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Coriant Announces Homayoun Razavi as Head of Global Sales and Marketing

Seasoned Executive Leader to Drive Customer-Centric Focus as Service Providers and Web-scale Internet Operators Face the Challenges of Hyperscale Traffic Growth

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, 16 May 2017 – Coriant, a global supplier of SDN-enabled end-to-end packet optical networking and DCI solutions, today announced the appointment of veteran executive Homayoun Razavi to lead its global sales and marketing organization. As Chief Customer Officer (CCO), Executive Vice President of Global Sales, and Chief Digital Marketing Officer (CDMO), Razavi is responsible for development and execution of the company’s global sales, go-to-market, channel, and marketing strategy. He reports directly to the company CEO and Chairman, Shaygan Kheradpir.

"We are delighted to have Homayoun as part of the Coriant executive team; he brings deep industry knowledge, proven leadership experience, and an unwavering focus on driving customer value," said Kheradpir. "This is an ideal time to have Homayoun join the company. We at Coriant have built a market-leading and cutting-edge suite of packet optical networking solutions spanning metro, data center, long haul, access/aggregation and mobile backhaul routing segments. Our differentiated portfolio is powered by leapfrog technology that matters most to our Tier 1 customers in 50 countries across the globe today – cost-per-bit, quality, automation, and innovation – that enables them to capture current and emerging revenue streams. Homayoun's senior level executive leadership, customer, and market experience will enable us to deliver Coriant’s market-leading solutions to our customers at an accelerated pace, powering growth forward in this exciting and dynamic market."

"It is an incredibly exciting time in the networking industry – and for Coriant in particular. I’m delighted to join a proven team and a recognized industry leader with the best product solution suite on the market," said Razavi. "Working closely with a talented global organization, I look forward to helping Coriant’s customers around the world pave the way for successful network transformation, sustainable service differentiation, and capturing the end-market opportunities ahead."

A seasoned executive with over 32 years of experience in the communications industry, Razavi has a proven track record of disciplined sales and marketing execution, and has consistently demonstrated strong results in building customer-centric sales operations and leveraging innovations in digital marketing to drive customer value. He brings a wealth of experience in operations, product marketing, engineering, go-to-market strategies, business development, and sales for a wide range of technology-driven software, hardware, services, and cloud-based companies. Razavi has held executive level positions at industry-leading companies, including BroadSoft, Lucent, Ditech, Cascade Communications, and Ascend Communications. Prior to joining Coriant, Mr. Razavi worked as a consultant for NJK Holding Corporation, a Minneapolis- based private equity firm, and also served as Vice Chairman of San Francisco-based startups Crunch Media Works and Bluechip Systems. He is an Academic Board Member at ISDI Digital University in Silicon Valley.

About Coriant

Coriant delivers innovative and dynamic networking solutions for a fast-changing and cloud-centric business world. The Coriant portfolio of SDN-enabled, edge-to-core packet optical networking and DCI solutions enables network operators to cost-efficiently scale network capacity, reduce operational complexity, and create the resilient foundation for a new generation of mobile, video, and cloud services. Coriant serves leading network operators around the world, including mobile and fixed line service providers, cloud and data center operators, Web 2.0 content providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, and large enterprises. With a distinguished heritage of technology innovation and service excellence, Coriant is helping its global customers maximize the value of their network infrastructure as demand for bandwidth explodes and the communications needs of businesses and consumers continue to evolve. Learn more at www.coriant.com and follow us on Twitter for the latest @Coriant news and information.


Scott Larson Coriant +1.978.250.3433 scott.larson@coriant.com

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