Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network names new chief revenue officer

05 June 2020 | Melanie Mingas

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Bluebird Network has appointed former zColo SVP Bruce Garrison to the newly created role of chief revenue officer.

Taking responsibility for sales, sales engineering, business development and marketing Garrison, will also head Bluebird’s underground data centre strategy.

Garrison joins from Zayo Group’s colocation segment, zColo where we held the position of senior vice president of global partners, which included the company’s global reach team, international carriers and the indirect channel.

Prior to Zayo, Garrison was VP and head of international services for GTS Central Europe based in Prague, until its acquisition by Deutsche Telekom, and Garrison has held senior leadership roles at EarthLink Business and Cavalier Telephone Corporation.

“Bluebird is eager to have someone with Bruce’s sales and marketing prowess join our growing team,” said Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “Bruce’s vast and varied experience will be an integral part of Bluebird’s continued success as we expand our network infrastructure and data center.”

Bluebird acquired its first underground data centre in 2014. Located 26 metres underground, the SOC 2 Type 2 Certified facility cannot be imaged by satellites and features private streets within the mine to block public access

Today Bluebird operates more than 9,800 fibre route miles of high-speed broadband and fibre-optic connections with more than 50,000 on-net and near-net buildings, 151 Points of Presence (POP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities.