Shaygan Kheradpir is an executive that is well versed in the area of business and technology. He boasts of an experience that spans more than 28 years. Presently, Shaygan serves as the chairman of the board besides the chief executive officer of Coriant. It is a leading and proven provider of innovative networking solutions to biggest network operators in more than 100 countries. Some of the clients that Coriant serves include 9 out of the top 10 world Tier 1 service providers in communication.
Shaygan spent his childhood in Iran although he was born in London. His father was a medical doctor, specializing in nose, throat, and ear problems. Shaygan moved to the United States for his university studies. He joined Cornell University to study electrical engineering. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors, masters, and PhD in electrical engineering. His educational background has played a considerable role in the way Shaygan comes up with various strategies that have proven beneficial to the various companies that he has previously worked for.
Apart from Coriant, Shaygan has had successful spells at different companies like GTE, Verizon, Barclays and Juniper Networks. He pioneered innovative products in the technology and financial companies that rendered his services. Shaygan has the rare ability to fit in a company quickly. This ability has seen him utilize teams to create different solutions for the companies that have enlisted his services in the past. In essence, Shaygan hits the ground running immediately he is assumes office in a new company. Shaygan recalls that his first job was at GTE Labs, Boston. He started in network routing department and within no time, he was elevated to be the head of the software systems lab due to his exemplary work and ability to produce innovative systems. Working as the head of software systems lab, Shaygan assembled a team of experts that strategized on the ways of growing the business.
One of the outstanding achievements that the team and Shaygan made was developing the Telephone Operations Networks Integrated Control System (TONICS). The development of TONICS enabled GTE to deliver services to clients in an efficient way. Shaygan also restructured the core systems of the company by modernizing them thus achieving the cost reduction objective. His career success continued to illuminate even after GTE merged with Bell Atlantic. Shaygan was promoted to be the president for the e-commerce unit of the company.
He was also appointed as the chief information officer within a short period after Verizon was formed. Verizon came into being after the merger between GTE and Bell Atlantic. He used the same strategy that he had previously applied at GTE of consolidating expert teams in order to develop consumer oriented products. His strategy led in the development of FiOS that offered Verizon a competitive edge given that it predicated future trends in the market.
Shaygan transformed Verizon from a small area telephone company to a leader in the broadband communication sector. At Barclays, Shaygan led in the development of revolutionary products like Pingit. Shaygan is a transformative leader. He continues to create innovative consumer-oriented products.