Shaygan Kheradpir, presently the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Coriant. Coriant is a dynamic company offering its customers solutions to industry cable, transport, and technology accessibility. Products ranging from transport network management systems to cross-connect platforms and accessories. Coriant offers global services by strategically partnering with businesses offering service solutions.
Kheradpir’s experience in business and technology fills over 28 years of financial services, technology, and leadership. Kheradpir began his technology career at GTE Corporation, moving quickly to EVP and Chief Information Officer of Verizon as part of their executive team moving the firm into an efficient, innovative, streamlined service provider.
Shaygan Kheradpir holds his bachelor and master’s degree in engineering from Cornell University. Throughout his career, Shaygan has patented multiple items in the media and telecom industry and served on the advisory board of the U.S. National Insitute of Standards and Technology.
As the CEO of Coriant, Shaygan Kheradpir brings with him a breadth experience, technology, and ingenuity working closely with the senior management. He is walking into this position with his eyes wide open. Kheradpir has spent time working with the management team early on to ensure his approach will blend and improve strategies as he progresses in his new CEO position.
Kheradpir spent approximately 10-months preparing for his new position as CEO of Coriant melding his style with the present management style to ensure the transition was cohesiveness. Seamless transitions are always an aim for new management, but change never comes without a few ripples in the water, and that includes improved management. Although Kheradpir has had a very interesting and varied journey in his career, technology has always been at the forefront of his mantra. Advancing technology, placing it into operation at the right time while focusing on business growth and profits is difficult. Blending and introducing the right blend of technology to the customer base takes planning and seamless motion.
Quoting Shaygan Kheradpir, “be it a few people or a few thousand people, the key was always to take a step back, look at the responsibilities assigned and try to figure out how to make a big difference in markets and the customers that we serve.” Excellent advice for many business operations. One way to be noticed and many times receive approval is to use this technique suggested by Kheradpir.
Much of this information was obtained from The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets, where Peter High interviewed and wrote articles about innovative ideas in the world of techno-info.