The top industry in network innovation, Juniper Networks, declared Shaygan Kheradpir as the chief executive officer from January 1, 2014. Prior to Kheradpir, Kevin Johnson was the former CEO whose retirement plan as CEO was announced in July. Johnson will, however, remain a member of the board. Scott Kriens, who chairs the board for Juniper Networks, was thrilled to announce Shaygan Kheradpir as the next CEO saying that the board administered a thorough search process to get a competent CEO. The decision was made based on the prosperous business activities and technology administration, with industry competency and technical vision that Kheradpir possesses. All these were from the perspective of both telecommunications service providers and worldwide enterprises. Scott Kriens feels that Shaygan’s vision and values for the company coordinate very firmly with the company’s objectives to create a sound basis for Juniper’s future.
“Juniper Networks delivers innovations that are transforming the way people interact, conduct business and connect as a global community,” said Kheradpir on linkedin. “I am honored to lead this visionary organization and look forward to working with this group of dedicated and talented professionals to drive the next phase of the company’s growth.”
Kheradpir joined Juniper Networks after working for Barclays since January 2011 as the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Retail & Business Bank. Kheradpir was afterward promoted to Technology Officer and Chief Operations. He was devoted to the advancement of customer products such as the Pingit mobile payments software. Never in the history of the executive team at Barclays has it had a technology executive and Kheradpir was the first.
Kheradpir first worked at GTE Laboratories where he handled network routing, control, and management. He then became chief information officer at GTE Corporation where he gained respect for delivering new products on time. Kheradpir originally served as the president of Verizon’s e-business division when GTE and Bell Atlantic merged to form Verizon Communications in 2000. At Verizon, Kheradpir dispensed to the company’s diversification into a wider range of telecommunications and automation activities.
Kheradpir is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering. He was a representative of the National Institute of Standards & Technology VCAT (Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology). He is also an associate professor of electrical engineering at Northeastern University and holds some patents. In 2007, Kheradpir was tagged to CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame.
All through his passage in electrical engineering, Kheradpir has created teams that focus on an individual mission to initiate change pertaining to investors, customers, employees and the entire community. Kheradpir concludes that, in each job stage he has worked for, the key is to take a step behind, analyze the responsibilities assigned and work towards identifying the difference it can make to customers and the market.