Does Shaygan Kheradpir sound familiar to you? He made headlines for his short and busy term as the CEO Juniper networks Inc. Born in London, but grew up in Iran. Being a son of a qualified doctor, he moved to the United States for his university and attained a bachelor, masters and PhD in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Working at the GTE laboratories as his first job, he worked on network routing management and control becoming the first information officer, “earning respect for delivering new products on schedule.” In the year 2000, he originally served as the president of Verizon’s e-business division after GTE and Bell Atlantic merged, forming Verizon communications. After that, he became the company’s first CIO/CTO. He contributed to diversification of the company, into a broader range of telecommunications and automation of operations. Later in 2001, he formed small teams responsible for coming up and mounting new product ideas, he came up with a 30-day prototype cycle, to test rapidly and transform new developing technologies. Positions at the company were highly demanded because of the rapid race development.
However, after his resignation from Juniper a year later, he is now managing Coriant after succession from Pat DiPietro who is the vice chairman, taking back his role as the operating partner at Marlin Equity Partner; which is a privately owned company, which built Coriant by combining the ocular unit of part of Sycamore Networks and Nokia. According to vendors, he has been closely working with senior management squad since early this year as operating executive in the direction of Marlin Equity Partners.
Vendors say, “He is a recognized business and technology leader with over 28 years of executive experience across the telecom, technology, and financial services industries.” DiPietro said, “We are honored to welcome Shaygan to Coriant and fortunate to have an executive of his caliber leading the company. His strategic insights and guidance on focused operational execution have been invaluable since we began working together earlier this year, and we are confident in his ability to drive Coriant to the next level of growth.” Perception counts a greater deal and its rivals are assured to make most of his recent employment history a risk allotted by Marlin Equity Partners.