TJ Karklins is senior vice president of Zayo’s zColo business segment. He is responsible for the sales, operations, investment and financial performance of the business unit.
TJ has built a focused career of sales, finance and leadership roles in technology and international businesses. He joined Zayo from its 2016 acquisition of Clearview International, where he was the CEO of the enterprise-focused, colocation and cloud services firm. Prior to Clearview, he was the vice president of sales for Hosting, an early leader in hybrid cloud solutions and was the CFO of a successful joint venture with a consumer products business unit of the Mondragon Corporation of Spain. He grew a strong base of enterprise IT experience across eight years of sales, technical, and business building assignments in the software and managed services business units of Lucent and Avaya.
TJ began his career as an officer and aviator in the U.S. Army where he commanded helicopter units in the 4th Aviation Brigade. He is a Wharton Fellow and holds an MBA from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado.