Trying to stay up with the new developments in the tech world isn’t easy. Even seasoned insiders say new developments are happening faster than they expected. One reason for the surge in new developments is the amount of fresh talent that comes into the industry every year. These techies come from different backgrounds and countries, but they all have one thing in common. They think like computers and for anyone over fifty, that’s like being an alien species. Alien is not the word that Shaygan Kheradpir uses to describe the people that work for him. Kheradpir recently became the CEO of Coriant, one of the stars of the network solution industry.
Mr. Kheradpir was formerly the Managing Director of Marlin Equity, an investment company that made Coriant what it is today. Pat DiPietro, the former CEO of Coriant, said the company was transformed when Marlin Equity merged three network solution companies into one. Pat DiPietro stepped down as CEO, but he is not going very far. He is taking Kheradpir’s job at Marlin Equity. DiPietro will now be the Operating Director of Marlin Equity and the Vice-chairman of Coriant.
Switching roles is not unusual in the tech world. The main objective is to move forward, so titles don’t mean that much when a competitor is pushing the envelope and developing network solutions for mobile devices or cloud programs. Coriant decided to bring Shaygan into the number one position because he knows the team and has a history of developing solutions.
Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir has a Ph.D., Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in engineering from Cornell University. Kheradpir holds multiple patents and is on the advisory board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology and the Cornell University Engineering Council. His job performance is even more impressive. When Shaygan was CIO and Executive Vice President of Verizon he developed FiOS for the company and it is one of the largest tech programs in the country.
When Kheradpir was Chief of Operations and Technology Officer at Barclays, he transformed the bank’s computer system, and that accomplishment had the industry talking. Before long, Mr. Kheradpir was CEO of Juniper Networks. Those accomplishments gave Shaygan the energy to face the challenges at Coriant. He knows the network solution industry is very competitive and demanding. That’s why Kheradpir spent a great deal of time with the team at Coriant before he became CEO. He wanted to hit the floor running and by the look of things Coriant is in high gear.