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How Shaygan Kheradpir Has Been Involved In Building A Better World Through Communication10.29.15

Shaygan Kheradpir is a respected and well-known technology and business executive. Currently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Coriant and is bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. recipient from Cornell University in electrical engineering with a bias in control systems. All through his professional career, he has been involved in building mission-driven teams that have driven the change that matters to the community, organizations and also to the customers. He has been involved in rigorous straddling, connecting and innovation at the boundaries of disciplines that were considered traditional in different segments of the industry.

In the very recent past, he was announced the Chief Executive Officer as well as Board Chairman of Coriant. Shaygan Kheradpir on twitter joined the company after having worked with its senior management team at an Operations Partner role at Marlin Equity Partners. Because of his active involvement in the company’s operations and strategic planning, he assumed his new position and many were confident that his leadership would to a very large extent drive the company’s growth strategy forward. Many also expected that during his leadership tenure, the company would have a better focus on the solutions that matter most to its customers in the current dynamic and competitive end-user market.

Before joining Coriant, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Jupiter Networks, a company dealing with networking in the Silicon Valley. In the year 2011, he joined the Barclays Bank in London as the Chief Operating Officer in charge of wealth, investment and corporate banking. At the bank, he was the most needed catalyst for the cultural change that was very necessary for the transformation of the bank to be operating along the lines of the 21st-century processes in industrialization.

His career started at GTE Labs where he worked in the control, networking management, and routing department. He rose through the ranks to eventually become the software systems lab leader and played a very big role in building a world-class lab that developed integrated infrastructure and switching and transmission using the TONICS system. The systems enabled the company to consolidate its network into becoming one of the most consolidated network operations at the time.

He then moved to Dallas where he was instrumental in leading a systems development for all of the company’s units in interworking, wireless, wireline and information. During the period, the company was able to nationalize and rebuild its core systems based on principles about modern computer science, therefore, driving operational excellence without having a big dent on the finances. When the company merged with Bell Atlantic, he moved to New York and got appointed as the eBusiness Unit head and within a short time, he had risen through the ranks to become the Chief Informational Officer for the entire company. He worked very hard to deploy modern methods so as to achieve breathtaking results for the company by recruiting the creme de la creme in the technology and engineering arena that understood the need for products and services to be delivered in a modern environment so as to be useful even in the future.

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