March 2013 heralded the start of a new enterprise under the moniker of Coriant, headed by CEO Shaygan Kheradpir. Announced by OFC/NFOEC, Coriant became independent from Nokia Siemens Networks owned by Marlin Equity Partners within the same year. A merger with Sycamore facilitated this transaction. In the past, Marlin Equity put forth plans to join Tellabs with Coriant to operate under the Coriant name. In addition to developing software and hardware for telecommunications operations, the company also work with providers to innovate their services and products.
Coriant sells specialized equipment and software for optical transmission operating within a network of data, voice, and mobile networks. Main products have included hiT 7300 for optical multiplexing DWDM over fiber optic cables, hiT 7100 for electrical cross connection of optical paths and hiT 70xx multi-privisioning devices. Software products include Transnet/Transconnect, TNMS, both network management protocols. The company has also been an innovative player within optical transmission markets with products developed in-house. Coriant Pluggable Optical Layer, and Coriant Cloudwave Optics are among more recent projects that the company have developed.
Before heading Coriant, he held executive positions with Verizon, Barclays, GTE and Juniper Networks. In each position he has been involved with product development and cost adjustment initiatives. As CEO of Coriant, he brings a depth of knowledge and experience to the daily operations and annual developments of the company. Kheradpir obtained his bachelorate, master’s and doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University.
Kheradpir was also employed with private equity firm, Marlin Equity Partners, a noted company involved with the creation of Coriant. He had taken this position from Pat DiPietro, who is now vice chairman of Coriant. In addition to his activities with Coriant Kheradpir is also very involved in learning about new technological trends and markets. Kheradpir sat on the board of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology (also known as the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology) from 2010 to 2013. In addition to his involvement with this board he served on the Advisory Board of the YMCA of Greater New York from 2007 to 2010. He is also a member of the Cornell University Engineering Council. He continues to oversee Coriant and it’s operations in 2015.