Coriant telecommunications launched in 2013 in both Munich, Germany, and Naperville, USA. The technology company, fronted by new CEO Shaygan Kheradpir, Chairman Robert Legget and Vice Chairman Pat DiPietro, services a global audience and currently has about 3000 employees.
Coriant began in the Transmission Technology department of Siemens based in Munich, Germany. The official launch under the Coriant name was announced by OFC/NFOEC in March 2013, and on May 6 of the same year, Coriant began to operate independently from Nokia Siemens Networks under the new ownership of Marlin Equity Partners. A merge with Marlin Equity-owned Sycamore took place in January 2013, and it was announced soon after that Coriant would be branching out overseas with the opening of Coriant America Inc..
Coriant serves as a hardware and software vendor for optical transmission in the backbone data network for voice, data and mobile networks. They also sell software products for network management and network planning.
Coriant develops fast and efficient solutions for some of today’s major networking problems, and a company with such high ambitions and large responsibility must fall under the leadership of an individual who is as passionate about the future as they are experienced in the current industry. For Coriant, this is new Chief Executive Officer Shaygan Kheradpir.
Shaygan Kheradpir earned his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from Cornell University in engineering and was on the advisory board for the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology, as well as the Cornell University Engineering Council. He has multiple patents for telecom, media and payments and has risen to be the head of Coriant after beginning his career at GTE Corporation. He is the former EVP & Chief Information Officer of Verizon, and a member of the leadership team which is one of the United State’s largest infrastructure programs with a capital investment of over $20 billion. Throughout his career, Shaygan has proved himself to be not only passionate about his work, but also dedicated and drive, and it is this level of commitment that he now brings to the future of Coriant.