Shaygan Kheradpir began his career by gaining a Ph.D. and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. During his career, Kheradpir has put together many mission-driven groups.
Mr. Kheradpir was recently declared the Chairman and a CEO of the Board of Coriant. He joined Coriant after working as an Operating Partner with the management senior group at Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”). Being active in participating in the diplomatic company planning, Shaygan engaged in fulfilling his new position as a leader in driving Coriant’s strategy of expansion.
Before working in Coriant, Shaygan was a CEO of Juniper Networks, which is a company in the networking industry located in Silicon Valley.
In 2011, Kheradpir joined Barclays bank, which is located in London, as the Prime Operating Officer for the worldwide retail bank, and after that became the Prime Technology and Operations Officer responsible for retail, business, wealth, investment, and corporate banking.
Throughout his career, he also worked at GTE Labs, located in Boston. His job was to improve network control, routing, and management. He ultimately became the Prime Lab Chief of Software Systems where he was a founder of a big organization that led the improvement of a national network platform for GTE which was named TONICS (Telephone Operations Network Integrated Control System). These innovations in systems enabled GTE to centralize its business network into highly centralized and acceptable network operations for this company.
Kheradpir then moved to GTE headquarters located in Dallas where he led systems for all of GTE’s units of wireless and wireline internetworking. During that time, they rebuilt GTE’s base systems build on modern computer science.
In 2000, Bell Atlantic and GTE joined together to create Verizon. Kheradpir moved to New York where he was elected the Chief of e-Business Unit, and after that became the Chief Information Officer for Verizon. During this time, he managed to achieve great results for this company by taking part in building a first-class team of talented people to collaborate with in order to drive the company to its success.
While working at Verizon, they started transforming the profile of the business with ingenious and new multi-media and IP products for the market, which were leaning towards a row of award-winning products, such as TV streaming high-speed data. They were able to form a market-leading initiative such as FiOS (fiber optics to the home), which is with no doubt one of the biggest programs in infrastructure in the history of the U.S.
After some years, FiOS developed $12B business with more than 35% invasion in markets.