Coriant Establishing Deep Roots in the Telecomm Industry

Coriant is an innovative company that offers global technological and telecommunication solutions to the market. It serves a market that is cloud enabled and fast-changing. The company’s portfolio boasts of SDN enabled technologies and transport solutions (edge to core). It enables market network operators to improve their utilization of incredible multi-layer networking resources as well as creating optimized revenue generating services ready to meet evolving market demands.

Coriant serves many leading network operators situated in about 100 countries. Its clients include content providers, fixed line and mobile service providers, cable MSOs, government agencies, utility companies, financial institutions, data center operators and large enterprises. This shows that Coriant serves a big range of clientele that demands top notch products.

Formation and History

Coriant was formed in the year 2013. The main technology of the company came from Siemens Optical Networks. Coriant’s parent company is Merlin Equity Partners. The investment group acquired the ownership of Nokia Siemens and established Coriant. Soon after, the company was merged with another Merlin Equity Partners’ acquisition (Sycamore) based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Sycamore formed the new face of Coriant in North America.

Later in December 2013, Marlin equity announced the merger of Coriant with yet another one of its acquisition – Tellabs. The new merger made Naperville, Illinois the North American headquarters for Coriant. However, the company still retains Munich, Germany as its European headquarters.

Products and Services

The company has teamed up with excellent sales partners to create an efficient and highly optimized networks for marketing its products and increasing sales.

Coriant sells hardware and software that offer optical transmission of data, voice and mobile networks. Its products offer intelligent network management, packet optical transport, fast Ethernet and cross-connectivity solutions as well as software defined networking.

About Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir was born in 1960 in London, United Kingdom. However, the 55 year old technology and business executive currently holds American citizenship. He is highly educated with a Ph.D. in the field of electrical engineering from Cornell University. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Coriant and serves as its Board Chairman.

Shaygan started his career at GTE Laboratories back in 1987. Since then, he has worked at other top companies in various executive and management positions. He worked for Verizon for over 10 years, Barclays, Juniper Networks and sat on the board of Marlin Equity Partners before Joining Coriant.

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Brad Reifler’s Forefront Capital Advisors And Easter Seals Dixon Center Joins Hands For Philanthropy

Wikipedia indicates that Brad Reifler is a highly respected business person and entrepreneur who current owns Forefront Capital Advisory and Management, where he is also the chief executive officer. Brad Reifler has been in the business industry for over 30 years and has managed to form three very successful and prominent business firms. This Forefront Capital Management firm operates as an advisory board that has specialized in providing experienced business and investment guidance. This firm also majors in trading and management of commodities and forex markets. Brad Reifler is very well educated, and he is a holder of a B.A degree in Economics and Political Science from Bowdoin College.

Reifler Trading Corporation, which he founded in 1982, was his first business enterprise. This global derivatives management firm brought a lot of success to Brad Reifler, and he later sold it to Refco. He then founded Pali Capital and became its chairperson and chief executive officer for 13 years. During this time, the firm expanded to United States, UK, and Australia and was able to post a profit margin of over $200 million. This was one of Brad Reifiers’ biggest successes. His current venture Forefront Advisory and Management has specialized in highly volatile commodity markets and worldwide foreign exchanges markets. Brad Reifler also spends part of his career promoting investments in the middle and lower class market.

At the end of February this year, his firm Forefront Capital Advisors entered into a new partnership deal with Easter Seals Dixon Center. This partnership is aimed at donating over $3 million to charity programs for the nation’s veterans. Brad Reifler explained that his firm was motivated to make this partnership with Easter Seals Dixon Center after taking into account the impacts this organization has made in the society. He added up to know this charity organization has managed to make a great impact on veterans and the lives of their families. He said that his firm is dedicated to working with Easter Seals Dixon Center and reward the veterans defended the United States selflessly.

This charity organization helps provide reliable employment, education, and health care to its beneficiaries and Forefront Capital Advisors wants to be part of their mission. Brad Reifler believes that this new partnership will be able to push ahead the charity’s efforts to making a difference in the society. He also added that it was high time the nation came together and embraced thus selfishness heroes. According to Reifler, this new course will go alongside with his mission of empowering lower and middle-class families to be economically stable.

Jim Dondero Positive About Distressed Investors Buying Argentina Bonds After It Clears Their Debts

Argentina is finally making a comeback to the market since 2001 when the country had huge defaults and lots of debts. The country expects to raise $12 billion which it will then use for debt settlements to its creditors like Paul Singer. While it makes a grand reentry by selling its board, it can count on Highland Capital Management a hedge fund run by James Dondero to buy a good sum of its securities. Highland Capital Management also holds $4billion Argentina notes that are due in 2033. James Dondero and the fund have decided to hold what they have and get more from Argentina and also have hopes that the creditors once cleared will still hold some shares with Argentina.

Probably, this time, around Argentina will experience a great shift of the stock market trade especially with efforts of the new president Marcia compared to its former president. Jim has recorded positive income from the securities he already has with Argentina. In 2014, he recorded a gain of 20% which in return replaced the loss that its hedge fund had recorded with the energy market in 2015. Probably the fund will gain more after Argentina is lifted off the ban that has been hindering the country to pay off the debts. Dondero also sees a possibility of other investors rejoining the Argentine market after their debts are cleared. Despite being risky, the investments has been positive for Highland Capital Management LLC.

Jim Dondero investments in the Argentina’s market is as tough as all other he goes for like niche products that are timber, oil and gas. He founded Highland Capital Management in 1993 and has been making great profits with the fund excluding 2015 when the fund was hit by the drop in prices in the energy sector. Jim works with stressful investments, and he gets huge profits in return. Professionally he is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA). He joined the financial credit analysis sector in the 1980s and has more than 30 years’ experience in the field.

James Dondero also brought positive change to the field of financial credit by introducing solutions to financial credits. He and Highland Capital Management have been awarded recognition of products like Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO), RTFs, REITS, private equities and personalized accounts for institutions.