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Steve Smith

Chief Executive Officer

Steve M. Smith is Chief Executive Officer at Zayo. Steve has over 30 years of expertise as a global leader in the technology sector and a deep background in managing and scaling market-leading technology businesses. 

Prior to joining Zayo, Steve was a Managing Director at GI Partners, a leading private investment firm. From 2007 to 2018, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Equinix, the largest data center company globally. Under his leadership, Equinix grew from $2 billion to $34 billion in market value, while revenue increased from $400 million to $4.4 billion. Equinix also successfully integrated 21 acquisitions over 10 years representing over $25 billion in organic and inorganic investments during his tenure. Steve has also held senior leadership roles with HP Services, Lucent Technologies and Electronic Data Systems Corporation. 

Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of Zayo and NextDC, a publicly traded data center company in Australia.

Steve had a successful eight-year career in the U.S. Army where, among other roles, he was aide-de-camp to the office of the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a B.S. in Engineering.