With today’s rapidly changing Internet landscape, as demonstrated by the “Internet of things,” dynamic leadership is critical for those companies seeking to efficiently provide quality data solutions to their clients. Coriant, an industry leader in network connectivity solutions, relies on Shaygan Kheradpir, its newly elected chairman and CEO, to provide this flexible and adaptable direction in a perpetually changing Internet economy. In order to understand his role, it is necessary to take a closer look at ZZ’s accomplishments thus far. First, According to his official biography, Kheradpir has a proven track record of demonstrating success in the telecommunications sector. Graduating from Cornell University with both a masters and PHD in engineering Kheradpir wasted no time making his presence felt in the corporate world. Getting his start at GTE corporation, Kheradpir quickly moved on to senior management at Verizon, where he demonstrated executive acumen as the company’s Chief Information Officer handling large infrastructure projects, most notably the FIOS program which received over $20 billion in external investment. Moving on to Barclays, one of the world’s premiere financial institutions, Kheradpir accepted an appointment as Chief Operations and Technology Officer and was largely responsible for the company’s much-heralded Transform program, which modernized Barclays’ policy and resource allocation for the twenty-first century. In addition, Kheradpir has prior chief executive experience, as shown by his able handling of Juniper Networks cloud-based network infrastructure while he served as that company’s President and CEO. Finally, before taking the helm at Coriant, Kheradpir refined his telecommunications expertise as an operating partner at Marlin Equity Partners. With this plethora of leadership experience, it’s no wonder Coriant tapped Kheradpir as their incoming chief executive.