Shaygan Kheradpir Extends His Skills Across Many Companies

In the western part of California resides a renowned executive who is a true leader in the corporate industry. He embarked on his career after earning a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate Electrical Engineering degrees from Cornell University in 1987 in which he immediately accepted a position at GTE Laboratories. Notably, Shaygan Kheradpir is formerly the leading director of Verizon, Barclays, and Juniper Networks where he has greatly expanded his portfolio of
noteworthy technology experiences.

Kheradpir’s educational training at Cornell University in addition to his role at GTE Laboratories helped him gain a tangible understanding of the intricate telecommunications sector. During his employment at his first job in a support technologist, the company merged with Bell Atlantic to launch Verizon in 2000. Kheradpir initially served as the president of the e-business department before eventually assuming the position as the first Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Officer. In this prominent role, he gradually introduced a wide array of telecommunications services as well as automatic operations. He also managed many teams in which the employees were instructed to implement new product ideas involving advanced technology. Remarkably, his group contributed to the development of Verizon’s FiOs fiber, iobi, and Verizon One in addition to reconstructing many of the company’s existing programs such as the website, call center, automated customer service platform.

Along with implementing many technological innovations, Kheradpir reduced the company’s information technology budget, downsized their staff, and eliminate unnecessary spending costs. He also strategically installed modernized software to improve Verizon’s antiquated IT hardware.

With growing knowledge in the competitive technology industry, Kheradpir frequently envisioned a leadership position in which he would more power and authority. Amazingly, in 2011, he was hired as Barclay’s Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail and Business Bank. During his three year term, he contributed to the creation of Pingit which is an advanced mobile payment application. This prominent innovation ultimately influenced his promotion to the Chief Operations and Technology Officer where he reported to Antony Jenkins, who served as the Chief Executive Officer from 2012-2015. Kheradpir’s most recent employment was with Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale, California where he was the company’s Chief Executive Officer for approximately 11 months. Remarkably, he developed an Integrated Operating Plan (IOP) in which the corporation could buy stock, reduce expenses, and increase dividends. This noteworthy implementation gained the respect of many active investors.

Alongside his career endeavors, Kheradpir is a member of many boards including the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Cornell University Engineering Council, and the YMCA of Greater New York.

Kheradpir was born in London, but raised in Iran. As he grew older, he relocated to Switzerland to attend high school at Aiglon College. He is the proud son of renowned ear, nose, and throat doctor and he attributes his triumph to the noteworthy and admirable principles that he learned as during his adolescent years. His parents taught him to work hard to achieve success.

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