A Dedicated Professional; Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir is a multi talented individual who has held a variety of positions in companies ranging from Verizon to Barclays. Shaygan Kheradpir gained vast amounts of cultural experience through his upbringing in multiple countries; he was born in London but grew up in Iran and attended high school in Switzerland. It was at this point that he moved to the United States to further his studies at Cornell University, where he earned his Bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree in electrical engineering.

Professionally, Shaygan Kheradpir started his career with GTE Laboratories; it was here that he began working with network routing, management and control. His tenacity and dedication were evident to all those around him and he would eventually be promoted to chief information officer.

Kheradpir landed his first major position through Verizon, where he was appointed president of their E-business division., before eventually becoming Verizon’s CIO/CTO. As with GTE he was completely dedicated to the company and saw his hard work payoff, he contributed immensely to the company’s diversification of telecommunication services. While at Verizon he implemented the 30-day prototype cycle, this allowed his small teams to develop and test new technologies far more rapidly than usual. He has been credited with not only creating iobi, an organizational tool, but also having a direct impact on Verizon FiOS. Although Kheradpir and his 7,000 strong team were constantly pushing out new ideas and products he managed to decrease overall spending within the technology department. He managed to reduce the overall budget of his department to 4% of revenue, which is 2% less than the industry average. He was known to be extremely aggressive in his negotiations with vendors in order to reduce prices.

His next position held was at Barclays where he was Chief Operating Officer, again Kheradpir has a hand in a number of developments and new products. His importance within the company was displayed through his promotion to Chief Operations and Technology Officer and marked the first time a technology executive was part of the executive team at Barclays.

Kheradpir also held a brief position within Juniper Networks where he was appointed CEO in 2014. He was a figure head for the Integrated Operating Plan (IOP) which reduced expenses, bought back stock and increased dividends.

Kheradpir is an extremely successful businessman who has many accomplishments under his belt. He is known for being extremely dedicated to the companies and that he works for and expects all his employees to show the same type of commitments.

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