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Shaygan Kheradpir is a Guru in the Networking Industry.

by Chris Holden - September 15th, 2015.
Filed under: Business Leaders Believe.

Shaygan is a master in the area of electrical Engineering. He received his bachelors, masters and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornwell University after relocating to the US to pursue his higher education. During his studies his area of focus was on control systems. After having spent the better part of his childhood in Iran. Shaygan Kheradpir further moved to Switzerland where he attended Aiglon College.

Shaygan Kheradpir was the CEO of Jupiter Networks. This is a company that is known as the market leader and a pioneer in the networking industry in Silicon Valley. His appointment as the CEO was announced in November 13, 2013 but was effective as from January 1, 2014. This was after Kevin Johnson, the former CEO of Jupiter announced his retirement in July 2013.

The reason he was chosen as the next CEO is for his proven track record in successful business operations and technology leadership. But that wasn’t all, his perspective of both telecommunications service providers and global enterprise mixed with industry knowledge and technical vision earned him a seat at the helm of Jupiter Networks. This meant that his vision aligned perfectly well with where Jupiter is headed in the future.

When he started working at Jupiter, he boasted of his deliberate dependence on his partners and was more than pleased by the no-excuses execution from his team. From an earlier interview conducted last year after he was confirmed as the CEO, it was quite noticeable of his focus on buyers. Wanting to figure things out from the buyer’s perspective and why they would be buying from the company.

He understands the value and importance of team work. He uses a team work approach where he seeks to involve all the partners in his company to better understand the customers need and attend to them in the best possible way.

Before joining Jupiter Network, Shaygan Kheradpir was the chief operations and technology officer in Barclays PLC. He was also a member of the executive committee. He joined Barclays in 2011 and acted as a cultural catalyst for the global financial provider in the transformation requirements for a 21st century company that needed customer-focused innovation. This was saw him getting the title of chief operating and technology officer across the bank’s retail, business, investment banking, wealth, cards, and corporate.

He joined the Verizon back in 2000 and spent 11 years there before moving on to Barclays. He was the executive vice president and chief information and technology officer before he left the company. While there, he was part of a team that helped improve the revenue profile of the business by combining new and innovative IP and multi-media products for the market.

He began his career in GET Labs working on network routing, management and control. He rose to become the head of software systems led the development of the nation’s first national network management platform for GTE, TONICS. These networks helped GET consolidate its network business and led to improved efficiency.

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