Shaygan Kheradpir is a respected and well-known technology and business executive with a wealth of knowledge in matters related to electrical engineering. He is a masters, doctorate, and Ph.D. holder from Cornell Unversity with the same and is the current Chief Executive Officer of Coriant. Before his appointment to his current position, he has managed to hold top positions at Juniper Networks, Barclays, GTE, and Verizon. All through his career, he has been deeply involved in product development and especially in matters where cost-cutting is involved.
He was born in London but spent the biggest percentage of his childhood in Iran. He later moved to the United States for university and excelled earning a Ph.D. from Cornell University. His current job at Coriant is to oversee the supplying of networking solutions to the biggest network operators in more than 100 countries that include nine of the top ten global companies belonging to the Tier One Communication Services Providers. He is a respected business and technology executive with not less than twenty-eight years of executive experience in a variety of sectors including financial services, telecom and technology.
He made his Forbes career debut at GTE Corporation and became appointed as the company’s overall Chief Information Officer as well as an executive leadership team member that was responsible for driving modernization, innovation as well as efficiency in all pioneer product initiatives that included FiOS, the largest infrastructure programs in the US with a capital investment of more than $20 billion.
Soon after that, he joined, Barclays as the Chief Operations and Technology Officer and made history as being the first technologist to serve in the Bank’s Executive Committee. At the bank, he was the leader in the company’s Transform Program that made a historical transformation by accommodating and accepting 21st-century technologies in more than 50 countries with not less than 150,000 employees. From this role, Juniper Networks recognized his abilities and he was involved in developing an Integrated Operating Plan that the company used and that focused on executing the growing and strategic markets of Cloud Builder and High IQ Networking.
Before accepting his current role, Shaygan has been an Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners and his focus was on making sound technology and telecom investments. His experience and passion have enabled him to develop multiple patents in different sectors including payments, telecom and media. He has also served on the advisory board of US National Institute of Technology and Standards. He has also served in the Cornell University Engineering Council.
In his career, he has played a very integral role in building teams that are mission-driven and that bring the necessary change to employees, customers, the community as well as investors. He has been involved in most of the technological advances we experience today in different segments of the economy and is a well-known perfectionist when it comes to delivering what is needed of him. His experience and passion is what drives him to produce magnificent results and he is expected to continue in the same spirit not only in his current work place but in many sectors of the economy as well.