Businesses and legacies often go hand in hand with each other, and technological changes are one example of how this can happen. In some instances, one would not have to look any further than Shaygan Kheradpir.
Coriant, a technology company in the telecom company, has had its fair share of successes since it was created in 2013 and much of that can be attributed to the staff who keep the company afloat. Now Shaygan Kheradpir can count himself among the ones who make Coriant a good business. Kheradpir was recently named to be the CEO of the company, a position he earned after executives took notice of the work he has done previously and his cooperation with the vendors who worked alongside the company. With Kheradpir as the new CEO, he would be replacing Pat DiPietro, the former holder of that position who will now operate as the company’s vice chairman.
Shaygan Kheradpir is a native of the United Kingdom, being born in London but spending almost all of his youth living in Iran. When he came of age Kheradpir moved overseas to the United States to attend Cornell University. By the end of his college career, he had attained a bachelors, masters and doctorate degree, all in the field of electrical engineering. His first job after college was joining GTE Laboratories, where he worked as a network and routing manager, a job that saw him get promoted to the chief information officer (CIO) role later on because of his work.
It was in the year 2000 and GTE had merged with Bell Atlantic company and Verizon was the end result of this. Kheradpir remained as the CIO of this company and his main task was forming small teams in the company that would be responsible for developing new and innovative ideas to put on the market. One of the main contributions from this was what led to the creation of Verizon’s FiOS fiber optic initiative that allowed for home video recordings. During the course of his career at Verizon, Kheradpir had many different notes to his name, including reducing the information technology budget and staff by a significant amount, and cutting down on purchasing from vendors that got their equipment from any failed franchises.