A Look at Coriant

Telecommunications is a business field that has a very heavy influence on the world we live in, and continues to grow with each passing day. Coriant is a company involved in this field and knows this too well.

Coriant is the name of an independent telecom company that was first created in 2013, having its company headquarters in Germany and the United States. The company was originally part of Nokia Siemens Networks before it got its own start but then decided to declare itself as an independent company that is also owned by Marlin Equity Partners. Along with this, Marlin Equity has made the announcement that Coriant and Tellabs, another telecom company that supplies the technology for Coriant, will take part in a business merger while everything as a whole will run as Coriant.

Heading the company of Coriant is Shaygan Kheradpir, the CEO. Kheradpir was recently appointed to the position of CEO and chairman of the board, after having worked closely with all of the vendors and partners of the company, specifically with Marlin Equity. With him in the leading position he now takes over for Pat DiPietro, who is now the vice chariman of Coriant.

Kheradpir himself is a native of London, United Kingdom but spent a chunk of his youth living in Iran. Eventually he decided to move to the United States and attend Cornell University, receiving bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in the electrical engineering field. After college he took his first job as a network routing manager at GTE Laboratories, which merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon in 2000. He served as the president of one division and was then promoted to the first chief information officer (CIO) of the company. Over the course of his career at Verizon, he was responsible for numerous breakthroughs and accomplishments, including reducing the information tech budget, cutting down on the necessary staff needed and reductions in spending from technology vendors. His team was also able to develop and fix certain systems in Verizon, such as the calling center and any customer service systems.