Drug scandals rock music legends and yet new albums eventually get released much to the excitement of fans. Corruption scandals tarnish politicians who often get reelected with landslide victories after public shaming. Sex scandals are common among televangelists & a myriad of woes often plague those who are famous for just being famous, were looking at you Kardashians. Its not unusual for one who has been surrounded by scandal, dissension and controversy to come back better than ever, we are used to that in this country. Its isn’t often, however, in the world of finance and big business to hear about a major comeback for a shining star who left the public eye surrounded by a air of controversy, but that is exactly what is happening with well-known CEO Shaygan Kheradpir who, after his tumultuous tenure at Juniper Networks last year has now found a new, and seemingly happier home with optical transport giant Coriant. It seems like a marriage made in heaven and for good reason, Kheradpir is the best at what he does and at Coriant he is stepping into a role that has already been filled with decisive and strong leadership, and is ready to bring his fresh and lively perspective to make a great company even better.
Shaygan Kheradpir, isn’t stepping into his new job with is eyes closed however, this time he has been working closely with the parent company of Coriant, Marlin Equity Partners as their operating executive and has been closely connected to the day to day operations of the man who he is succeeding, Pat DiPietro, who moves to position of vice chairman along with a return to his previous role as operating partner at Marlin. Kheradpir who has over 28 years as a high ranking executive in the fields of telecom, financial services, and technology, is more than qualified to lead Coriant into a new age where the need for instant information access is more crucial than ever.
Kheradpir has also worked at Barclay’s, Verison and GTE with success following him at every stop. He is known for being a bit aggressive in his strategy, often to the disagreement with those under him who have become used to the status quo, this is what is necessary though to take what is not working and turn it around and to take what is good and make it great. At Coriant, his role will be a bit of a challenge but not one that he is shying away from. He is charged with helping to grow the company in a market that is filled with a large number of established vendors. The goal at is to become a vendor who brings a new mindset to handling large customers and data carriers. The end game is position the company in a way that it is the predominate provider of packet-optical systems.
There are some who may be questioning the choice of Coriant for their new CEO and Board Chairman, but truth be told there is none better to bring the new vision of the company to fruition. Kheradpir has a proven track record of success and all things point to his tenure at Coriant being not only a long one, but one that will bring more accolade to both him and the organization. Its a comeback story we don’t often hear, but its one that if anyone can pull off its a man who has made a career of steering comebacks for the corporations he heads.