Coriant, a leading optical transmission supplier, has recently decided to name Shaygan Kheradpir as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will be taking over the position from former CEO, Pat Dipietro, who joined the company’s chair and took back his old place in Marlin Equity Partners as an operating partner. Today, Coriant brings new solutions to networking and supplies optical transmissions to clients in dozens of countries around the world.
This isn’t Shaygan’s first time in an executive position. He has almost 30 years of executive experience in the technology industry. Before his new position at Coriant, he was CEO of Juniper Networks. Kheradpir started his career in communications back in 1987 with GTE laboratories, where he used more modern computer science to work on the firm’s systems. He also worked at Verizon Communications as Chief Information and Technical Officer.
His long experience in the industry and reputable resume didn’t land him an easy spot as Coriant’s new CEO. Shaygan Kheradpir was able to work with Coriant early in 2015 while working as operating partner at Coriant’s parent company, Marlin Equity Partners. During his time working with Coriant’s management, he became a valuable resource. The former CEO even expressed his excitement after having been able to work with Shaygan and his capabilities for insight and strategic execution of operations.
Shaygan plans to use his CEO position to strategize for Coriant’s future. He will expand on Coriant’s systems and build a stronger focus on its clients, while finding the optimal solutions to positively impact their standing on the highly competitive technological market.