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Zayo’s Sandi Mays Honored as CIO of the Year in 2019 CTA APEX Awards

Press Release

BOULDER, Colo. –
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) Co-Founder, Chief Customer Experience and Information Officer Sandi Mays was presented with the Colorado Technology Association (CTA) APEX Award for CIO of the Year.

The APEX Awards recognize Colorado’s technology excellence, highlighting remarkable leaders and innovators. Since 2001, CTA has hosted this prestigious event to bring together the community and celebrate the exceptional people, companies and accomplishments of the year. The APEX outstanding Chief Information Officer has demonstrated considerable ingenuity in leading an IT team and implementing technology projects that demonstrably improve the effectiveness of their organization.

Mays, who was a member of Zayo’s founding team in 2007, leads customer success, business intelligence, digital innovation, technology solutions, IT architecture, IT operations, application development and support. She also oversees Tranzact, the company’s innovative ecommerce and sales enablement platform that enables customers to order and manage services in real time. Over the course of her career at Zayo, Mays has been responsible for retiring hundreds of legacy systems from 45 acquisitions to a unified cloud-based Salesforce CRM and operating system.

Sandi’s effectiveness as a Colorado technology leader is shaped by her own experience as a Latina who overcame many obstacles throughout her life. At Zayo, she has created a culture of inclusion and performance, inspiring the next generation of leaders. During Zayo’s rapid growth, Sandi has played a key role in hiring and developing hundreds of individuals, many of whom play critical leadership roles at Zayo today. Mays is also active in the community, serving on the Board of the Latino Leadership Institute, the Salesforce CIO Advisory Board and the Denver Metro Chamber Economic Development Executive Committee. She is also a patron/supporter of the Denver Art Museum, Latinas First Foundation, Hispanics and Technology, Greenhouse Scholars, Denver Performing Arts Center and the Colorado Ballet and is an active member of many minority and diverse charities.

“I’ve worked closely with Sandi since Zayo’s inception and her leadership has been instrumental to our growth and success — from a startup to scaleup to a leading Colorado-based company,” said Dan Caruso, chairman and CEO at Zayo. “As Zayo’s CIO, she and her team are relentlessly focused on leveraging technology to drive everything from customer success to sales enablement in order to create a competitive advantage. Her impact as a leader at Zayo and in the broader community is extraordinary.”

Details about CTA APEX Awards and the lists of winners who were announced on November 6 are available at

About Zayo Group

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated internet access and data center colocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP backbone and 44 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its CloudLink service, Zayo provides low-latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. For more information, visit

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Shannon Paulk
, Corporate Communications



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