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Siemans Optical Networks, Sycamore Networks, and Tellabs have a technology that they want to expand. This expansion was what created Coriant. Coriant was founded in 2013 which became independent of Siemans and operates under the ownership of Marlin Equity Partners, however as of December 2013 the company will now operate under the name Coriant.

Coriant is selling hardware are software for optical transmissions. The backbone of network voice, data, and mobile networks. These products are for optical multiplexing over fiber optic cables, electrical cross connection of optical paths and multi service provisioning. These products are essential to our daily lives as the majority of humans have mobile devices.

Currently, the CEO of Coriant is Shaygan Kheradpir. He is a business and technology executive. Kheradpir has several degrees, such as a bachelor’s. master’s and doctoral degree in electrical engineering which he obtained while attending Cornell University. However, There is a lot to know about Kheradpir’s career prior to being appointed as CEO of Coriant. Prior to Coriant, Kheradpir held several executive positions with GTE, Verizon, Juniper, and Barclay networks. While in these positions, he developed cost cutting initiatives and developed various other products.

While Kheradpir worked at other telecommunications networks, he has developed several products that we still use today. He has pioneered himself over the last 13 years and has much more to offer. While at GTE, he worked on network routing, management, and control. While at Barclays, he developed products like the Pingit mobile payments software. He developed and instituted a restructuring and cost-cutting plan While at Juniper,they referred to it as an Integrated Operating Plan.

Besides Kheradpir career, he also served on a board of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology from 2010 to 2013 and is also know as the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. He even served on an advisory board for the YMCA of Greater New York from 2007 to 2010. Additionally, Shaygan Kheradpir is a member of the Cornell University Engineering Council. Kheradpir is a well rounded individual and works hard to keep up with the ever growing technological world.