Shaygan Kheradpir is the CEO and Chairman of Board of Directors of Coriant business group. He prides himself as a holder of a bachelors, masters and a doctorate degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University. The renowned business executive has an experience that spans for over 28 years and is a recognized supplier of network solutions that are innovative to major network operators in more than 100 countries, which includes 9 of the lo top global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers. His s services are enjoyed by companies affiliated to him and operate in technology, telecom, and financial servicing industry. Kheradpir was born in London, but his family moved to Iran where he grew up. He then completed college and moved to the United States where he varsity education.
As a technologist, his first job was working with GTE Laboratories in 1987 where he was responsible for the management, routing, and controlling operations. He worked at Coriant Corporation for many years and eventually become the Chief Information Officer. In 2000, Bell Atlantic and GTE Corporation formed a merger and named the company Verizon Communications. At Verizon, he worked hard to produce new products and ideas that saw him get promotions from president of e-division to the company’s first CTO/CIO. His working strategy was simple, forming small teams of employees that were responsible for the creation and developing new product ideas. In his quest to be efficient in the fully development and implementation of the newly created ideas, he develop a 30-day cycle that could test the new ideas and modify them to market needs. He had a team of over 7,000 employees that worked into late nights to develop Verizon’s FiOS Fiber optic video initiative as well as DVR in 2001.
Another creative product that was created by his team while at Verizon is iobi, which can manage caller ID, address books as well as features on other technology devices. He was responsible for the creation of a product, Verizon One, that can perform several tasks such as a phone, modem, router and is portable. The product was developed in 2004. The department that Kheradpir lead was responsible for the re-engineering of Verizon’s core systems such as website call center, automated care center so as to improve customer care as well as efficient communication in Verizon’s operations. Kheradpir made key and strategic decisions at Verizon such as Negotiating with product vendors and bought their product at relatively low price and was key in the elimination of Verizon’s retarded policy that was against the purchase of IT equipment auctioned on eBay by technology entrepreneurs whose initiatives had failed.
He moved to Barclays Bank in January 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer of the global financial giant. Kheradpir was a contributor to the development of initiatives and products like Pingit, a mobile payment software. He earned a promotion to become the Chief Operations and Technology officer. He moved on to work with Jupiter Networks in January 2014. He then got an appointment at Coriant which is a private equity firm that was created by Marlin Equity Partners in 2013.