Jack Waters named president of Zayo Networks and COO of Zayo Group Holdings

Thursday February 14, 2019 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Zayo Group Holdings, Jack Waters, Dan Caruso

BOULDER -- Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced it appointed Jack Waters president of Zayo Networks and chief operating officer of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc.Zayo_logoUSE

In this expanded role, Waters will lead the company’s global Networks business, including the fiber solutions, transport, enterprise and strategic networks businesses in addition to network operations and security, the company said.

Waters has served as Zayo’s chief technology officer and president of Fiber Solutions since August 2016. During his tenure, he led organic and inorganic expansion of the company’s fiber network, integrating six acquisitions, including Electric Lightwave, Optic Zoo, and Spread Networks.

Waters and his team have continued to amass and strengthen Zayo’s network, with unique routes, high-fiber counts and high density in major metropolitan areas to create a long-term platform for success, the company said.

“Jack’s leadership will continue to be instrumental as we fully leverage our global fiber footprint to provide solutions to the world’s most innovative and impactful companies,” said Dan Caruso, Zayo chair and CEO.

“He has put a foundation in place, including the regional and strategic fiber network teams, which will be key to driving momentum and further unleashing the value of our network.”

Prior to joining Zayo, Waters served in numerous leadership roles at Level 3 Communications, including chief technology officer. He was with Level 3 from its inception, and oversaw most of the engineering, network, and operations functions during Level 3’s initial 18 years.

Waters was an original member of the team responsible for InternetMCI and began his career at SURAnet, the Southeastern University Research and Academic Network. Waters is a frequent speaker at industry and policy events and serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Technology Association.