Coriant’s History

January 26, 2016 in Business, Tech Business

As the years go on and more businesses come into fruition, technology forces many of them to adapt and change to the environment. Coriant, a telecommunications company, is just one example of how technology is pushing everything forward.

Coriant is the name of an independent telecom company that first came into being back in 2013. Originally, the company was a part of the larger Nokia Siemens Networks, which in turn was owned by Marlin Equity Partners. On May the Sixth of 2013, the company declared its own independence and operated as its own entity, after having merged with another company called Sycamore earlier. Only just recently, Marlin Equity has taken steps to merge with Coriant and Tellabs, another telecom company, as the whole group together will be run as Coriant.

Throughout its short history, Coriant has enjoyed much success as well as changes in leadership, one of them coming in the form of current CEO Shaygan Kheradpir.

Kheradpir was recently named the CEO of the company, after having spent plenty of time working closely with the vendors and team specialists to support the company and finding new avenues of success. He replaces former CEO Pat DiPietro, who is now serving as the vice chairman of Coriant.

Kheradpir is a London native who spent a large chunk of his youth living in Iran. After completing his high school years, he moved to the United States and attended Cornell University. While there he earned his bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in the field of electrical engineering. Upon completing his college studies, Kheradpir grabbed his first job at GTE Laboratories, where he worked as a network routing manager. He was so good at this job he was given a promotion to chief information officer of the company. Shortly afterwards in 2000, GTE and Bell Atlantic merged to form Verizon, where he remained the CIO. While at Verizon, he was responsible for multiple feats, including reducing the spending budget for the company and reducing the number of information technology staff needed to run everything. He also negotiated with vendors to reduce their spending prices.