30-year Verizon veteran joins Zayo Group as the company continues to drive significant growth and network investment
BOULDER, Colo. — April 5, 2023 – Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., a leading global communications infrastructure platform, introduced experienced telecommunications financial executive Jeffrey Noto as its new chief financial officer. In this role, Noto will oversee Zayo’s global finance organization—including accounting, operational finance, financial planning and analysis, tax, investor relations, billing, financial reporting, internal audit, and treasury—which will be a critical function as Zayo continues to drive growth across the organization and its global network assets.
“We’re in the midst of a significant period of growth for Zayo that includes strategic investment in our assets and the capabilities that will best serve our customers,” said Steve Smith, CEO of Zayo. “As a proven leader with a track record of delivering results and creating value, Jeff brings a critical understanding of what it takes to drive growth and operational excellence. His tremendous experience in finance and strategy will be an asset for Zayo and help strengthen and position our organization for greater, long-term success.”
Noto brings more than 35 years of finance experience across financial management, analysis and reporting, and building and defining financial infrastructure and internal controls. Noto joins Zayo from Verizon, where he most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Global Network and Technology (GN&T) and the Verizon Global Services (VGS) organization. In this role, he was responsible for all budgeting, planning, reporting, and commercial and capital activities for the Network, IT, and centralized services organization.
Noto also served in several other executive leadership roles during his tenure at Verizon, including SVP and CFO for Consumer and Mass Business organization; SVP & CFO for Global Media & Telematics; and SVP for the Business Analytics Center of Excellence and Finance Transformation.
“I’ve always been impressed by Zayo’s entrepreneurial spirit and vision of building and creating a truly future-ready global network,” said Noto. “I’m confident that Zayo is the right place for me to apply my unique experience to support this vision and help the company drive its continued growth and success.”
The appointment of Noto as chief financial officer follows a transformative year for Zayo. In 2022, the company executed its largest organic network expansion to date. Zayo also strengthened its solution capabilities with the completion of two strategic acquisitions of Education Networks of America (ENA) and QOS Networks, as well as the reintegration of parts of its previously acquired Allstream business.
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About Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.
For more than 15 years, Zayo has empowered some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies to connect what’s next for their business. Zayo’s future-ready network spans over 16 million fiber miles and 139,000 route miles. Zayo’s tailored connectivity and edge solutions enable carriers, cloud providers, data centers, schools, and enterprises to deliver exceptional experiences, from core to cloud to edge. Discover how Zayo connects what’s next at www.zayo.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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