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Zayo’s Lynn D. Tinney Named as 2023 Channel Influencer Award Winner by Channel Futures

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BOULDER, Colo. –
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., a leading global communications infrastructure platform, is proud to announce that Lynn Tinney, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships at Zayo, has been named a 2023 Channel Influencer Award winner by Channel Futures. Tinney is one of 50 individuals recognized as a thought leader who will impact the direction of the IT and communications indirect sales channel in 2023.

Tinney is a well-known and respected voice in the channel community with over 20 years of channel leadership experience across the security and technology sectors. She has held senior leadership roles at companies including Brightcove, OPAQ, CA Technologies, Riverbed Technology, and Cisco Systems.

Since joining Zayo in January 2022, Lynn has led the re-architecture of the company’s channel partner program, resulting in a 15% year-over-year growth for the program. This included launching Zayo’s first-ever partner advisory board and integrating existing programs across Zayo-acquired companies Allstream and QOS Networks.

“Lynn has been an invaluable asset to Zayo,” said Brian Daniels, Chief Sales Officer, Strategic Verticals, at Zayo. “Under her leadership, Zayo has seen significant growth in our global channel partner program and made tremendous strides towards our goal of developing Zayo into a world-class partner organization. Her expertise and passion for the channel shine well beyond her work at Zayo, and we could not be more proud to see her recognized in this list of thought leaders.”

Lynn and the other 49 Channel Influencers will be honored at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, May 1-4 at the Venetian Resort & Expo in Las Vegas. She is profiled in a gallery on the Channel Futures website and the 2023 Channel Influencers digital issue, available now for download.

Since 2018, the Channel Futures Channel Influencer Awards have recognized individuals expected to have a significant impact on the IT and communications indirect sales channel in the year ahead. These individuals are considered to be channel leaders, dedicated to the channel and working to keep it moving forward.

“Our Channel Influencers share a number of common traits, chief among them being their dedication to the channel,” said Bobby DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels Group. “In our conversations with this year’s honorees, they all cited the importance of sharing information and helping. They consider ‘influence’ to be an opportunity to help others.”

“Our editors are in the trenches, so they know who’s truly making waves and influencing the channel,” said Craig Galbraith, editorial director for Channel Futures. “We are once again proud to highlight the best and brightest Channel Influencers – those who lead with actions and words that set an example for the entire industry.”

About Zayo

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. is the leading global communications infrastructure platform, delivering a range of solutions, including fiber & transport, packet and managed edge services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP backbone spanning 139,000 miles across North America and Europe. By providing this mission-critical bandwidth to its category-leading customers across the wireless, hyperscale, media, tech and finance industries, Zayo is fueling the innovations that are transforming society. For more information, visit

About Channel Futures

Channel Futures is a media and events destination for the information and communication technologies (ICT) channel community. We provide information, perspective and connection for the entire channel ecosystem, including solution providers (SPs), managed service providers (MSPs), managed security service providers (MSSPs), cloud service providers (CSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and distributors, technology solutions brokerages, subagents and agents, as well as leading technology vendor partners and communication providers.

Our properties include many awards programs such as the Channel Futures MSP 501, a list of the most influential and fastest-growing providers of managed services in the technology industry; Channel Partners events, which delivers unparalleled in-person events including Channel Partners Conference & Expo, Channel Partners Leadership Summit, Women’s Leadership Summit, the MSP Summit and Channel Partners Europe; and a DEI Community Group, our initiative to educate, support and promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in the ICT channel industry. Channel Futures is where the world meets the channel; we are leading Channel Partners forward. More information is available at

Channel Futures is part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in ICT sector. Every year, we welcome 14,000+ subscribers to our research, more than 4 million unique monthly visitors to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events.


Patrick Murphy

BLASTmedia for Zayo Group