Shaygan Kheradpir, born in London, holds a PhD in electrical engineering. He received this degree from Cornell University, where he also attended undergrad. Shaygan Kheradpir is an executive businessman who also specializes in technology. Currently, he holds the Chief Executive Officer position at Coriant, which sells hardware and software for EOT. These optical transmissions apply to networks such as voice, data and mobile. Kheradpir originally contributed to the inception of the FiOS network at Verizon, making him a trailblazer in the industry. His business as well as technology knowledge have led him through a successful career. He has also held high positions at Barclays as well as bring Chief Executive Officer at a company called Juniper Networks.
Shaygan Kheradpir on mtv started off his successful career at GTE Corporation, which turned into Verizon when it merged with Bell Atlantic. He served as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer here for over a decade. His main focus was to lead a large team that supported IT systems and worked on the development of new products. Another succeeded goal while at Verizon was to reduce the company’s technology spending. He did this by about 30% due to his negotiation skills with vendors, as well as outsourcing labor to India. Additionally, he improved their use of IT assets.
Following Verizon, Kheradpir worked at Barclays for two years before becoming the Chief Executive Officer at Juniper Networks. Kheradpir took lessons that he had learned from Verizon and Barclay’s to apply them to his position at Juniper. He found Verizon to be a US centered company, and a main player and core carrier in providing wireless service. Then at Barclay’s, he found a worldwide company with offices in Africa, Singapore, New York, and London. Working at both Verizon and Barclay’s gave Kheradpir an idea of the wide spectrum of clients that he would then be catering to at Juniper. He found a lot of lessons in common among the companies, as well as some differences. While at Juniper, Kheradpir launched a new plan that incorporated integrated operating. This was influenced by the recommendations of investors of the company. The goal was to reduce expenses, increase their dividends, and buy back stock.
Although only at Juniper for a short time, Kheradpir moved on to join the management team at Coriant. It did not take long before he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Coriant.
Kheradpir extensive professional career and clear drive for success has only led him up the professional ladder. His commitment to innovation and development in technology has made a huge impact on the field.