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Shaygan Kheradpir Looks Ahead With Coriant CEO Role

After three decades working in the technology industry many executives would be looking to slow down and take a step back from the day to day running of a company, but now Shaygan Kheradpir who has recently become the CEO of Coriant. Upon his appointment to the role Kheradpir could call upon 28 years of experience working in the technology and financial industries as a technology executive; the vast levels of experience is seen as a bonus for executives at Coriant’s parent company Marlin Equity Partners who hope his business skills will push their $1 billion per year earnings even higher, according to Light Reading.

The achievements of Shaygan Kheradpir read like a history of the technology industry over the last three decades as he has found himself at the center of one of the most creative times in the history of the industry. While working with Verizon Kheradpir looked to cut costs in the development department with a focus on shorter deadlines and research teams; instead of developing an entire new product each team would focus on smaller aspects of the overall piece of technology for just 30 days before the product would be given the green light or abandoned.

It was during his time as the head of development at Verizon that Shaygan Kheradpir began to show the world he was much more than simply an impressive technology expert, but also had a range of skills that would make him one of the top business people in the industry. At Verizon Kheradpir was given the task of overseeing the information technology department, which was the largest in the communications industry and had overheads to match. The Cornell University alum set out to cut costs and through the use of outsourcing and new technologies brought the outlay on IT of Verizon below the industry standard.

Despite only being formed in 2013 Coriant has already developed a client list totaling over 500 after the company was created from Sycamore Networks, Tellabs, and Nokia Siemens. The company has continued its growth under CEO Pat DiPietro who accepted the role on a short term basis from his position with Marlin Equity Partners; DiPietro will remain Vice-President of the Coriant brand and return to his earlier position at Marlin to leave Shaygan Kheradpir to oversee the day to day running of the technology company.

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