Shaygan Kheradpir is an executive in the fields of business and technology. He holds a bachelor’s, master’s and a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, which he acquired from Cornell University. Throughout his working career, he managed to contribute to the deployment of FiOS at Verizon. At Barclays, he had contributions in developing a mobile money system known as Pingit, and he also contributed in developing an Integrated Operating Plan (IOP) while he was at Juniper Networks as a Chief Executive Officer.
He was born in London but grew up in Iran. He attended high school in Switzerland at Aiglon College. Mr. Shaygan Kheradpir on mtv.com moved to the United States for his university education at Cornel University.
His career started at GTE Corporation, which formed Verizon once it merged with Bell Atlantic. Initially, Mr. Kherdapir had the role of President of Verizon’s e-business division, but later on he became the company’s first CIO/CTO. During his time at Verizon, Mr. Kheradpir managed to diversify the company into providing a broader range of services in the telecommunication industry. He was the leader of 7,000 employees who worked to support IT systems and develop new products, such as:
• Verizon One – His department was responsible for developing a combination phone, router, modem and portable device.
• Iobi – It was developed to manage address books, caller ID and other features across devices.
What Mr. Kheradpir also managed to do was to reduce the company’s technology spending by about 30%. He did it by outsourcing to India, negotiating with vendors and making improvements on the utilization of IT assets. His division was also responsible for reengineering many of Verizon’s core systems, including call center, website, automated customer service systems and more.
From 2011 to 2013, he was employed at Barclays. Kheradpir joined Barclays in January 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail & Business Bank. As already mentioned, he contributed to the development of the Pingit mobile payments software and other customer service products. Subsequently, he was promoted to an Officer of Technology and Chief Operations. He will also be remembered as the first technology executive that sat on the executive team at Barclays.
Mr. Kheradpir was recently the Chief Executive Officer at Juniper Networks, and he worked there from January to November 2014. He launched an Integrated Operating Plan (IOP), which was aligned with the activist investors’ recommendations, and it is used to reduce expenses, buy back stock, and increase dividends.
Throughout his career Shaygan Kheradpir has formed and been in charge of teams with a mission to bring new changes that will matter to the world of customers, employees, investors, and the community. He has connected and brought innovation and improvements across multiple industry segments.