The Life and Contributions of Shaygan Kheradpir in the Cooperate World


Shaygan Kheradpir is a figure to reckon with in the cooperate world. His career in the business world can be traced from high-ranking positions in various companies including Juniper Networks, GTE, Barclays, and Verizon. Consequently, he boasts of outstanding experience in helping companies achieve their desired objectives, especially in the management and technology areas.

Kheradpir began his outstanding cooperate career at GTE in 1987 where he worked as an engineer. After working in network routing division for some time, he was promoted to management and control. In this division, Kheradpir was charged with overseeing the software systems. Later on, he was promoted to GTE headquarters, which are situated in Dallas as the Chief Information Officer.

Upon the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, Verizon Communications was established followed by Kheradpir assuming the position of president for the e-business division. At Verizon, he served as the first Chief Information Officer as well as Chief Technology Officer. In his role in the company, he managed to lead Verizon to greater expansion of its telecommunication services.

Later in 2011, Kheradpir made a transition from Verizon to Barclays as its Chief Operating Officer. Subsequently, he was promoted to the Chief Technology Officer. In his new role, he was tasked with managing the automation of the bank’s global credit card, retail, wealth management, business and investment banking activities.

Juniper Networks
After working for Barclays for about three years, he moved to Jupiter networks to become the company’s Chief Executive Officer. At Juniper, he helped initiate a restructuring and cost-cutting strategy.

His current position is at Coriant, where he is the chairperson of the board as well as is CEO. This was after a short duration of working as an Operating Partner of the Marlin Equity Partners, which created Coriant.
In-Depth Look at Shaygan

Shaygan’s birth can be traced in 1960 from London, England. However, he did not grow up in England since his father relocated the family back to their native country, Iran. Later on, Shaygan moved to the United States to pursue college or university education at the Cornell University. At Cornell, he attained a Bachelor, Master and doctoral degree in electrical engineering.

Due to Kheradpir’s remarkable academic record, he was made a member of the Engineering Council at Cornell University. Not only has he served in various companies as a top executive but also as a member of numerous boards including the YMCA of the Greater New York, United States National Institute of Standards and Technology.


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