Shaygan Kheradpir will be taking over for Pat DiPietro as CEO at Coriant. The telecommunications giant had to look no further than parent company, Marlin Equity Partners, where Kheradpir was an Operations Executive, in finding their new CEO. In this role, Kheradpir worked closely with senior management at Coriant for almost a year.

Experienced Leadership
Coriant says goodbye to former CEO Pat DiPietro, who will take over Kheradpir’s old role at Marlin Equity Partners. DiPietro had only the highest praise for Coriant’s new boss and highlighted Kheradpir’s experience, insight, and ability to drive the company to new heights as reasons for his appointment. Experience is one of Kheradpir’s strong suits. He has over 28 years of experience in the telecommunications business. He has worked at Verizon, GTE, and Barclays Bank in various capacities of executive management, and it is this experience that Coriant’s hierarchy will aide him in his tenure as CEO. More information about Kheradpir’s appointment can be found here.

Education and Experience
Kheradpir grew up Iran but attended university in the United States. He holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and P.H.D. from Cornell University in engineering. His first position was at GTE Laboratories, where he worked in various capacities, eventually becoming Chief Information Officer. After this, he was appointed as CIO of Verizon and oversaw the FiOS project. He then was named as Chief Technology Officer of Barclays Bank. He was tasked with bringing the bank into the 21st century by heading up the company’s TRANSFORM plan. His position before joining Marlin Equity Partners was as CEO of Juniper Networks. Here he developed the Integrated Operating Plan and was tasked with growing the Cloud Builder and High IQ Networking departments.

Committees and Conclusion
Along with executive positions in business, Kheradpir, holds several leadership roles in various committees. He is on the advisory board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is also on the advisory board of the Cornell Engineering Council and the YMCA of Greater New York. Through holding these various roles, Kheradpir, has honed his leadership skills over 28 years. It is evident that Coriant has chosen the right man for their new CEO and it will be interesting to see how much the company grows under his watch.

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