Shaygan Kheradpir to Drive Coriant’s Growth

Shaygan Kheradpir was named Coriant’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board in 2015. Kheradpir had been working with the senior executive team at Coriant while serving as Operating Executive to Marlin Equity Partners, and assumes the new position to drive Coriant’s growth as a networking solutions supplier, according to an article at, a news reporting website reporting content focused on fiber optics and optoelectronics.

Kheradpir has “plenty of industry experience, having spent time at GTE and Verizon Communications and spending time as the chief operations and technology officer at Barclays Bank,” stated Ray Le Maistre, the Editor-in-Chief of LightReading, a website reporting news in the communications and caffeine-related beverages sectors.

Kheradpir holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree from Cornell University. He was named to CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame in 2007 when he was EVP and CIO at Verizon, winning recognition for iobi, a connectivity suite launched in 2003 that married the Internet with the public telephone network; Verizon’s FiOS (fiber-optic) interactive TV product, voice-over-IP service and the Verizon One phone; deploying instant messaging throughout Verizon in 2001; bringing fiber optics to millions of homes; and many other projects.–20-it-leaders-of-accomplishment.html?page=6

Kheradpir began his career at GTE in 1987, and has held executive positions at Barclay’s and Juniper Networks as well as Verizon. At Barclay’s, Kheradpir transformed retail banking through technological innovation, automation and infrastructure right sizing, expecting to save nearly $4.5 billion in 2015.

This month, Coriant announced a multi-layer network optimization and migration planning service as part of its Light IP™ Solution. This will reduce costs and complexity, issues of vital importance in this time of huge data growth and traffic workload. The new system will identify potential bottlenecks so delays and inefficiency can be eliminated, simplifying operations. For further information about innovation at Coriant, see

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