Coriant is a global telecommunications company that was established in the year 2013. Before it became an independent company, Coriant was the transmission technology department of Siemens until Marlin Equity Partners acquired it. The company’s headquarters are in Munich, Naperville, Germany and the USA. Coriant is involved in selling optical transmission hardware and software required for voice, data and mobile networks. Some of these products include the Intelligent Network Management Systems, Packet Optical Transport Solutions, Optical Planning Solutions, Cross-Connect/TDM Solutions, Edge Routing Solutions, Optical LAN and Broadband Access. All of these products are used in optical multiplexing fiber optic cables, electrical cross-connection of optical paths and multi-service provisioning software used in network management and network planning.
The company’s Chief Executive Officer, Shaygan Kheradpir is a notable business and technology executive. He holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Shaygan Kheradpir has had an outstanding career. He started off working as a network manager and controller at GTE Laboratories in 1987. He was later promoted to Chief Information Officer. In the year 2000, while he was still the Chief Information Officer, GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon Communications. Kheradpir was then appointed the president of the company’s e-business division. He, however, didn’t hold the position for long as he was quickly appointed to be the organization’s first Chief Information Officer/Chief Technology Officer. During his tenure, Shaygan Kheradpir reduced the company’s IT staff by 20%, reduced purchases made from technology vendors by 30% and reduced the company’s information technology budget by 2%. In 2011, he moved to Barclays Bank where he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail and Business Bank. Two years later he was promoted to Chief Operations and Technology Officer. He became the organization’s first technology executive to sit on the executive team of the bank. He, however, didn’t enjoy this position for long as he was appointed CEO of Juniper Networks within a few months. He later moved to Marlin Equity Partners which established Coriant and hence appointed the company’s CEO. Kheradpir also served on the board of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from 2010 to 2013. He also served on the Advisory Board of the YMCA of Greater New York between 2007 and 2010.