Coriant was in need of a new CEO if they wanted to take the next big step in the growth of their business. They wanted to have a new angle that was going to help them grow, and they had to make sure that they chose someone who would help them in the telecommunications field. The telecom field is pretty wide open at the moment because so many new companies are coming on the scene, and all these companies are trying to introduce their own new products. None of them has Shaygan Kheradpir at the helm, and he is the only person who really knows what an emerging telecom company looks like.
Shaygan Kheradpir worked at Verizon before it was even called Verizon, and he designed phones that people used for over a decade in the most universally liked ad campaign in the industry’s history. He became a vice president of the company, and he became a hero in the tech industry because he was the engineer who got promoted. He also spent time at Juniper and Barclays, and that has led him to Coriant.
Coriant just want to maximize what it already has as a new conglomerate. The company is not that old, but they have a lot of network capacity that they are going to let to go to waste if they do not offer their own products. There are a lot of things they can do, but they cannot make those choices on their own. They have to have an expert like Shaygan Kheradpir who is going to make all the final decisions.
Kheradpir will make sure that Coriant is operating kind of like what Verizon was doing back in the day, and that is going to make the company very strong when it runs into competition from other firms. They can do their own thing, but they need to make sure that what they do is competitive. Just copying other companies is not a good use of their resources, and Shaygan Kheradpir will make sure that they choose wisely. He knows how to work a retail telecom company, and he will show the world when products start to come out.