Zayo Names Matthew Erickson and Chris Morley Chief Operating Officers

Zayo Group, a global bandwidth infrastructure and colocation provider, has announced that President of Physical Infrastructure, Matthew Erickson, and President of Cloud and Connectivity, Chris Morley, have been appointed chief operating officers (COOs) of their respective business segments.

zayo-groupMatthew Erickson was an original member of Zayo Group and has had many strategic and operating leadership roles since the company’s inception in 2007. As chief operating officer of Zayo’s Physical Infrastructure segment, he has full business ownership of Zayo’s metro and long haul dark fiber, colocation, and mobile infrastructure (including fiber-to-the-tower and small cell) strategic product groups. In addition, Mr. Erickson oversees Zayo’s construction and outside plant organizations.

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Matthew Erickson

Chris Morley leads Zayo’s Cloud and Connectivity segment, which includes the wavelength, Ethernet, IP, cloud and live video strategic product groups as well as the 24/7/365 network control center (NCC) and field operations. Mr. Morley, who has 19 years of technology experience, has served in several key executive capacities within Zayo since joining in 2009.

“Our objective is to operate extraordinarily well, delivering unmatched capability and value to our customers through our growing global network and evolving set of infrastructure products,” said Dan Caruso, Zayo Chairman and CEO. “Matt and Chris are talented, experienced executives who have a deep understanding of our business and consistently deliver results. By appointing Matt and Chris as chief operating officers, we are recognizing the broad leadership role each plays within Zayo.”

Zayo Group is a publicly traded company that provides comprehensive bandwidth infrastructure services in over 300 markets throughout the U.S. and Europe. The company owns a 84,000 route mile network, while also offering 45 carrier-neutral data center facilities across the US and France.

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