Coriant is a telecommunication company with its headquarters in Munich, Germany and Naperville, USA. The company also operates several R&D centers of excellence in US, Europe and Asia. Coriant was founded in 2013 as an independent company from Nokia Siemens, but under the Marlin Equity Partners ownership. Over the years, Coriant has built a reputation for staying at the forefront of supplying highly innovative networking solutions to leading telecommunication operators in more than 100 countries around the world. The telecommunication company is also focused on selling optical transmission software and hardware for transferring data and voice across various networks.
The huge base of Coriant clients includes large enterprises, government agencies, content service providers, cloud providers, fixed line and mobile service providers and electric utility companies. Today, Coriant boasts over 35 years experience in the networking industry. The products and solutions sold by Coriant include Packet Optical Transportation Solutions, Edge Routing Solutions and MPPS Solutions among others. The Packet Optical Transportation Solutions include 7610 Service Edge Platform, hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transportation Systems and 7100 Packet Optical Transportation Platform. The mainstream management and planning software solutions provided by Coriant include network planning Transnet and networking management (TNMS) products.
In terms of leadership, the board of directors at Coriant includes season executives and entrepreneurs such as Robert Leggett, Robb Warwick, Herbert Merz and Doug Bayered. Shaygan Kheradpir is the current CEO of the company. The Cornell University graduate, holds a doctorate, master’s and bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineering. Kheradpir also remains a member of the Engineering Council of Cornell University. Prior to taking over as CEO of Coriant, Kheradpir held various executive positions at Verizon, Juniper Networks, Barclays and GTE. He began his career in the telecommunications industry at GTE in 1987. During his tenure at GTE, Kheradpir worked on network routing and management.
Kheradpir was very instrumental in structuring and expanding Verizon’s diversification efforts and automation program. He moved to Barclay’s in 2011 to become the COO of the bank’s Global Retail & Business Bank. Kheradpir was appointed the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coriant in recognition of his efforts as a global business and technology leader. His main objectives at Coriant are to drive growth and strengthen the company’s existing end-user solutions.