Reality is as fast-paced as the data racing through networks and clouds. Companies need to be original in order to keep up with the times. Coriant is a globally known name that emanates power in the telecommunications industry. Though Coriant was founded in 2013, the company has already climbed to the highest echelons of Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and is internationally acclaimed. Such reputation could not have been gained were it not for Coriant’s devotion to innovation and the admirable leadership of CEO and Chairman of the Board Shaygan Kheradpir.
London born and raised in Iran, Shaygan Kheradpir set his sights on an American education and embraces the pursuit of happiness with fervor. Upon obtaining a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, Kheradpir endeavored to alter global telecommunications. Kheradpir has a 28-year long history in business and technological fields. He started out at GTE Corporation but was awarded the role of Verizon’s EVP and CEO in January 2000 during the Bell Atlantic merger.
At Verizon, Kheradpir spearheaded the modernization and efficiency of the system while simultaneously developing currently popular products like FiOS and DVR. Much of his successes can be seen in the evolution of Verizon’s foundation, such as the customer service system. In 2011 Kheradpir was hired by Barclays Bank, contributed to the bank’s mobile Pingit app, and completed the TRANSFORM program. He soon after became the CEO of Juniper Networks, a pioneering corporation based in Silicon Valley, but switched to Coriant in 2015.
The company is formed by Marlin Equity Partners, Tellabs, Nokia Siemens Networks and Sycamore Networks. The network operates in over 48 countries worldwide, utilizing minds like Kheradpir’s to deliver achievements like the world record for transmitting 57.6 Tbps over hollow core fiber.
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