Ken desGarennes, CFO
Ken desGarennes is CFO of the Zayo Group, overseeing all financial operations as well as corporate development, investor relations, treasury, tax and legal. He has 20 years of experience in leading operations and transactions, primarily in the technology and communications industries.
Prior to joining Zayo in 2007, Ken was CFO of Wire One Communications, a videoconferencing provider and portfolio company of the Gores Group. The Gores Group is a technology-focused private equity firm where Ken was a Senior Director leading financial due diligence and negotiations on numerous acquisitions in both the telecom and technology markets. Previously, Ken worked at Accenture for six years in a corporate development role after starting his career as a commercial banking officer with First Union Bank. He has a BS in finance from the University of Maryland in College Park.
Ken was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as the 2011 CFO of the Year for his contributions to the success of Zayo Group. He is an active supporter of the entrepreneurial community in the Front Range and a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business and Colorado School of Mines.