Rick Connor has served as a Director and Chairman of the audit committee since 2010 and is currently retired. Prior to his retirement in 2009 he was an audit partner with KPMG where he served clients in the telecommunications, media and energy industries for 38 years. From 1996 to 2008 he served as the Managing Partner of the KPMG office in Denver. He was appointed Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee as a result of his extensive technical accounting and auditing background, his knowledge of SEC filing requirements and his experience with telecommunications clients. In addition to his role at Zayo, he is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas corporation, and a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Centerra Gold, Inc., a gold mining company based in Toronto and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He has a BS in Accounting from the University of Colorado.