The need for new and fresh ideas is always a major part of any change of leadership at a company, which is also the case with the emergence of Shaygan Kheradpir as the new CEO of the networking leader Coriant. Light Reading explains the transition from the leadership of CEO Pat DiPietro seems to have been in the pipeline for a number of months after Shaygan Kheradpir took the role of Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners as he looked to use his skills to develop a more profitable business from Coriant.
The Coriant brand was established in 2013 after Marlin Equity Partners created the company from Sycamore Networks, Tellabs, and various departments from Nokia Siemens. Coriant has looked to maintain continuity between the history of the Coriant company and its future, which has seen the retention of an office in Germany to reflect the history of the brand as part of Nokia Siemens. In 2013, Pat DiPietro moved from Marlin to become CEO of Coriant in a move that was always designed to be a short term solution to providing a solid link between the two companies; DiPietro will remain in place as Vice President of Coriant, but leave the day to day operations of the brand to Shaygan Kheradpir.
Those who have been working with Shaygan Kheradpir understand the level of innovation and desire to find new solutions to problems he brings to every role he undertakes. Kheradpir began his working life after leaving Cornell University by bringing his personal level of innovation to GTE Labs and Verizon, which included his decision to play a leading role in the introduction of the FiOS system to the U.S. and world as a whole.
Upon arriving at the Barclays financial institution Kheradpir was a key executive member of the team deployed to build the network that would link locations of the company in more than 50 companies worldwide with global links. The Transform program developed Barclays as the premier financial institution of the 21st century under the leadership and guidance of Shaygan Kheradpir.
As the CEO of Coriant Shaygan Kheradpir begins a new role with a company supplying products to nine of the top ten global internet service providers with a total of more than 500 customers worldwide. Kheradpir has developed a business sense that brings innovation and impressive negotiating skills to each company he has worked with.