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A Review of Don Ressler’s Corporate Career

Don Ressler is one of the most illustrious and successful young entrepreneurs. In the course of his career, he has been pivotal in the success of numerous e-commerce firms in the media and fashion industries. Since his childhood, he had the eye for business and innovation. During his teenage years, he founded Fitnesshaven.com, a successful enterprise that was acquired by Intermix Media. This deal heralded Ressler’s entry to the corporate world.

Following the acquisition, Ressler was employed at Intermix Media to help with the incorporation of Fitnesshaven.com into the larger firm’s setup. It is during this time that he met Adam Goldenberg, an equally ambitious and talented young entrepreneur who was the Chief Operating Officer of Intermix Media. This presaged the formation of one of the most successful friendships in the corporate world. The two combined their creative power and technical wizardry to form their first company, Alena Media. This was an online marketing and digital content distribution firm, which would go on to revolutionize e-commerce.

Independence from Intermix Media and Initial Success

The success that Alena Media experienced right from its inception is credited to the in-depth market analysis that Ressler and Goldenberg undertook before launching it. It equally opened their eyes to the huge potential that the Internet had. They teamed up once more to set up Intelligent Beauty, which unlike Alena Media, was independent from Intermix Media. Intelligent Media was an ecommerce platform that was involved in direct selling. Its first services was Dermstore, an online store that dealt in skincare products. Following its success, the duo launched SENSA. This groundbreaking online weight loss program similarly proved to be a hit within the health and fitness fraternity.

JustFab and Greater Recognition

Despite the success that his early business endeavors enjoyed, Ressler’s name is synonymous with JustFab, an Internet-based fashion retailer that he and Goldenberg co-founded. This company has been a pacesetter as far as e-commerce is concerned. It gives fashion enthusiasts an opportunity to shop and pay for their favorite items online without necessarily visiting fashion stores physically.

JustFab’s has been a runaway success since it was launched. Ressler’s reputation within the corporate world has enabled him to raise funds that have helped stabilize the company’s operations. He has actively led the acquisition of firms such as Fab Shoes, Fab Kids, and Shoe Dazzle, all of which have been added to JustFab’s portfolio. Besides this, he has played a crucial role in the recruitment of highly talented individuals such as Kimora Lee who is the firm’s president.

The Career Achievements of Shaygan Kheradpir

Shaygan Kheradpir is a renowned executive manager and inventor. He has served in various management positions for many firms especially those in the business and technology sectors such as Verizon, Barclays, and Juniper. Currently, Shaygan is Coriant’s Chief Executive Officer.
At the time of his birth, his parents were living in London, United Kingdom. However, shortly after his birth, his parents returned to Iran where he grew up. His father was a medical doctor specializing in throat, nose, and mouth diseases.
As a child, Shaygan attended a local primary school where he excelled in his studies. His father decided to send him abroad for his high school education. He was enrolled at Aiglon College in Switzerland. Instead of returning to Iran after his high school education, he flew to the United States for his undergraduate education at Cornell University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, he enrolled for a master’s degree in the same university. He later finished his studies by doing an electrical engineering doctorate degree at the same institution. His doctorate zeroed in on the field of control system, an area that would later shape his career.
After finishing his education, Shaygan joined Boston’s GTE Laboratories. He was recruited as a junior staff, working in the department dealing with network routing, control, and management. His outstanding work led to his promotion to as head of software systems. At this post, he helped GTE Laboratories come up with United State’s first network management platform. The platform, popularly called TONICS, enabled the firm to integrate its network infrastructure, transition, and switching of its telephone network. This helped improve the efficiency of the firm’s networks.
He was later moved to GTE’s headquarter in Dallas to enable him manage the firm’s system development. At the headquarters, Shaygan was in charge of developments involving wireless, internetworking, wire line, and information according to Forbes.
In 2000, when GTE and Bell Atlantic came together to form Verizon, Shaygan was appointed as the first president of the new company’s eBusiness division. Within a short period, he was promoted to the position of chief information officer, a position he had held previously at GTE Laboratories. At the position, he was responsible for the improvements of communication services offered by Verizon and the development of new products that could help the company achieve a greater market penetration. During his tenure, he supervised the development and the launch of FiOS, a fiber optic connectivity. The new product helped the company achieve a 35% market penetration rate. The product managed to increase the bottom line of the firm.
After 11 years at Verizon, Shaygan moved to London to work for Barclay’s global retail functions. He joined the multinational firm as the chief operating officer of the retail operations. He later rose to the chief operations and technology officer making him responsible for the firm’s retail, cards, business, and investment banking. He is well known for overseeing the development of PingIt and CloudIt software. He later moved to Juniper Networks as the chief executive officer.
Currently, Shaygan is Coriant’s CEO. He was appointed to this position this year. He is affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and New York’s YMCA. Shaygan is also an Engineering Council member at Cornell University.