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11 May 2017
| James Pearce
Edward Morche has joined Zayo Group as its new president of sales, reporting in to president and COO Andrew Crouch.
Morche (pictured) joins Zayo from
Level 3 Communications, where he was group vice president of
sales, overseeing sales engineering, business operations,
commercial services and metro market expansion.
He spent more than 16 years at Level 3, which is set to
merge with CenturyLink, holding senior roles across product
management, business development, offer management, and
Prior to joining Level 3 in 2001, Morche held a number of
roles at Sprint, Teleglobe and Igaea. In his new role, he will
report to Crouch,
who only joined Zayo himself in April.
"Zayo’s growth over the past 10 years has been
impressive, and I look forward to contributing to a second
decade of growth for the company," said Morche.
"I’m excited to work with Zayo’s
talented team to strengthen relationships with our growing base
of global customers."
He joins Zayo during a period of expansion for the US-based
company, which completed its
$1.42 billion acquisition of Electric Lightwave in
The acquisition added 8,100 route miles of long-haul fibre
and 4,000 miles of dense metro fibre across Denver,
Minneapolis, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, San
Francisco, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Spokane and Boise, with
on-net connectivity to more than 3,100 enterprise buildings and
100 data centres.
It also acquired two new data centres in Southern
California, and established a new point of presence in Paris,
while it plans to deploy a
new dark fibre route between Portland and Umatilla,
"Ed is a proven sales leader within our industry who will be
instrumental in driving continued growth," said Dan Caruso,
Zayo’s chairman and CEO.
"He has a deep understanding of the market opportunity and
demand for bandwidth, effective sales channel strategies and
how to leverage our deep fibre assets for customers in a wide
range of sectors. I worked with Ed early in his career at Level
3, and I am excited that he will be a key member of our
executive management team."
president of sales,