The Success of Coriant Under The Leadership of Shaygan Kheradpir

Coriant is a certified supplier of innovative networking solutions to prominent network operators in more than 100 countries. These includes nine of the top ten international Tier one Communication Service Providers (CSPs), as well as government agencies, cloud providers, and enterprises. Coriant solutions are a resilient foundation for billions of dollars in end-user service revenue.

Marlin Equity Partners founded Coriant through the great combination Nokia Siemens Network (NSN), Tellabs, Optical Networks, and Sycamore Networks Businesses. The firm provides the best -in-class mobile hauling solutions and optical transport built on a distinguished heritage of more than 35 years of technology innovation.

Coriant holds over 1800 patents. Some of the company’s pioneering achievements include the global record for transmission capacity, the industry’s first optical layer SDN solution and ROADM-on-a-blade, unique mTera Universal Transport Platform switching abilities for OTN packet, and SDH services.

Shaygan Kheradpir is the chairperson and CEO of Coriant. He is a renowned technology and business leader with more than 28 years of experience in the financial, technology and service industry. Shaygan began his professional career at GTE Corporation, where he was subsequently appointed Verizon’s EVP and Chief Information Officer. He was the member of the managerial leadership team driving the systems efficiency, modernization, pioneering, and innovation product initiatives including FiOS. Shaygan later joined Barclays where he spearheaded the Transform Program, a historical transformation in the banking sector.

Before his new role at Coriant, Shaygan was an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners, where he was focusing on strategic telecom and technology investment. Shaygan went to Cornell University and holds a Ph.D., masters, and bachelors in engineering. His leadership skills are proven and he has an extensive business, industry, and operational experiences. His expertise will play a significant role for Coriant as demand for data-intensive end-user applications leads to expanded market opportunities. Some of the current opportunities in this industry include long haul transport deployments and mobile backhaul upgrades underlying the advancement to 4G and 5G.