Shaygan Kheradpir is a business and technology executive who graduated from the university of Cornell with a bachelors, MBA and doctorate degree in electrical and electronic engineering. He began his career at corporation known as GTE which would later merge with Bell Atlantic in 2000 formed Verizon. At Verizon, Kheradpir was the CIO for eleven years. While he was here he was leading a team of about 7,000 IT specialists who were supporting IT systems and also developed new products which included Verizon one and lobi. Through his good managerial knowledge, he was able to reduce the spending of the company expenses by around 30% by since he was able to negotiate with vendors, he started outsourcing from India and utilizing their IT assets.
Shaygan Kheradpir worked at Barclays from the year 2011 to 2013 before moving to Juniper Networks from January to November in 2014 where he worked as the Chief Executive Officer. While at Juniper he started an integrated operating plan that were in line with the recommendations that activist investors are supposed to reduce their expenses. In the year 2001, Kheradpir formed some teams that were to come up with and develop new ideas on how to deal with business.
During his leadership at Verizon, he cut the budget on IT budget from a total of six of the revenue to four percent. He also reduced the number of employee in the company by 20 percent and also the purchasing of the technology vendors by 30 percent. He came up with very aggressive negotiation with the vendors so that they could reduce prices and also came up with a way of convincing the company to do away with some rules that prevented them from buying IT equipment that were being auctioned. This made them to outsource programming positions so that the cost of labor in India would be reduced. He also made sure that a new software was installed so that it would improve the utilization of the IT hardware.
While in Barclays played a very big role in the development of products for their customers which included a software for mobile payment. He became the first technology executive to sit in the executive teams in Barclays. Later in 2010 to 2013,, He was serving in a board in the United States which is also referred to as the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. In yet another board he was serving as an adviser. He is currently a member of the engineering council in the University of Cornell.