Coriant, independently formed in 2013, is a company that sells hardware and software for optical transmission related to voice, data, and mobile systems. Specific products offered include Packet Optical Transport, Software defined networking, IP/MPLS Routing, MSPP, Cross Connect TDM, and Ethernet First Mile. Coriant provides services related to transport solutions for over 100 countries and is comprised of Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Optical Networks, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. Success of the company is predicted to continue especially with the recent acquisition of the new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir.
Kheradpir possesses an impressive resume displaying over 28 years of executive experience from multiple industries. Also on his resume is a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorates degree in engineering from Cornell University. Within each industry he held positions with executive titles such as Chief Operations and Information Officer. His career began with work at GTE Laboratories and developed into work at Verizon where he became president of Verizon’s e-business division. Later he joined Barclays followed by Juniper Networks where he implemented large cost cutting plans that resulted in returning $3 billion to shareholders.
Shaygan also served on Barclays’ Executive Committee, on the advisory board of the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology, and on the Cornell University Engineering Council. Directly prior to accepting the position of CEO and Chairman of the Board of Coriant Shaygan was the Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners. Now having taken over for Pat DiPietro as CEO for Coriant, his and project’s substantial success is expected to continue.