Coriant is a networking solutions provider formed in 2013 as a merger of Sycamore Networks, Tellabs, and Nokia Siemens Networks Optical Networks, the three largest networking companies before the merger was completed. Nine of the top ten tier 1 communications service providers use Coriant’s networks, marking the company’s significant market share.
Shaygan Kheradpir is currently the CEO and chairman of the board of Coriant. Kheradpir previously worked at Marlin Equity Partners, the financier of Coriant, and has extensive experience in the science and practice of electrical engineering. Kheradpir’s first big-time job was with Verizon Communications as EVP and CIO. He implemented thirty-day review cycles to change the company’s direction at any time, oversaw the production of FiOS, and cut his division’s budget in half without sacrificing performance.
Coriant maintains strong customer relationships in more than one hundred countries. The company provides clients with advanced physical routers and network management systems as well as unique solutions to phone networks, submarine networks, rural networks, digital financial problems, among many others. Coriant also provides clients with network system training to improve overall employee performance.
Kheradpir’s outstanding career is seeded in his learning experience at Cornell University: he holds a doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Kheradpir has served on Cornell University’s Engineering Council, an advisory board to the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also has patented several payment systems, telecommunication facilitators, and media ideas.