The technology based company Coriant is based upon the research and development department of Siemens, which was based in Germany where Coriant retains an office to keep continuity with its past. Coriant is the brainchild of Marlin Equity Partners, an investment company that has purchased a number of specialists in communications and optical network delivery to create a company that rivals the top five in the industry; a change in leadership has seen former CEO Pat DiPietro return to his position with Marlin and experienced technology executive Shaygan Kheradpir take over as Coriant CEO.
London born Kheradpir completed his education with a masters degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, which allowed him the opportunity to make his way in the communications industry with a management role at GTE Labs. Following the merger between GTE Labs and Verizon Kheradpir looked beyond the development of technology and instead formed new and innovative ways of saving money for the company via the IT department. Shaygan Kheradpir used a variety of techniques to make it easy for the company to lower its costs below the industry average despite being one of the largest IT departments in the industry.
Kheradpir has been a major supporter of a number of philanthropic and charitable groups over the course of his career, which took him to the board of the financial giant Barclays. The technology expert has moved to provide better opportunities for others following in his footsteps at Cornell University by appearing on the board of the Engineering Council at his alma mater.
After taking control of Coriant in late 2015 Shaygan Kheradpir has presided over the launch of a number of new breakthroughs in technology that include lightning resistant cabling with speeds unaffected by strikes. Coriant has also recently unveiled its own Cloud technology that makes it simpler to store larger amounts of data and access it at higher speeds than those offered by their rivals. The release of new technologies is designed to aid the position of Coriant in the eyes of its clients with many being loyal to the new brand after it was spun out of Nokia Siemens as its own company in 2013.