The Coriant brand is one of the most successful new entrants into the optical networking industry of recent years after the former department of German technology giant Siemens was purchased by Marlin Equity Partners. Under the guidance of Marlin’s Pat DiPietro the Coriant brand has looked to develop further with the acquisition of a number of different companies that have been merged into Coriant to improve the development of hardware and software. The company has been under the leadership of DiPietro as the CEO since it was formed in 2013, but is now looking for a more focused technology based leader in the form of former Verizon executive Shaygan Kheradpir.
For more than 20 years Shaygan Kheradpir has been one of the stars of the technology industry through his work with GTE Labs and Verizon. During his time with both of these technology companies the changes Kheradpir made to their development departments did not go unnoticed at boardroom level across the industry. Kheradpir was the first to set a 30 day deadline for all research into new technology, which he aided by dividing his research teams into smaller groups who were focused on developing only a small part of each piece of new hardware or software.
Shaygan Kheradpir has spent a large amount of his career working with technology based companies, but has also branched out to provide his expertise for industry leaders looking to increase their use of new technologies. One of the most important steps taken by the Cornell University graduate was to develop his role at Barclays, the financial giant who were looking for the best ways of bringing their financial business into line with the latest technologies. Kheradpir headed the development of the PingIt mobile payments platform, which forms the basis of the wireless payment options used by most banks to the present day.
Coriant executives believe Shaygan Kheradpir can use his skills in both technology and business to bring about a larger level of success than they have already achieved in the development of this optical networking giant.