After dedicating his life to more than 30 years of business expertise, Shaygan Kheradpir has been announced to be the new CEO of Coriant. There really was no one else for the job, especially with his tenure in communications that spanned global giants like Verizon, GTE, and even Bell-Atlantic. He is replacing Pat DiePietro, who has moved on to another company to act as their corporate head. The other company is also affiliated with Coriant, but this move was something the company felt they needed to do to promote growth.
It was a time of celebration when the Iranian descendant landed one of the biggest positions around. Though Kheradpir is originally from England, his heritage if that of the Iranian culture. His father was a doctor and his mother a homemaker. He was taught that hard work always paid off, and he is living proof of that. When he graduated from college, he came to America to attend college. His selection was Cornell University. After university, he landed his first job at GTE, one of America’s biggest and best telephone companies at the time. During the 1990’s telephone technology was skyrocketing and he was on the cusp of something great in the telecommunications industry.
Though he has had many accomplishments during the years, his ability to manage a team of 7,000 people on a fiber optics spread is the most impressive. He stayed with GTE through their mergers and didn’t leave until 2011. He moved to Barclays, which some might have thought was an odd move, but after more than two decades in the phone business, he was ready to move on. Also in the cards for Kheradpir was more college. In fact, he graduated with a doctorate by the time it was all said and done. He is not only well skilled, but he has excellent companies and experience behind his name. Any company would be proud to have him.
Coriant is an optical transport vendor who felt he was perfect for the job. He has been working with the senior executive team since early this year for the takeover, but the public is just not becoming privy to this management move. There were no hard feelings between DiePietro and Kheradpir, he knew that it was time for him to go and another person lead the company into the next phase. With plenty of industry experience, he should be able to manage Coriant’s billion dollar industry.
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