Shaygan Kheradpir belongs to the crème de la crème of technology business executives. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Coriant and has a degree, masters and doctorate in electrical engineering from the Cornell University. Throughout his career, Shaygan Kheradpir has contributed immensely to the development and universal acceptance of technology in communication. For instance, when he was working in Verizon, he was deeply involved in FiOS deployment and while at Barclays, he was among the developers of Pingit, a mobile money system.
He started his career at GTE Corporation that later formed a merger with Bell Atlantic to make Verizon in 2000. While at the company, he served as the Chief Technology Officer and was the team leader of a 7000 member team that developed new products and IT systems. Shaygan Kheradpir on ece.cornell.edu was very instrumental in reducing the company’s total spending to about 30 percent though negotiating with vendors and outsourcing from India.
From 2011 to 2013, he was working at Barclays before becoming the Chief Executive Officer of Jupiter Networks. He was born in London but spent most of his childhood in Iran. He attended his high school at Aiglon College and proceeded to the United States for university. His first job was in the network routing, control and management section at GTE from where he rose through the ranks to become the Chief Information Officer who was widely respected for his delivering products on schedule.
When GTE merged with Bell Atlantic, he became the Verizon e-products division and later became the company’s first Chief Technology Officer. During his tenure, he worked very hard to seeing to it that the company diversified into a broader range of automated services and operations. He formed small teams that were each responsible for developing and coming up with new ideas and products. He went ahead and implemented a thirty-day prototype that the teams used to test as well as modify new technologies in development.
His motivated team worked overtime and long hours because the demand for new products development was intense. The team was instrumental in coming up with the company’s fiber optic video initiative as well as many other phenomenal initiatives. The team also came up with an app that manages caller ID’s and address books across different devices. The same team also played a very big role in re-engineering the company’s core systems that included its website, call center and customer service systems.
During his tenure at Verizon, the company made a tremendous improvement in reducing the information technology budget from the industry’s average of six percent to around four percent. Between 2000 and 2003, he reduced the staff by around twenty percent and also reduced purchasing from technology vendors.
He joined Barclays as a Chief Operating Officer of its Global Retail and Business section and was deeply involved in developing new customer products which prompted him to become the Chief Operations and Technology Officer. He also made history as being the first technology executive to sit on the executive board at Barclays. He later proceeded to join Jupiter Networks and worked hard to align it with proper recommendations by reducing expenses, increasing dividends and buying bay stock.