Shaygan Kheradpir is a technology and business executive and current Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Coriant. Coriant is an international supplier of networking solutions to network operators. Coriant currently provides services to government agencies, content providers, utility companies and more. The company serves over 500 customers in over 100 countries.
Kheradpir has over 28 years of experience in the telecommunications, financial services and technology industries. The businessman began his career with GTE Corporation, one of the largest telephone companies in the United States, in 2000. His first job after graduating from Cornell University was with GTE Laboratories where he worked on the company’s network management. Soon after starting at GTE Laboratories he became Chief Information Officer for GTE Corporation. After GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to create Verizon, Kheradpir worked for Verizon as the Chief Information Officer/ Chief Technology Officer for eleven years. During this time he oversaw a team of 7,000 people that was responsible for managing the company’s IT network and developing new products. While at Verizon Kheradpir reduced IT spending by negotiating with suppliers and outsourcing services to India. From 2011 to 2013 Kheradpir worked for Barclays bank in London as the Chief Operating Officer of its Global Retail and Business Bank, and then as Chief Operations and Technology Officer of the entire company and Executive Committee Member. After leaving Barclays, the businessman was Chief Executive Officer for Juniper Networks for most of 2014.
Early in 2015 Kheradpir joined Coriant. He was introduced to the company when he worked with the organization while briefly as Operating Partner of Marlin Equity Partners. It was announced in late September that the businessman was appointed to Chief Executive Officer. Kheradpir aims to drive Coriant’s growth strategy and focus more heavily on topics that matter to its customer base.
Kheradpir was born in London and raised in Iran. The businessman moved to the United States to study at Cornell University. He received his Ph.D., master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in engineering from Cornell University with a focus on control systems. Kheradpir has served on the boards of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology and the YMCA of Greater New York. He is also a member of Cornell’s Engineering Council and was an adjunct professional of electrical engineering at Northeastern University. In 2007, he was named to CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame. Kheradpir holds a number of technology and telecommunications patents.