Looking at the lifestyle and position held by successful businesspersons in a company, it will be easy to overlook their sacrifice and dedication. Shaygan Kheradpir is a talented, skilled and versatile man whose open and consultative management practices has enabled him to rise to the rank of the Chairman and CEO of the Board of Coriant. Coriant is a global company offering innovative networking solutions to over 100 countries with instant global and local reach. Shaygan Kheradpir was born in London and raised in Iran; his father was an ear, nose and throat doctor. He has established himself academically, holding bachelors, master and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University. He is easy to relate to, getting along so easily with other employees few weeks after joining Jupiter Networks as the CEO can attest to that.
Shaygan Kheradpir has been an advocate of teamwork and as worked toward ensuring integration of all stakeholders, starting from the customers and to the community at large. He has worked towards strengthening employee-client relationship and customer satisfaction retention management. He has comprehensive knowledge on networking and he has been updating himself on current trends especially the SDN. Serving as the CEO of Jupiter Networks, his main priorities were increasing dividends, buying back of stocks and minimization of expenses.
His career started at GTE labs in Boston where he worked on network routing, management and control. He was promoted to head of software system lab a position he is remembered for organizing and supervising a team of highly trained professionals, that masterminded the nation’s first national network management platform for GTE that integrated infrastructure, transmission and switching. The system has enabled GTE to have highly efficient and consolidated network.
These achievements were open for all to see, Shaygan was transferred to GTE headquarters in Dallas, his responsibilities here included: development of GTE’s units of wire-line, wireless, inter-networking and information. In this timeline he spearheaded the nationalization and reconstruction of the major systems enhancing cost effective operation and quality output that raised the standards of the company to high levels. Verizon was born after merging of the GTE and Bell Atlantic in 2000, Sheygan new role was the president of business unit and eventually he became the chief information officer. He employed his usual tactics and recruited a team of highly trained professionals, deals were brokered, alliances created and well performing and quality products introduced to the market. He made tremendous achievement during his time at Verizon; firstly he ensured the information technology budget was lowered by 2%. Secondly he stroke deals with sellers to cut their prices and finally new soft wares were introduced that improved Verizon’s utilization of IT hardware.
Shaygan has been able to deliver in every position and all boards he has served in. For example during his tenure as Chief Operating Officer of the Global retail and Business bank he introduced to the market the Pingit mobile paying system. His humble start to now a position of respect and influence can only be attributed to years of hard work and determination.