As time moves forward and technology progresses, the industries that rely on technology also must change and adapt, and make a place in the modern era. Companies in the industry such a Coriant know this like many others would.
Coriant is the name of a telecommunications company that got its first start back in 2013. The company, which has its headquarters in both Germany and the United States, was originally under the ownership of Nokia Siemens Networks, which in turn was owned by Marlin Equity Partners. In the spring of 2013, the company made the announcement that it would declare its independence from Nokia and become its own entity. More recently, Marlin Equity partners has decided to form merger between Coriant and Tellabs, another telecom company, and as a result everything will operate under the name of Coriant.
Kheradpir serves as the current CEO of the company, after putting in long hours of work cooperating with vendors within and outside of the company. With him as CEO, Kheradpir now replaces former CEO Pat DiPietro, who now serves as the vice chairman of the company. Kheradpir is a London native who spent a large portion of his younger years living in Iran, but left for the United States to attend Cornell University. While there, he earned his bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering.
His work with the company impressed his employers so much that he eventually found himself being award the position of chief information officer (CIO). In 2000, GTE and Bell Atlantic merged together to form what is now Verizon, where Kheradpir also held the position of CIO. During his time there, he was responsible for creating small teams in the department who would come up with new and innovative ideas for marketing. He was also able to get the information technology budget and number of staff reduced to a significant amount.