In 2015, Shaygan Kheradpir was named the new CEO and Chairman of the Board of transport vendor, Coriant. He took the place of Pat DiPietro who took the vice chairman of Coriant position and also resumed his former position as operating partner of Marlin Equity Partners. Marlin is actually the founding and current owning company of Coriant. It originally created Coriant by purchasing and then combining several other companies. Before placing Kheradpir in the CEO of Coriant position, the Marlin leadership team had already been personally familiarized with his leadership style since he had already been an operating partner at Marlin for about a year.
His stint at Marlin, however, was not his first experience in leadership by a long shot. He had already had more than 28 very successful years of leadership in a variety of industries including telecom, technology, and financial services. He has previously had very exemplary leadership at GTE, Verizon Communications, and Barclays Bank. He began his leadership career by attaining several degrees in engineering at Cornell University. Then he worked at GTE, which founded Verizon Communications. Upon doing so, GTE made Kheradpir its EVP and CIO. This was a very good decision on their part.
He quickly proved himself in the company and was soon its top leader. Over the next few years he led the company to become the number one telecommunications firm in the world and revolutionized telecommunications technology. After leaving the company in very good stead, he joined the team of Barclays Bank, where he soon became part of its Executive Committee. While there he ran the operations of banks in 50 countries and was instrumental in developing the bank’s historic TRANSFORM program.
The Marlin leadership is very optimistic about his equal success with the future leadership of current. There are those who are a bit skeptical because of his short stint with Juniper, his last CEO job, but these skeptics are few. Most are confident that he is more than ready to take on a company that has around 500 customers in more than 100 countries and annual revenues of around $1 billion. For the full article about Kheradpir’s hire to Coriant see http://www.lightreading.com/optical/packet-optical/kheradpirs-coriant-comeback/a/d-id/718548