In order to survive and thrive as a strong company, it is necessary to have a CEO who understands how the industry works and who has the education and work experience to propel the business to the top. That is exactly what Shaygan Kheradpir brings to Coriant as the newly hired CEO of the company. He has the experience and background to prove successful in almost any field, but he decided to work with Coriant in order to provide the company with a business professional who has seen just about every angle of corporate functionality.
Shaygan Kheradpir is originally from London but moved to Iran with his father. As a successful ear, nose and throat doctor, his father gave him the financial stability to study college in the United States and eventually receive not only his undergrad, but his Master’s and Ph.D. from Cornell University. Following his upper end education, Shaygan Kheradpir went on to work with GTE in 1987. He stayed with the company until it merged with Bell Atlantic 13 years later in 2000. Upon the creation of the merger the company became what is now known as Verizon Communications. He initially worked with the diversification department in order to create different services in the telecommunications field, eventually receiving the tittle of CIO/CTO.
While with Verizon, he helped create the beginning of the company’s FiOS service, which is now a fiber optics Internet service found in pockets around the United States. He also helped create the first DVR for the company as well. All of this brought a considerable amount of attention to Shaygan Kheradpir and made him an attractive board member for other companies. Barclays eventually went on to pick up Shaygan Kheradpir in 2011 and made him their COO for the Global Retail and Business Bank department. He helped created different customer products including the mobile payment software from the company known as Pingit. While with Barclays he went on to become the COO and the CTO. Three years later he moved on to Juniper Networks to become the CEO of the company and eventually moved on from there to become the CEO of Coriant.
Coriant has started to push the company forward and has helped the company thrive as a business in the private equity field. This way, the company has proven to be financially responsible and has grown its assets since Shaygan Kheradpir took over.