Shaygan Kheradpir is not the typical electrical engineer. This tech genius got his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from Cornell University. Shaygan Kheradpir majored in electrical engineering where he focused on control systems.
Shaygan got into the business world through his knowledge in electrical engineering. He applied this knowledge in all the organizations he has worked in to come up with new programs and services that are consumer-oriented. A good example is the Pingit mobile money system and the Transform Program on houzz.com he helped deploy at Barclays. At Jupiter Networks, while serving as the chief executive officer, Shaygan contributed immensely towards the deployment of the Integrated Operating Plan. Also, FiOS came into life at Verizon under the supervision of Shaygan.
Throughout his career as a business and technology executive, Mr. Kheradpir has developed teams of employees who are mission-driven and are focused on driving the change that is crucial to investors, customers, the community, and other employees within the organization. Shaygan has connected, straddled, and innovated using traditional disciplines of electrical engineering across various segments of the business world all over the globe.
Shaygan started off his career in technology and business at GTE Labs in Boston where he focused on network routing, management, and control. It did not take long for GTE Labs to appoint him as their head of the software systems lab. While holding this position, Shaygan oversaw the deployment of the Telephone Operations Network Integrated Control System. This system facilitated in consolidating GTE’s network business so that it became an operation that was highly efficient.
After Bell Atlantic and GTE merged in 2000 to form Verizon, Shaygan was named the chief information officer. Shaygan used the same zeal he had employed at GTE to achieve breakthrough results through the assembly and recruitment of world-class talent that was aware of the benefits associated with the introduction of market-leading products and services.
Shaygan also served as the chief operations and technology officer for The Barclays Group. Here, he was on the frontline in leading the development of digital controls with industrialized standards. Also, Shaygan introduced innovative products and services that focused on the consumer’s loves such as Cloudit and Pingit.
At the beginning of 2014, Shaygan was appointed the chief executive officer of Jupiter Networks. While working here, he launched the IOP discussed earlier that met the investors’ recommendations of increasing dividends, cutting on expenses and purchasing back stock.
Earlier this year, Shaygan joined the management team of Coriant. He was appointed Coriant’s CEO on 28th September 2015. He had worked with the senior management team of the company since the beginning of the year playing the role of Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners.