Shaygan Kherapdpir has accomplished many great things in life. He currently lives in Naperville Illinois where he is the of a company called Coriant. It is a company in the telecommunications industry. Shaygan an American citizen of ethnic Iranian descent. In college, he was educated in business as well as engineering.
He has lived in many places around the world. His father was a doctor who treated patients for nasal and respiratory problems. Shaygan was born in London, England in the year 1960, but he also spent time in his parents native country of Iran in his childhood. When Shaygan graduated high school he was accepted into Cornell University and traveled to America to study electrical engineering. He was a very bright student who loved to learn and so after finishing his bachelor’s he chose to earn a Master’s degree as well as a doctoral degree as an electrical Engineer.
After graduating college Shaygan joined the work-force. Soon after this he landed a position at GTE where he worked on emerging technology in network routing. He rose up the ranks and was promoted to head of software systems where he pioneered innovative technology in network management platforms. As a result of his brilliance and hard work he was finally given a position at GTE’s headquarters in Dallas and from here he became the Chief Information Officer of the company. As the company’s CIO he was in charge of all the wireless and networking for the entire corporation.
GTE eventually merged with Bell Atlantic which subsequently renamed itself to Verizon. He was CIO of this new company as well as its Chief Technology Officer and president of the e-business division. At this time, Shaygan moved to New York. He led initiatives to improve the company’s operations through the use of automation and emerging technologies.
He saw the potential of FIOS to provide customers with the fastest internet they had experienced and led Verizon to create an award winning FIOS service. Shaygan decided to move on from Verizon, joining Barclays in 2011 as their Chief Operating Officer. In 2014, he became the CEO of Juniper Networks a Silicon Valley IT company where he cut costs to help improve the company’s profits. After his time at Juniper, Shaygan chose to accept the CEO position at his current company Coriant. He is bringing the company into a new era of development and building on its existing platform.