If there is anything that is a constant, it is that technology is always going to change and evolve. Telecommunications, by extension, will go along with these changes and companies that operate in this field such as Coriant are proof of this.
Coriant is the name of a telecom company that was first founded back in 2013. At the time, the company was part of the Nokia Siemens Network, which was an equipment company that itself was under the ownership of Marlin Equity Partners. By the spring of that year the company officially declared its independence from Nokia Siemens and was now working as a separate entity. More recently, the company was allowed to be merged with Tellabs, another telecom company, on the orders from Marlin Equity and the new entity will be operating as Coriant.
The man making sure that Coriant stays in good shape is Shaygan Kheradpir, the CEO of the company. Kheradpir was recently appointed to the CEO position, after having worked closely with vendors that cooperate with Coriant, over some time. With Kheradpir in the top position, he replaces former CEO Pat DiPietro, who will now serve as the vice chairman to the company. In his early life, Kheradpir was a London native who lived in Iran in his younger years before moving to the United States. While there, he attended Cornell University and earned his bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees in the field of electrical engineering.
His work with the company was so impressive that his employers eventually granted him the position of CIO, or chief information officer. In 2000 GTE and Bell Atlantic came together and formed what is now known as Verizon. Kheradpir remained as the CIO of the company and one of his first tasks was forming small groups of workers who were responsible for developing new ideas to advance technology and to put on the market. Over the course of his tenure at Verizon, Kheradpir was responsible for several feats, such as reducing the information technology staff and budget necessary by a significant amount. He was also able to aggressively negotiate with vendors to help reduce spending prices on other forms of technology.