Coriant has a new chief executive officer. The company has enlisted the services of Shaygan Kheradpir. Shaygan has succeeded Pat DiPietro who is the former CEO of the corporation. Pat shall be the company’s chairman. Shaygan’s relationship with the senior management of Coriant must have informed his appointment as the new CEO. Formerly, Shaygan worked as an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partner, which owns Coriant.
Shaygan worked as an executive at GTE and Verizon. At Verizon, Shaygan played an instrumental role in rolling out FiOS FTTH service. At the time, Shaygan was the company’s chief information officer while also working as the executive vice president. The FiOS necessitated a capital investment that was in excess of $20 billion.
In his new position, Shaygan shall help grow the company against its competitors such as Cisco, Ciena, Infinera and Alcatel-Lucent. According to IHS Infonetics report, there was a reduction of 11% in Coriant’s optical revenues in 2014. The report continued to say that ZTE, Ciena and Infinera registered impressive gains of 26%, 12% and 23% respectively. In a separate IHS infonetics report, there was reasonable information to show that Coriant is positioned to zero in on large customers as well as carriers given that it is expected to leverage on its success in supplying packet-optical systems.
Over the years, Coriant has been registering impressive wins on its deals with different consumers, especially international carriers. These carriers comprises of BSNL, China’ Unicom, Telia Sonera International Carrier (TSIC) and Australia’s NBN. As the new CEO, Shaygan is expected to augment the company’s sales of the equipment in order to meet the expectations of the service providers. These expectations are the deployment of long haul transport, build outs of cloud infrastructure and up scaling data centers. The other expectations are enhancing the 100G to coherent metro’s multi-terabit and upgrading mobile back haul in order to create room for deployment of 4G and 5G. This information was originally mentioned on Fierce Telecom as posited in the following link http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/former-juniper-ceo-verizon-veteran-kheradpir-takes-reins-coriant/2015-09-29
About Shaygan Kheradpir
Previously, Shaygan worked at the Barclays Bank. However, his career began at the GTE Laboratories. He started by managing, controlling and routing networks. Later, he was promoted to serve as the chief information officer. When GTE became a unit of Verizon, Shaygan started working as the president of a new division known as the E-business. Shaygan is an alumnus of the esteemed Cornell University where he pursued his undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD in electrical engineering. Shaygan was born in London, raised in Iran for a while before pursuing his high school studies in Switzerland. After graduating from high school, Shaygan moved to the United States. This information was originally published on about.me as provided in the link below https://about.me/shaygankheradpir