Coriant is an networking solutions development company launched in 2013. They specialise in creating innovative solutions for cloud businesses. Coriant has its German headquarters in Munich and American headquarters in Naperville, with about 3000 employees and clients in over 100 countries.
Coriant was founded in Germany by the powerful merger of Sycamore Networks and Nokia Siemens Networks in March 2013. In May of the same year, Coriant was acquired by Marlin Equity Partners and merged with Tellabs, becoming independent of Nokia Siemens Network. Together these companies are credited with over 35 years of experience in the field of technological innovation.
Their portfolio includes operational complexity reduction in networks, improving multi-networked utilization, and developing newer services catering to the fast-changing demands of mobile, cloud and video consumers. Their clients include fixed-line and mobile operators, cloud operators, content providers, financial services and utility companies as well as government institutions. The company’s philosophy is focused on making the experience of a networked user in today’s world as optimal as possible, a mission helmed by its Chairman and CEO Shaygan Kheradpir.
Kheradpir is a business executive with over 28 years of experience in financial services, technology and telecom industries. He began his career at GTE Corporation, where he was CIO before being appointed as the EVP and CIO of Verizon Communications, a company formed after the merger of GTE and Blue Atlantic. While at Verizon, Kheradpir is credited with the development of FiOS, a $20 billion worth infrastructure program, one of biggest in the country, as well as Verizon One, a portable device combining a phone, modem and router.
Post Verizon, Kheradpir went on to become the COO of the Global Retail and Business bank at Barclays. He went on to become the CEO of Juniper Networks, where he developed an Integrated Operating Plan for the company’s growth. Shaygan then briefly joined Marlin Equity Partners to dabble in technology investments, before taking on the role of Coriant’s CEO.
Kheradpir spent his childhood in Iran, moving to the United States to study at Cornell University, where he pursued his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He was a board member of the National Institute of Standards & Technology and the Cornell University Engineering Council. Additionally, Kheradpir has several patents in the media and telecom industries to his name. In his free time, he blogs about his business interests on his website and twitter.