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Andrés Irlando

President & Chief Operating Officer

Andrés Irlando has served for the past two years as President of Zayo Group, a $2B+ communications infrastructure company owned by private equity firms DigitalBridge and EQT with operations in North America and Europe. He is involved in all aspects of the business, including strategy, driving organic growth, rightsizing costs, and corporate development and integrations.

Andrés has almost 20 years of experience in senior executive roles within the telecom and technology industries. He previously led multi-billion-dollar business units and large employee teams at Verizon Communications, including as President and Senior Vice President Public Sector, President Southwest Region, President New York Region, and Vice President Customer Service.

Andrés also served six years as CEO of Verizon Connect, a $1B fleet and mobile resource management Software-as-a-Service company with operations in North and South America, Europe, China, Australia, and New Zealand. He scaled Verizon Connect into the largest subscriber base in its Internet of Things vertical in the world, overseeing due diligence, acquisition, and integration of a dozen global companies. Andrés also collaborated with Verizon Ventures on its technology and telecom investment strategy and portfolio management.

Andrés previously served five years as President of the Cesar Chavez Foundation, transforming it from a start-up into a national foundation and monument. He also served eight years as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve.

Andrés currently serves on the Board of Directors of Genuine Cable Group, a private equity (Audax Group) portfolio company. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of both Chapman University and Children’s Health Care of Atlanta. Andrés previously served as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.

Andrés earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College.