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Shaygan Kheradpir, The Creative Mind Behind Successful Products

by Chris Holden - September 23rd, 2015.
Filed under: Becoming Successful.

Shaygan Kheradpir is a well-known business expert and technology executive. Shaygan Kheradpir is a graduate of electrical and electronic engineering from the respected Cornell University. Kheradpir attained his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in engineering from the same institution as he specialized in the area of control systems. Kheradpir was born in London but raised in Iran. He went to Aiglon College in Switzerland for his high school education before moving to the United States for his university education.

Shaygan Kheradpir has an experience of more than 30 years working in finance and technology sectors. He has built a reputation around his name for developing new products in all the firms he has worked for in the previous years. These products have gone on to be industry leaders. When it comes to delivery of services and enabling things to be done efficiently, Kheradpir has shown that it is possible to achieve them within a short period. He is considered futuristic in the way he does things, as he believes in his visions and pursues them to fruition. Kheradpir is a great motivator in terms of working with teams and delivering innovative solutions to various organizational problems.

Kheradpir commenced his career at the GTE Labs that are based in Boston. Kheradpir started as a network control, routing, and management officer prior to being promoted to be in charge of the software system. In his position as a software officer, Kheradpir assembled an excellent team that helped in the creation of Boston’s initial national network organization called TONICS. This is a network system that integrates switching, transmission, and infrastructure. The innovation facilitated GTE to enhance their business operations into a more efficient network operation for the company. Kheradpir was later transferred to London to improve operational efficiency at the new plant. In London, Kheradpir was innovative and utilized his team of competent professionals to create creative solutions that utilized computer science to cut costs and to woo many consumers.

In 2000, GTE merged with Bell Atlantic, which resulted in the formation of Verizon. After the merger, Kheradpir moved to New York City and worked as the CIO and subsequently as CTO for the company for a period of 11 years. Kheradpir led an information technology team of 7000 personnel to create new products like Verizon One and Iobi. Through his management skills, he was able to cut Verizon’s expenditure by 30%. He achieved this rare feat by outsourcing from India and negotiating with vendors in addition to augmenting the available infrastructure.
Kheradpir also worked at Barclays Banking Group from 2011 to 2013. At Barclays, he was made in charge of operations for the global retail functions. He contributed to the development of Pingit, which is a payment software that uses the mobile platform. He became the Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks in 2014 launching an Integrated Operating Plan that bought back stock, increased dividends, and reduced expenses. This was in line with the recommendations of activist investors. The move turned around the fortunes of Juniper Network resulting in good financial performance in the first six months under his management.

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