Networking-solutions firm Coriant names new CEO, chairman
Naperville-based Coriant, a supplier of innovative networking solutions to a global marketplace, recently said Shaygan Kheradpir has been named CEO and chairman of the board.
Kheradpir comes to Coriant from Marlin Equity Partners, where, as operating executive, he worked closely with Coriant’s senior management team over the past several months. With his intimate knowledge of strategic planning and operations, Kheradpir can hit the ground running to drive Coriant’s growth strategy and strengthen its focus on solutions that are important to customers. Kheradpir will succeed President and CEO Pat DiPietro, who will transition to the position of vice chairman, as well as return to his role as operating partner at Marlin.
“What attracted me to Coriant was its comprehensive portfolio of packet optical and data-networking solutions, world-class technology innovation, global reach and expanding customer base of top-tier network operators, as well as cloud providers and large enterprises,” Kheradpir said. “As market drivers intensify the imperative for an entirely new level of efficiency and innovation in network architectures, operations and service creation, Coriant will enable our customers with cost-disruptive networking solutions optimized for the highest degree of automation, programmability and service agility.”
With a reputation as a proven leader with extensive industry, business and operational experience, Kheradpir’s leadership and expertise are expected to play key roles at Coriant, as the demand for data-intensive end-user applications continues to increase, and expanded market opportunities are expected to explode in the coming years.
“We are honored to welcome Shaygan to Coriant and fortunate to have an executive of his caliber leading the company,” DiPietro said of his successor. “His strategic insight and guidance on focused operational execution have been invaluable since we began working together earlier this year, and we are confident in his ability to drive Coriant to the next level of growth.”
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