Zayo Group, a global provider of fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure, has named Edward (Ed) Morche president of sales, effective May 10, 2017. Mr. Morche will have oversight of Zayo’s entire sales organization and will report to Zayo’s president and COO, Andrew Crouch.
Prior to joining Zayo, Edward Morche was group vice president of Sales at Level 3 Communications where he was responsible for sales, sales engineering, business operations, commercial services and metro market expansion for the company’s largest business unit – North America’s Enterprise and Government customers.
During his 16-year tenure at Level 3, Mr. Morche held senior roles in Product Management, Business Development, Offer Management and Sales. Before joining Level 3 in 2001, Morche held roles in Operations, Carrier Relations and Network Planning at Sprint, Teleglobe and Igaea.
“Ed is a proven sales leader within our industry who will be instrumental in driving continued growth,” said Dan Caruso, CEO and chairman of Zayo. “He has a deep understanding of the market opportunity and demand for bandwidth, effective sales channel strategies and how to leverage our deep fiber assets for customers in a wide range of sectors. I worked with Ed early in his career at Level 3, and I am excited that he will be a key member of our executive management team.”
Zayo’s 122,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Its customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.
“Zayo’s growth over the past 10 years has been impressive, and I look forward to contributing to a second decade of growth for the company,” said Edward Morche. “I’m excited to work with Zayo’s talented team to strengthen relationships with our growing base of global customers.”
Mr. Morche serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Hospital Center and is the former co-chair of their philanthropic organization. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture from the School of Engineering at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.