Coriant is a relatively new company that first launched with the Coriant name in March of 2013. The company broke free from Nokia Siemens Networks. Due to the tech basis of the company, it wanted to bring in a professional who could manage the business and take it to a higher level. As a newer player in the tech industry, it realized it needed to bring in not only someone with a tech background, but someone with experience running a company as well. That came to pass with the hiring of new CEO Shaygan Kheradpir.
The company first started off within Siemen’s Transmission Technology department out of Munich, Germany. The company went on to evolve over the next 15 years or so in order to create optical transport networking material. Eventually, the company spun off on its own and became what it is today.
Shaygan Kheradpir decided to move on to this company have a long career working in the tech industry. He started out managing a department in an Internet and phone company. This company went on to merge with another and form Verizon. He went on from here and sat on the board of directors with Barclays and then went on to work as the new CEO of Coriant.
Having a strong CEO is extremely important, especially when it comes to heading off a rather new company. While Coriant has been around for a good amount of time, it has never been on its own financially. It has always been part of another company. So, in the initial years of any business moving on its own, it needs to have a strong leader, which is exactly what the new Coriant leader is able to provide.
Coriant and the new CEO Shaygan sell both software and hardware for optical transmission equipment using the Backbone network of data, voice and mobile networking. This is most often used through fiber optical cable connections, which does provide a much faster connection than what is found through a more traditional copper wire connection. Fiber optics uses strand of either clear plastic or glass to transmit information.