Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm that manages over $3 billion of capital. Shaygan Kheradpir, who has been working closely with its senior management team, has proven his value and was named as Coriant CEO and Chairman of the Board. The soundness of this decision was called into question in an article on the Lightreading.com website in November, 2015 despite all the obvious reasons stated in an in September. The same wisdom and intelligence was at work at Marlin Equity Partners when they combined the Nokia, Tellabs and Sycamore Network to create Coriant. Thisdecision provided 35 years of technology innovation to create a company that serves leading network operators in over 100 countries and provide services to both mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, cable MSOs, corporations, governments, financial institutions and utility companies.
With over 28 years of business and executive experience in positions at companies including Verizon, Barclays, GTE and Juniper Networks, his contributions to cost cutting and product development also makes him an excellent choice. He has been actively involved in the company’s strategic planning and operations and is thought to be the right person to drive Coriant’s growth strategy, focus efforts on the needs of customers and stay ahead of the competition. As Pat DiPietro, who is returning to his position as operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners after serving as CEO and president at Coriant, stated Shaygan is a proven leader with extensive industry, business, and operational experience whose leadership and expertise will play a critical role for the company.
He developed new product ideas, quickened prototype cycle and modified technologies that where in development. He was also influential in the development of the FiOS fiber optic video initiative and DVR. At Barclays, he helped develop the Pingit mobile payment software and sat on the executive team. He was also responsible for Juniper Networks’ Integrated Operating Plan, cut cost and improved returns to shareholders by $3 billion. His attraction to Coriant stems from their comprehensive portfolio of packet optical and data networking solutions, world-class technology innovations and global reach. With an expanding customer base of network operators, cloud providers and large enterprises, creating a new level of efficiency and innovation in architectures, operations and service creation at Coriant will allow customers cost disruptive networking solutions optimized with the highest degree of automation, programmability and service agility. The decision to put Shaygan Kheradpir at the helm is as sound as the investments that Marlin Equity Partners make on a daily basis.
Follow Kheradpir on Twitter