Coriant is a top optical vendor established as an independent company in 2013. It was formed after the combination of Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks, Sycamore Networks and Tellabs. Marlin Equity Partners took over the ownership of the firm in 2013. Coriant sells both hard ware and soft ware for optical transmission in the backbone network of data, voice, as well as mobile networks. These products include hiT 7300 for optical multiplexing; hiT 7100 used for electrical cross connection, and hiT 70xx used for multi service provisioning. The software products include TNMS for network management and Transnet for network planning.
Recently, Coriant tapped former Verizon veteran and Juniper CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir. He was appointed as the new CEO and chairman of the board. Shaygan Kheradpir succeeded Pat DiPietro who became the firm’s chairman. Prior to taking the new role as the CEO, Shaygan had previously served with the company’s senior management team as the operation partner at Marlin Equity Partners.
About Shaygan Kheradpir
Shaygan started his professional career at GTE that later became Verizon. At Verizon, he was appointed as the executive vice president as well as the chief information officer. As a member of the executive team at Verizon, Shaygan led in the drive for major changes. These changes include the development of FiOS program, which is one of the biggest infrastructure initiatives in the United States. The program necessitated an investment capital of $20 billion. Later, Shaygan joined Barclays.
At Barclays, Shaygan served as the chief operations manager as well as the technology officer. Additionally, he served as a member of the executive committee for the bank. He was the first technology executive to sit on the bank’s executive committee. Following his successful role at Barclays, Shaygan became the CEO of Juniper Networks. He established an integrated operating plan for Juniper Networks that cut costs and returned capital to investors.
Shaygan noted that he was attracted to work for Coriant by the comprehensive portfolio of data networking and packet optical solutions, exceptional technology innovation and a global reach. In addition, a growing customer base consisting of top tier network operators and cloud providers as well as large enterprise played a role in his decision to join Coriant.
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