A technologist and renowned business executive, Shaygan Kheradpir has led different organizations to attain avant-garde developments in innovations. Kheradpir has served numerous corporate organizations including GTE Corporation, Barclays, Verizon, and Juniper Networks. Having studied electrical engineering, he graduated from Cornel University with bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. His focus in electrical engineering was on control systems.
During his career tenure, he has helped in building mission-driven teams to drive technology to greater levels. He initiated changes in organizations that enhance customer, employee, investor, and community relationships. Recently, he was selected to head Juniper Networks as the CEO a role he played until late 2014. Juniper Networks is a Silicon Valley company specializes in networking.
Prior to being announced the CEO of Juniper Networks, Shaygan on facebook was a technology and chief operations officer serving the Barclays Group. He started working for Barclays sometimes in 2011 and was in charge of global retail bank as the chief operating officer. He rose in rank to become the chief operations and technology guy taking care of the entire bank globally where he handled matters pertaining to business, wealth, cards, retail, corporate as well as investment banking sections.
When working for Barclays, Kheradpir became a catalyst for changes that transformed the bank to align to the industrialization of the 21st century. He pioneered the process of digitalization of front-to-back activities. He also brought in product innovations that change the lives of people such as Cloudit and Pingit when working for Barclays.
Kheradpir’s career began with GTE Labs in Boston. During his career at GTE Labs, he was handling network routing systems, management issues and control aspects of the systems. He later moved to work at GTE headquarters in Dallas. Here he was dealing with systems development for GTE including wireless, wireline, and internetworking.
Following the merger of GTE and Bell Atlantic in 2000, a new company was formed known as Verizon. Kheradpir has worked for Verizon for a long duration. Kheradpir moved to New York where he was appointed to be the head of eBusiness Unit at Verizon. He subsequently became the CIO for the company.
Kheradpir has been known for his effort of assembling world-class teams and an understanding of the potential presented by team collaboration. He has achieved breakthroughs through his ability to manage the workforce. He believes in creating small teams that work together to speed up production of new products and deliver to exceptional levels. He was the man heading a workforce of more than 7000 staff who handled IT system’s support at Verizon.