Rick Connor and Don Detampel to Join Board of Directors; Steer Audit and Compensation Committees
July 2, 2010 – Zayo Group today announced the appointment of Rick Connor and Don Detampel to Zayo Group’s Board of Directors. Mr. Connor and Mr. Detampel are Zayo’s first two independent directors. Zayo’s seven person board now consists of Dan Caruso, Gillis Cashman of M/C Ventures, Rick Connor, Michael Choe of Charlesbank Capital Partners, Don Detampel, Tony Downer of Oak Investment Partners, and John Siegel of Columbia Capital.
Mr. Connor has been appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee and will serve on the Compensation Committee. Mr. Connor brings nearly 40 years of experience as an audit partner with KPMG LLP working primarily with media, telecommunications and energy clients. During the last 12 years of his career he served as Lead Engagement Partner and SEC Reviewing Partner for a variety of publicly traded clients, including Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Connor meets the SEC’s financial expert qualifications to chair the Audit Committee.
Mr. Don Detampel has been appointed Chairman of the Compensation Committee and will serve on the Audit Committee. Mr. Detampel has over two decades of senior executive experience within Internet infrastructure, telecommunications and web technology companies. Most recently Mr. Detampel served as the Executive Chairman at New Global Telecom, which was sold to Comcast in February 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Detampel was President and CEO of many successful ventures, including GlobalCenter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Crossing that provided complex web hosting and content distribution services to major Internet portals including Yahoo, eBay, Google and Microsoft. Mr. Detampel currently serves as a director on the boards of Masergy Communications and Peer 1 Hosting, and serves on the advisory board of Advanced Data Centers. He is a past director on the boards of Norlight Telecommunications, Inflow Inc., Voyant Technologies, Global Crossing Ventures, OptiGlobe and Schneider Logistics.
“The addition of two independent directors is an important step in developing our board,” Zayo’s President and CEO, Dan Caruso said. “Rick’s exceptional career in public accounting and his deep SEC experience will be a great asset to Zayo. Don’s wide range of experience in telecom and Internet infrastructure—both as an executive and director—will be leveraged both strategically and operationally. I welcome them both to our team.”
About Zayo Group
Based in Louisville, Colo., privately owned Zayo Group (www.zayo.com ) is a provider of bandwidth infrastructure and network neutral colocation services. Zayo provides its bandwidth infrastructure services over its regional, metro fiber and fiber to the tower networks that span 141 markets and 23 states. Zayo Group is organized into three distinct business units: Zayo Bandwidth, which focuses on the carrier and wholesale segment, Zayo Enterprise Networks and zColo.