Shaygan Kheradpir is stirring things up once again in the telecommunications industry. The former CEO of Juniper Networks Inc. caused quite a buzz in the weeks prior to and up until his eventual resignation from the company in November, 2015. His departure came about after a highly publicized whirlwind of events that started with attacks from investors and was followed by investigations of company strategies, employee layoffs, and several other executive resignations. Now Kheradpir is making headlines again but this time on a more positive note with his acceptance of a CEO position at Coriant, Inc.
The move to Coriant is no small move as Coriant, Inc is considered to be a major player in the telecom/technology industry. According to LinkedIn, “Coriant is a proven supplier of innovative networking solutions to leading network operators in over 100 countries. Coriant customers include nine of the top 10 global Tier 1 Communications Service Providers (CSPs), as well as cloud providers, enterprises, and government agencies.” Coriant is headquartered in Munich, Germany and some of its industry rivals include Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Huawei, Nokia Networks, and Ericsson.
There are some skeptics who question whether Coriant has made a wise hiring decision with the new addition of Shaygan Kheradpir since his controversial exit from Juniper. Obviously though, there are others who are hopeful regarding what the new CEO could bring to the table and are excited about his potential to increase revenue and lead the company to greater expansion. Kheradpir certainly has an impressive set of qualifications and experience on his resume with his previous employment in senior level positions at GTE and Verizon Communications and also a role as chief technology and operations officer for Barclays Bank. In all, Kheradpir has more than 28 years of executive experience in the telecommunications, technology and business sectors.
Shaygan Kheradpir will take over the role that was previously held by Pat DiPietro, who will be taking over the seat of vice chairman and operating partner for Marlin Equity Partners, the private investment group that is the parent company of Coriant. DiPietro is looking forward to the change of roles and is especially excited about bringing Kheradpir onboard. DiPietro responded to the announcement by saying, “We are honored to welcome Shaygan to Coriant and fortunate to have an executive of his caliber leading the company. His strategic insight and guidance on focused operational execution have been invaluable since we began working together earlier this year, and we are confident in his ability to drive Coriant to the next level of growth.” The next few months will be a critical time for both Shaygan Kheradpir and for Coriant and it will be interesting to see what happens next–one thing is for sure though, there will be plenty of eyes watching to see how this next phase will unfold.
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