Coriant’s True Story


Communications and technology will always be constantly evolving and changing in today’s era. Change being a constant is one reason why companies in the telecom business such as Coriant are becoming more relevant with each passing day.

Coriant is the name of a telecommunications company that first came into existence in 2013, while the company was under the ownership of Nokia Siemens Networks, which in turn was under the ownership of Marlin Equity Partners. In the late spring of 2013, Coriant declared itself to be an independent from Nokia Siemens and would run as its own entity. Marlin Equity just recently announced a merger between Coriant and Tellabs and the newly formed business would operate under the name of Coriant. The company itself has official headquarters in both Germany and the United States.

The person responsible for running Coriant’s operations is CEO Shaygan Kheradpir. Kheradpir has long had an interest in telecommunications and business and worked alongside the various vendors that operated with the company. Because of his intensive work and dedication, Kheradpir was eventually name the CEO of the company. With him in this position, he replaced former CEO Pat DiPietro, who now serves as the vice-chairman for the company. Kheradpir is a London native who grew up living in Iran for most of his life. When he came of age, he moved to the United States and enrolled in Cornell University. When he graduated from the school, he had earned his bachelor’s, masters and doctorate degrees in the field of electrical engineering.

Upon completing college, Kheradpir earned his first job at GTE Laboratories, working as a network and routing manager and eventually being named the company chief information officer (CIO) in the process. In 2000 GTE and Bell Atlantic formed a merger and Verizon Communications was the resulting company to come from this. Kheradpir remained as the CIO of the company and was tasked with creating and managing small teams that would be developing new technology to market. One of the more famous developments that came out of Verizon was Verizon’s Fiber Optic video initiative, or FiOs. Among other feats he oversaw at the company was the reduction of information technology staff and budget by a significant amount. He also reducing purchasing from vendors and even lobbied with vendors to get them to find a way to eliminate its policy against buying technology from companies such as eBay.

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Coriant’s True Story

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