunate to have a man of his caliber at the helm. Further, he believes Kheradpir to possess key insights and execution ability that will help Coriant reach new heights in its growth.
Coriant is a networking solution company with a reputation for being innovative. Last year, Coriant did $1 billion in sales to its network operators and it has a presence in more than 100 countries around the globe. Of the world’s Tier 1 Communication Service Providers 9 of 10 are serviced by Coriant. Due to its cutting edge technology and superior leadership Coriant practically has a monopoly in the industry, yet it only expects to grow further and expand revenue.
In addition to working at GTE and Verizon, Shaygan was also employed at Barclays as the company’s CTO and COO. He played a crucial role in modernizing Barclay’s technological infrastructure thus bringing it up the 21st century technological and security standards.
Since his youth, Kheradpir was regarded as a genius by his peers. He holds a Ph.D in engineering and privately holds many patents in the technology industry because he is a true pioneer of innovative technology.
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