Born on December 1960 in London, UK, Shaygan Kheradpir decided to move to the United States to try to get into a university. He was able to get into Cornell University and graduates with a Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. in electrical engineering on ece.cornell.edu. With his degree in hand, he went on to work for GTE Corporation, Verizon, Barclays and Juniper Networks, where he would find success in the field as a technology and business executive.
His first job at GTE Corporation was on network management, control and routing. Shaygan Kheradpir created TONICS, a Telephone Operations Networking Integrated Control System, and allowed the company to consolidate its network and network operations efficiently and effortlessly. This allowed his to be promoted to CIO of the company and his ability to keep delivering high-quality products on time kept him there.
In 2000, a merger occurred between GTE Corporation and Bell Atlantic in order to form Verizon. It was there he was appointed as the President of Verizon’s e-Business and later CIO.
Shaygan Kheradpir managed a large team of over 7000 employees. He split them all into smaller teams and assigned each with the task of creating new product ideas. A 30-day prototype cycle was implemented by him in order to keep the time for tests and modifications to products low, allowing many ideas to flourish quickly and get the modifications they need to become successful and allowing Verizon to diversify itself. His team was able to create things such as Iobi, a way to manage telephone services online, Verizon One, a portable modem, phone and router built-in-one device, and contributed in the creation of Verizon FiOS, which has become one of the United States largest infrastructure programs. Along with these, his team also created many more quality services and devices and that in turn made him a well-respected individual at Verizon.
Kheradpir left Verizon and joined Barclays at the start of 2011 as its COO. He was able to change the way Barclays worked and managed to modernize their way of operating and thinking. He contributed in the development of the Pingit mobile payment system, which resulted in his promotion to Chief Operations and Technology Officer and the company’s first steps into a modernized way of operations as he was their first technology executive in the executive team. Barclays did manage to get brought up to date in technology and has become better at banking and financial services.
In 2014, Shaygan Kheradpir became CEO of Juniper Networks. At the global networking equipment company, he launched an Integrated Operating Plan and was able to lower the company’s expenses while being able to buy stock and increase dividends.
While all this was happening, Kheradpir also made time to serve in the Advisory Board of the YMCA of Greater New York for three years starting in 2007, on the Unites States National Institute of Standards and Technology board for three years starting in 2013 and is a member of the Cornell University Engineering Council.