Shaygan Kheradpir is of Iranian descent, but was born in London and raised in Iran. When his family moved to New York, Shaygan had already developed a winner’s mentality that he cultivated throughout his academics. He joined Cornell Engineering University with high hopes of becoming the best tech genius in the industry. He later graduated with honors, proceeded to do his masters and Ph.D. at the same university. He offered his services to the institutions until when he joined the corporate world.
He started as a network technician, but he kept on innovating and bringing in innovative products on a regular basis. He was destined for great things. Three years after joining GTE, he was promoted to president of the online commerce division. From there onwards, Shaygan maintained a high career profile. He left Verizon for Barclays bank. He worked as a Chief operating officer at Barclays. He joined Juniper Networks which gave him another executive position as President CEO of the network supplies vendor Juniper Networks. This impressive career stretches to 28 years.
Coriant announced the new CEO through the former CEO and President Pat Di Petro. His appointment came after he served as a managing partner at Marlin capital. Marlin Equity owns Coriant. On the other hand, Coriant is a technology transport vendor. Coriant has an ambitious plan. One that involves creating new solutions and new frontiers of possibilities. They expect to move from their current state to a state where they are industry leaders in the optical transport sector.
Though there is significant public interest in his appointment, Shaygan is truly ideologically focused, and that is what the Coriant directors saw in him before hiring him. According to Pat, Shaygan is focused, and once he identifies the need and the rationale behind the proposed need, he goes for it. That decisiveness is by far an important determinant in his appointment.
Shaygan is expected to hit the ground running as soon as he can because the company’s ambitious plan is dependent on his new strategy to make Coriant a top company.