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Shaygan Kheradpir: Resilient Leader and CEO of Coriant

Shaygan Kheradpir has always been a go-getter in whatever endeavor he chooses to engage in. This same principle is definitely true in his career aspirations as well. Kheradpir is the current CEO of Coriant, and the scope of his career has demonstrated his resiliency. There are many examples, but one particular instance definitely stands out. Before getting into that though, it is important to fully understand how the man arrives at his present state of success. How did he get to where he is today? So first, here is a little biographical information:

Shaygan Kheradpir began his illustrious career as a network routing assistant with GTE Laboratories in 1987. He rose through the ranks and eventually became the Chief Information Officer with the firm and served as president of Verizon’s business division after GTE merged with Bell Atlantic. He remained there until 2011 when he joined Barclay’s as a technology executive. In 2014 he left for a brief tenure as CEO at Juniper Networks and then in 2015 he became the current CEO of Coriant.

Kheradpir’s resiliency comes with the territory. In order to be a stellar chief executive, an individual must have tenacity. Kheradpir understands that sometimes people might encounter difficulty in life, but he also understands that where there is a will there is a way. Shaygan Kheradpir possesses the intangibles needed to be a fully professional chief executive and he understands the needed invisible and intangible attributes necessary to run a multi-billion dollar and multi-national company.

Kheradpir is not the type of person to give up, as his most recent position can attest. He did some headhunting and engaged in a relentless job search, and he was able to land the CEO position at Coriant less than a year later. The officials at Coriant have stated time and again that they feel fortunate to have an individual such as Kheradpir because of his extensive industry experience.

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