Former Verizon executive, Shaygan Kheradpir has been appointed as Coriant’s new CEO and Chairman of the Board. Kheradpir assumes this new leadership position from his previous operating manager position at Coriant. He succeeds former CEO, Pat DiPietro, who is now Coriant’s chairman. Kheradpir’s focus will include implementing new growth initiatives and greater latitude to hold off competiting vendors like Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent.
Prior to Kheradpir’s work at Coriant, the 28-year old served as CEO of Juniper Networks. Before joining Juniper Networks, Kheradpir was an executive at Barclays PLC. Kheradpir is best known for his innovative work at Verizon, and its roll out strategy for FIOS Fiber to the Curb (FTTH) service.
According to an IHS Infonetics’ scorecard, Coriant’s market presence is strong although the company’smomentum took a dive in 2014, while competitors Infinera, and ZTE reaped gains. With this in mind, Kheradpir primary tasks will include targeting new equipment sales to meet client initiatives.
With bandwidth requirements constantly increasing, Coriant offers flexible solutions for connectivity options. The company offers a broad range of global optical networking systems, and an impressive track record. So impressive that international carriers in Australia and China are partnering and becoming key clients.
Choosing an IT Expert to Lead
Kheradpir is a veteran when it comes to successful technology gains. The former Verizon executive spearheaded the growth of the company’s FIOS roll out, bringing innovative approaches to Verizon’s features.
Shaygan Kheradpir has more than two decades of experience, pushing boundaries of innovation and is recognized as an IT expert. Starting at GTE, the company was bought by Verizon, and Kheradpir joined with them in 2000, serving as president, and was soon promoted to CIO/CTO of Verizon’s e-business division. He was soon bringing innovative approaches and ideas to the FiOS fiber optic initiatives and his team stood out. Soon thereafter, Kheradpir’s team was deploying the highly popular Verizon One device, which catapulted his company fame. During his tenure at Verizon, overhead was decreased, revenue gained and growth opportunity became significant. Now Kheradpir will take this aggressive approach of making Coriant the top contender in optical systems.
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