Shaygan Kheradpir is an outstanding business and tech executive who is a big believer in focusing on the customer. He also trusts in execution with an approach of no excuses. He has an undisputed track record of thriving business maneuvers and leadership in technology. Shaygan Kheradpir is knowledgeable about the trade and has a practical vision from the angle of both telecommunications service sources as well as international enterprises.
His Early Days
Shaygan Kheradpir on facebook was born in London but spent his childhood in Iran. He went to high school at Aiglon College in Switzerland. He has a bachelor’s, masters and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering with a specialty in control systems. He attended Cornell University in the USA.
Shaygan Kheradpir began his career at GTE Corporation, where he worked on management, network routing, and control. Ultimately, he rose up to be the chief information officer, and he earned admiration for delivering innovative products on time. GTE combined with Bell Atlantic in 2000 to create Verizon, and Mr. Kheradpir served as the CIO and the CTO for eleven years. He led a team of 7000 who maintained IT systems and created new products like Verizon One and iobi. The latter controls phone books, caller ID and other elements across devices while Verizon One is an assortment of a phone, modem, router and portable gadget.
Until November 2014, he was the Juniper Networks CEO, in Silicon Valley. It is a revolutionary company in the world of networking. While at Juniper, he initiated an Integrated Operating Plan. The IOP aligned with the proposals of activist investors to decrease expenses, procure back stock and raise shares.
Before joining Juniper Networks, he was the CEO and technology officer of Barclays PLC. He joined this reputable global financial services provider in 2011. Kheradpir was also the first technology manager to be part of the executive committee member.
• He was involved in the development of award winning inventive products such as the FiOS interactive TV and internet streaming at Verizon. As a result of development and operation of the product under one roof, they were able to mass produce leading initiatives such as FiOS. It is possibly one of the prevalent communications programs in the history of the US.
• At Verizon, he decreased the company’s technology expenditure by approximately 30%. He accomplished this by bargaining with vendors and outsourcing to India. He also improved the use of IT resources.
• He spearheaded the cultural change in Barclays to conform to the 21st-century industrialization methods. He also contributed to the innovation of products such as Pingit and Cloudit that concern the lives of people.
Kheradpir is part of the Cornell University Engineering Council. Between 2010 and 2013 he was associated with Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. He sat on the YMCA of Greater New York’s Advisory Board.