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Press Release -- September 23rd, 2019
Source: Zayo Group

Zayo Bolsters Investment in its Channel Partners

Partners’ feedback drives strengthening of the Partner Program

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) today announced enhancements to its Channel Partner Program, including naming new Channel Sales leadership, tripling of its Channel Program resources, providing dedicated partner support, simplifying its business partner agreement and improving residual payments.

Zayo has named Erik Thomson as vice president of Channel Sales and Partner Program. Erik reports to Derek Gillispie, president of Enterprise Sales, who is also heavily engaged in the strengthening of Zayo’s Partner Program.

“Derek and Erik are two of Zayo’s strongest commercial leaders,” said Dan Caruso, chairman and CEO of Zayo. “I am encouraged by the progress they are making in enhancing our go-to-market traction with our Channel Partners.”

“We are focused on simplifying our partner relationships by providing high transparency, enabling stronger performance and generating attractive rewards for our top strategic Partners,” said Gillispie. “Our goal is to provide our Partners the absolute best experience so we together provide great service and solutions to our customers.”

“I am excited by the positive feedback we are receiving from our partners,” added Thomson. “The collaboration between our Partners, my team and Zayo’s product and network experts are already producing better outcomes for our customers.”

For more information on Zayo’s Partner Program, please visit

About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated internet access and data center colocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP backbone and 51 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its CloudLink service, Zayo provides low-latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. For more information, visit

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Shannon Paulk, Corporate Communications

Brad Korch, Investor Relations

Source: Zayo

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