There is a new leader at Coriant. The network solutions company had announced the hiring of Shaygan Kheradpir as its new Chief Executive Officer. Kheradpir is no stranger to Coriant. In 2015, he developed a close relationship with several of the company’s managers while an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners. A release from Coriant refers to Kheradpir as an “astute leader” with a diverse background in the fields of business and technology. Coriant officials said Kheradpir has the ability to grow the company at a time when there is a high demand for data intensive end user applications.
Kheradpir was born in London, England in 1960. He earned degrees in electrical engineering from Cornell University before working in GTE’s network routing and managing department. He eventually worked his way up to CEO. He also served as CEO of the Global Retail Business at Barclays Bank, and helped expand telecommunications and automation services while working at Verizon Wireless. Kheradpir serves on the boards of Cornell University’s Engineering Council and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Kheradpir has patented many new technologies in the media and telecommunications field. He also helped to develop the Pingit software that aids in mobile payments. In all, Kheradpir almost 30 years of executive management experience under his belt.
Coriant specializes in developing networking solutions for its clients. They boast 500 customers worldwide and have annual revenues of over $1 billion. They have two headquarters, one in Naperville, Illinois, USA, the other in Munich, Germany.