Born on 19 December 1960, in the London United Kingdom, but he grew up in Iran. Shaygan Kheradpir is a citizen of the United States of America. He is a well-educated individual. He went to Aiglon College, which is based in Switzerland, and later he moved to the United States for further studies. He then graduated with a bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. in the field of electrical engineering from the University of Cornell.
Shaigan’s first assignment was at GTE Laboratories where he worked on management, control, and network routing. He was later promoted to become the chief information officer of GTE Corporation. According to The Wall Street Journal, he earned respect for delivering new products on schedule.
GTE joined with Bell Atlantic and became Verizon Communications in the year 2000. Kheradpir of MTV first worked as the president of e-business division of Verizon. He was later appointed as the company’s first CIO/CTO. During his time at Verizon, Kheradpir significantly enhanced the diversification of the telecommunication services and operations automation.
Kheradpir formed teams that were charged with the responsibility of coming up with new product ideas. The team successfully created Verizon’s FIOS fiber optic video initiative and DVR. In 2003, the team again came up with an iobi, responsible for managing caller ID, address books, and many other features across different devices. Kheradpir’s department also developed The Verizon One, which is a combination phone, modem, router and portable device.
It is during Kherapir’s tenure that the company realized a significant reduction of the budget of information technology. Kheradpir also cut off the number of IT staff by almost 20%, as well as reducing most purchases from outside technology vendors. It is of great significance to the company that Kheradpir was able to negotiate for lower prizes from the vendors.
In January 2011, Kheradpir joined Barclays, one of the largest banks in the country. Here, he developed customer products and streamlined banking services hence making them easy to use. He created the Pingit software, a device that enabled clients to use their smart devices in making payments. It is at Barclays that Kheradpir got a chance to sit on the executive board. He was the first technology executive to get this lifetime chance as no one had sat there before him.
In January 2014, Kheradpir became the CEO at Juniper Networks. Here he led an Integrated Operating Plan where he assisted the company in purchasing stocks hence significantly increasing dividends. It was a very smart financial move them saw he gain respect and favor from the shareholders.
Kheradpir has done a lot in his effort to give back to society. He takes part at the Greater New York YMCA by serving as an advisory member. He has served at the engineering council at Alma mater, Cornell University as a member, where he helps in decision making on development and education. Members of the community who are very grateful for his time have appreciated his works.