Coriant is an optical transport vendor company specializing in selling hardware and software for optical transmission in voice, data and mobile networks. Coriant became an independent company in 2013 under the ownership of Merlin Equity Partners. The company was created out of the combination of Nokia Siemens Network, Tellabs, and Sycamore Networks. It has introduced new products and services to its portfolio such as optical mesh technology and multi service switching solutions.
Coriant develops networking products for the business world keeping up with the fast changing technological pace. It supplies optical transport, optical transport network switching and software defined service control and management solutions. This enables operational simplicity, improves the utilization of multi-layer network resources, and creates new income earning services tailor made for the changing demands of corporate and consumer applications.
In 2015 Coriant named Shaygan Kheradpir as its new CEO and Board Chairman, taking over from Pat DiPietro. Shaygan comes from a recent and eventful tenure as CEO of Juniper Networks Inc. Before his appointment he had been working closely as an operating executive with the senior management at Marlin Equity Partners. Coriant has praised Shaygan for his strategic insight and expertise on focused operational execution seen from his work in the company. They are confident that his experience will be invaluable in driving Coriant to its next level of advancement in the industry and to gain an edge over its major competitors.
The new appointment stems from Shaygan’s vast educational and work experience. He holds a Ph.D., masters, and bachelors in engineering from Cornell University and is a well known business and technological expert with over 28 years of experience in senior leadership across the telecommunications, technological, and financial services sectors. Shaygan has worked at GET, Verison Communications and in Barclays Bank as the Chief Operations and Technology Officer.
Shaygan’s recent appointment is expected to drive Coriant’s growth strategy and strengthen focus on solutions that are most important to its customers in the fast changing and competitive technological world. With the company recently winning deals with a number of major customers especially international carriers, this new change is expected to create a new level of growth for the company.