There are the successful people, and then there are the very successful people like Shaygan Kheradpir. It’s like success looked at from a critical angle of how one starts a career and gears it up to recognition, fame and power. That’s much like the career of one Shaygan Kheradpir on twitter.
Shaygan was born in London and later moved to Iran where he grew up. He then moved to the United States where he went to Cornell University and acquired his Bachelors, Masters as well a Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering. He decided to concentrate his expertise in control systems.
Come 1987, and Mr. Kheradpir was ready to launch his great career working for GTE Corporation. Shaygan worked hard and earned his recognition, such that in the year 2000, he was made the CTO/CIO of Verizon when GTE and Bell Atlantic merged.
During his 11 year stint at Verizon, this man put together a 7,000-strong IT support team and helped come up with new innovative products like lobi and Verizon One. He also pulled off successful negotiations with vendors and achieved a 30 percent decrease in technology expenditures besides encouraging efficient use of assets and launching an outsourcing program to India. Shaygan Kheradpir helped develop Verizon into a global leader in the 21st century media and communication systems.
When he started working for Barclays in 2011, it almost immediately became clear that success and power went wherever this man was. This time, he worked in the Barclays London office. He debuted there as the operating officer in charge of the retail bank. His good job then resulted to him being put in charge of both operations and technology for the whole global bank.
However, it’s not just mere luck that made it so, but rather the man’s capabilities when he was given a job. To make prove of that, let it be remembered that this man was responsible for the wholesome positive cultural change undergone by Barclays in order to both modernize and digitize its operations across the world. He also helped develop some of the most impacting products for the bank, with Cloudit and Pingit being the most noticeable.
In 2014, Shaygan Kheradpir wanted to advance his career further, and when his star shone brighter, he went to work as the Chief Executive Officer at Juniper Networks. He also became a board member in the company.
And he has achieved even more. Apart from holding some patents to his name, Shaygan has, as a professor, taught electrical engineering at the Northeastern University and even became a member of the National Institute of Standards & Technology.
Shaygan Kheradpir’s achievements even put his name to the Hall of Fame (CIO Magazine), 2007 edition.