Shaygan Kheradpir is a well-known business and technology executive. He has been instrumental in bringing new telecommunication and software products to the market. Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir also has a strong business sense. He continuously managed to drop expenses for the various firms he worked for. Known as an innovative thinker, Mr. Kheradpir has contributed a great deal to modern life.
Born in London, Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir on facebook grew up in Iran. From there he attended high school at Aiglon College in Switzerland. A seasoned traveler he next went to the US. Once here he attended Cornell University where he earned a bachelors, masters and doctorate in electrical engineering.
He began his career by joining the GTE Corporation. There he worked on network routing, management, and control. Eventually, Mr. Kheradpir would become the Chief Information Officer where he was known for delivering new products on time. In 2000, GTE Corporation would join with Bell-Atlanta to form Verizon.
At first Mr. Kheradpir was president of e-business but it wouldn’t be long before he was promoted to Chief Information Officer and the Chief Technology Officer. Once there he began to contribute to the diversification of the firms telecommunication technology. He would lead a team of 7,000 persons that all worked to support the company’s IT systems and developing new programs such as Verizon One.
In 2001, Mr. Kheradpir formed small teams among his staff. Each of these teams would handle the conception and development of new product ideas. Eventually, there would be a 30 day expected turnover. While his staff worked hard and long hours, today many of them remember the time as exciting and with some fondness.
From 2002-2003, he was able to reduce the IT staff by over 20%. Mr. Kheradpir also reduced purchases from IT vendors by 30%. He was even able to get a change in Verizon’s policy that forbid the buying of IT equipment from ebay. Much of this equipment had belonged to persons caught in the failed .com craze and was is excellent shape. He also began outsourcing particular jobs to India since this move would save the company a great deal. Finally, he would install new software that increased the utilization of IT hardware.
While at Verizon Mr. Kheradpir would contribute to the conception and deployment of the FiOS among other things. Next he would move to Barclay where he stayed from 2011 to 2013. Initially, he held the title of Chief Operating Officer. Later he would be promoted to the Chief Operations and Technology Officer. While there he worked on the development of the Pingit money system, and the Transform program. His time with Barclay represented the first time a technology expert would be allowed to sit on the Board.
Next Mr. Kheradpir joined Juniper Network as the CEO. He would only stay from January to November of 2014. Despite his short time, he was instrumental in bringing out the Integrated Operating System. The program was designed to work with the unique needs of activist investors as their needs were very different from most other consumers. It specifically reduced expenses, helped to buy back lost stock and to increase dividends.
Throughout his career, Mr. Kheradpir contributed to reducing spending and bring the type of products needed today by the average person to the market. He excelled as both a technology and business executive.