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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.
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.
In March of 2014 the High Court of South Africa opened the trial of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. He was also charged with several gun related charges, and in September of 2014 a verdict of not guilty was returned on the murder charge, but guilty of the culpable homicide (unlawful negligent killing of a human being) and reckless endangerment with a firearm. Pistorius received a sentence of five years for the homicide and three year suspended prison sentence for the separate reckless endangerment conviction.
Pistorius won fame as a South African runner with a disability competing at high levels. He competed at multiple Paralympic Games including the 2012 Summer Olympics. Steenkamp was his girlfriend and was shot by Pistorius who claimed he thought she was an intruder. When he was taken into custody, Pistorius admitted shooting her but claimed he did not realize it was her.
Brenda Wardle is Chief of Operations of the Wardle College of Law and a journalist. She covered the trial extensively. Proceedings of the trial were played out in the international media and Pistorius almost got away with the murder. Wardle, a legal analyst, was critical of the whole thing from the beginning and knew it was not being handled properly by either side. She helped the public see how terribly the government was handling the trial.
Wardle was able to turn public opinion so that the pressure stayed on the prosecution until Pistorius finally received real jail time. She continuously kept the public updated on the trial while keeping her personal opinion out of her posts. She appeared on TV almost every day and unraveled the story Pistorius was telling by showing how ridiculous it was without twisting words. Through her updates people took a look for themselves on the information being given through the trial.
With this increased pressure being applied by the public with Wardle’s encouragement, the defense filed papers in September 2015 arguing the judge’s findings that Pistorius did not intend to kill Steenkamp. This argument was not allowed. The parole review board put off their decision for two weeks.
At the end of September 2015 the Supreme Court of Appeal confirmed the appeal and in November when they met they overturned the verdict. The verdict was upgraded to a conviction of murder, stating the lower court did not apply the rule of dolus eventualis and the claim that Pistorius was making about fearing for his life was not justified.
Pistorius will remain free on bail and can only travel within 20km of his house during the hours of 7 a.m. and noon. He will appeal the conviction in South Africa’s Constitutional Court. If the higher court does not agree to hear the appeal, he will be back in court in April 2016.
Sam Tabar is a prominent name in the legal and private investment circles. He is based in New York and has worked in different companies, therefore, being in a position to gain a lot when matters related to experience are concerned. He started his career in law before moving on to business management and capital strategy. He has worked in many companies in different roles including SPARX Group, Bank of Merill as well as Schulte Roth and Zabel, LLP. In addition to his current spell as the CEO of FullCycle Fund.
About.me reports that he first received his Bachelor of Arts with honors from Oxford University in 2000. During his campus days at Columbia Law School, he also used to work as an Associate Editor for the Columbia Business Law Review. He is a firm believer that solutions can be found in the workplace and that can help a lot of people become profitable in their future endeavors.
Due to his working in hedge fund companies in different roles and positions, he has managed to earn a lot of experience. Recently, he managed to add THINX, a startup company that makes recyclable sanitary pads for women in Africa. The company specializes in fashionable underwear that supports women a great deal in the mensuration days. The company also motivated Sam to pursue his own charitable efforts.
Through the company, the undergarments provide comfort when it is needed most to women in Africa to ensure that they never miss an opportunity in school or in any other social activity. Sam believes that the company is special in the fact that it brings forth the much-needed help to women who are also known to be society pillars. He got the chance to invest in the company when he was introduced to their founders by a friend.
Even though he was looking for an investment opportunity at the time, he could hardly resist the opportunity to invest in THINX. The company had previously made very big strides when matters related to crowdfunding were concerned. The best thing with THINX is the fact that it is phenomenal and it does not manufacture ordinary products therefore having a unique edge in the market.
Sam is a good example of an individual who believes in hard work and sacrifice. Throughout his career, he has managed to perform exceptionally and help others achieve the same. Now that he has invested in THINX, the company is expected to make very big moves when matters related to getting the brand accepted globally are concerned. The world needs more like Sam and more of THINX to achieve growth faster. He’s on Instagram if you would like to follow his career further.