Coriant a company on the cutting edge of IP/data and package optical networking, recently appointed Shaygan Kheradpir as its chief executive officer and Chairman of the Board. This happened in September 2015. He had a close working relationship with the senior management at Coriant while he was with Marlin Equity Partners as an Operating Partner. The company supplies multiple solutions to network operators in over 100 countries around the globe. Shaygan’s previous experience as a leader in business and technology should help Coriant grow and strengthen its focus in the networking area.
There is a growing demand for data intensive end-user applications and Shaygan’s expertise should help the company push forward in the development of hyper- scale data centers and cloud infrastructure build outs. He is replacing Pat DiPietro, who had served as CEO and president. DiPietro has become the company’s Vice Chairman. Shaygan is excited about Coriant’s comprehensive portfolio of data networking and packet optical solutions. He believes the company can help clients find solutions that promise a high degree of automation agility and programmability.
Shaygan Kheradpir has over 28 years’ experience working in technology, telecommunications and financial service industries. He holds a doctorate, Masters and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. Over the years he held various executive positions at Barclay’s, GTE, Verizon and Juniper Networks. At GTE laboratories he worked in network routing and the management department before becoming the company CEO. He helped Verizon diversify their offerings to include new telecommunication and automation services. He served as Juniper Networks CEO. While there, he helped develop integrated operating plan which targeted the growth markets of High-IQ networking and Cloud Builder.
Shaygan has served on the boards of various regulatory organizations and institutions. He has also served as an advisor on the board of Cornell University Engineering Council. He also served on the board of US National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Coriant’s products provide high levels of efficiency, scalability and flexibility in transport networks. They have best-in-class products for evolving mobile networks, including LTE and 5G. They are the leaders in metro packet optical transport. They currently service over 500 clients worldwide. Coriant is the combination of Nokia Simmons Networks, Tellabs and Sycamore Networks. The company currently has over 1800 patents and counting.
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