Naperville, Illinois-based Coriant issued a statement naming Shaygan Kheradpir as Chief Executive Officer. Shaygan comes to the optical transmission hardware/software manufacturer after a tumultuous stint at the helm of Juniper Networks. Kheradpir succeeds Patrick DiPietro, the chief architect behind Coriant’s formation. DiPietro brought together Nokia’s optical operations and portions of Sycamore Networks.
In a public statement released by Juniper Networks, Kheradpir resigned as Chief Executive Officer, after a “review by the board of directors of his leadership and his conduct in connection with a particular negotiation with a customer.” Kheradpir presided over employee downsizing, failed negotiations, management uprising, and investor revolt.
Kheradpir succeeds Patrick DiPietro, the chief architect behind Coriant’s formation. DiPietro brought together Nokia’s optical operations and portions of Sycamore Networks. Until his addition as the new Chief Executive Officer, Shaygan Kheradpir assumed the out-of-public-view position of Operating Executive to Marlin Equity Partners. According to Marlin Equity Partners, “Shaygan is a recognized business and technology leader with almost 30 years of executive experience across the telecommunication, technology, and financial services sectors.”
Cornell University graduate Shaygan Kheradpir, holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree in electrical engineering. He is recognized for his accomplishments by being elected to CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame and is a patent holder for several telecommunication applications and optical transport technologies.
Shaygan Kheradpir telecommunications career started in 1987 with GTE. He re-engineered the corporate framework into a computer science-driven environment, establishing GTE as an industry leader. Not resting on his laurels, Kheradpir headed to Verizon Communications as Chief Information and Technical Officer.
Banking on his success at Verizon, Shaygan Kheradpir became the chief operations and technology officer of Barclays Bank.