Business and technology executive Shaygan Kheradpir is an incredible talent. His ability to solve many of the problems that have plagued well-known businesses has earned him the reputation as a real difference maker. The son of a doctor that specialized in ear, nose, and throat ailments, Kheradpir is often called in to heal businesses of their ills. Those companies have included Verizon, Barclays, and Juniper Networks. Kheradpir is respected because he always gets the job done.
Shaygan Kheradpir has an international background. Born in London, raised in Iran, and educated in Switzerland and the United States, he has shown that language and culture is not a barrier to business success. After earning a bachelors, masters, and PhD from Cornell University in electrical engineering, Shaygan Kheradpir on houzz has taken the business world by storm. He has been able to help every company with which he has worked to develop and deploy new technology, streamline their operations, and increase their bottom line.
Right out of college he took a job with Verizon. While holding the position of CIO/CTO, he led a 7,000 person technical team which supported Verizon’s IT systems and developed and deployed FiOS, Iobi, Verizon One and a host of other new products. Kheradpir also improved the way the company used its IT assets, increased the automation of its systems, was president of its e-business section, increased outsourcing to India, and negotiated with Verizon’s vendors to reduce the company’s spending by 30 percent during his 11 years there.
Kheradpir left Verizon and was hired as Chief Operating Officer of Barclays in 2011. During his two years there he had a meaningful impact on the company. He helped with the creation of Barclays’ Pingit mobile money system along with its Transform program. That led Barclays to promote Kheradpir and name him their Chief Operations and Technology Officer. Kheradpir had such an important impact on the company that they made him the first technology executive to become a part of the Barclays executive team in the global retail and business bank’s history.
In 2014 Shaygan Kheradpir became Juniper Networks’ Chief Executive Officer. While he only stayed with the company until November of that year, the impact he had on the firm was profound and far reaching. His key role was to create an Integrated Operating Plan. The plan enabled Juniper Networks to allay the concerns of the company’s most vocal investors. The most important components of the plan were to buy back stock, reduce operating expenses, and increase the size of the dividends that investors received. Kheradpir has since cut ties with the company and in 2015 he became CEO of Coriant.
Shaygan Kheradpir has also shared his skills, vision, and expertise with a number of other organizations. He was a member of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology’s board from 2010 until 2013. Many people call the organization the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. Kheradpir is also a long-time member of the prestigious engineering council at Cornell University.