Prominent businessman, Shaygan Kheradpir, believes in developing innovative systems and programs in order to ensure economic security in the United States. Formerly the executive of Juniper Networks in Sunnyvale, California, Shaygan Kheradpir’s comprehensive portfolio of leadership positions at GTE Laboratories, Verizon, and Barclays influenced the successful management of many technological applications during the course of his twenty-year career. As an expert leader, he excels in guiding teams of technologists in their project pursuits which has greatly contributed to his recognition of one of America’s most powerful businessmen. Most prominently, his ample experience in the technology sector encourages him to inspire many professionals to become leaders in their field.
Shaygan Kheradpir on arnnet attended Cornell University where he graduated with a bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree in electrical engineering. His interest in technology flourished when he accepted his first professional position at GTE Laboratories. At this prominent corporation, he excelled in managerial tasks related to network routing and control systems and, as a result, he gradually assumed the role of Chief Information Officer. In 2000, GTE Corporation partnered with Bell Atlantic to from Verizon. Following the merger, Kheradpir served as the company’s Chief Information Officer and Chief Technology Officer for eleven years. During his long-term employment at Verizon, he was most known over overseeing a team of 7,000 employees who launched innovative IT systems and products such as Verizon One, Iobi, Verizon FiOs. In addition, his department fine-tuned many of Verizon’s existing platforms including the automated customer service, call center, and website. Notably, his profound success at this major corporation led to the acquisition of leadership positions at Barclays and Juniper Networks.
Remarkably, he continued on his technology development pursuit and created customer services product like the Pingit, an European mobile payment application. Subsequently, Kheradpir was quickly promoted to Chief Operations and Technology Officer during which he reported to Anthony Peter Jenkins who was the Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2015. Following his resignation from Barclays, Kheradpir accepted a position as Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Networks at the beginning of 2014. During his short term at this leading technology corporation, he pursued the advice from activist investors and developed an Integrated Operating Plan to reduce company expenses, purchase stock, and increase dividends. Around Thanksgiving of the same year, Kheradpir departed Juniper Networks to focus on other professional interests.
Kheradpir hopes his former career pursuits will inspire more leaders in the competitive technology sector who are passionate about developing innovative applications.