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Zayo Group Holdings Inc (ZAYO.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Andrew Crouch

46 2017 President, Chief Operating Officer

Matt Steinfort

47 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Jack Waters

52 2016 Chief Technology Officer, President-Network Solutions

Annette Murphy

2017 Managing Director - Europe

Phil Mottram

2017 Chief Revenue Officer

Philip Canfield

49 2016 Lead Independent Director

Daniel Caruso

54 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Connor

68 2010 Independent Director

Donald Gips

57 2013 Independent Director

Steven Kaplan

2017 Independent Director

Cathy Morris

59 2017 Independent Director

Nina Richardson

58 2015 Independent Director

Linda Rottenberg

48 2014 Independent Director

Emily White

39 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Andrew Crouch

Mr. Andrew E. Crouch serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of the company. He has worked at Level 3 Communications, LLC (“Level 3”) as Regional President, EMEA and Global Accounts Division, from November 2014 through March 2017, Regional President, North America and Asia-Pacific, from October 2012 through October 2014, and Regional President, North American Sales and Asia-Pacific, from October 2011 through October 2012. Born in the U.K., he completed his studies there, with a Bachelor of Science in Management Sciences at the University of Manchester and a master's degree at University College London (UCL) in Telecommunications Management.

Matt Steinfort

Mr. Matt Steinfort serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Steinfort joined Zayo as executive vice president, Corporate Strategy, Development, & Administration in November 2016. His responsibilities included operational finance, investor relations, treasury, M&A, strategy, real estate and people operations. Steinfort joined Zayo from Envysion, a video intelligence SaaS company founded by Caruso and Steinfort, where he was CEO for 10 years. Prior to Envysion, he was senior vice president of Corporate Strategy at ICG Communications and held a variety of vice president roles at Level 3 Communications, including Consumer Voice, Corporate Strategy and Development, and Softswitch Strategy and Finance. Earlier in his career, Steinfort held positions at management consultancy Bain & Company and IT consultancy Cambridge Technology Partners. Steinfort received a bachelor's of science in civil engineering and operations research from Princeton University and an MBA from the MIT-Sloan School of Management.

Jack Waters

Mr. Jack Waters serves as Chief Technology Officer, President-Network Solutions of the Company. In this role, he oversees global technology and network strategy and execution. Prior to joining the Company, he was Chief Technology Officer at Level 3 Communications, a multinational telecommunications and internet service provider company, from January 2008 to August 2016. He joined Level 3 in 1997 and held numerous leadership roles within that company. Before joining Level 3, Mr. Waters served as an executive staff member for MCI Communications, Inc. with responsibility for network architecture, design and implementation. He was an original member of the team responsible for InternetMCI, the company’s initial Internet service. Prior to MCI, Mr. Waters served as director of engineering and operations for SURAnet, the Southeastern University Research and Academic Network. Mr. Waters serves on the FCC’s Technical Advisory Council and the board of directors for the Colorado Technology Association. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from West Virginia University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Annette Murphy

Ms. Annette Murphy is Managing Director - Europe of the Company. Prior to her expanded role, Murphy served as the senior vice president of Fiber Solutions at Zayo, owning the P&L for Zayo's Fiber Solutions business within Europe where she oversaw engineering, service delivery, service management, product, marketing and finance. Before leading the Fiber Solutions team, Murphy was the commercial director for Zayo in Northern Europe where she managed the full product suite including connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure. Murphy also led the UK sales team working with companies in the wholesale and service provider sectors. Prior to Zayo, Murphy held senior positions at Geo Networks and BT.

Phil Mottram

Mr. Phil Mottram is Chief Revenue Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Zayo, Mottram served as the enterprise business unit director at Vodafone UK, was a member of the Vodafone UK board and responsible for P&L. Prior to joining Vodafone UK, Mottram was the CEO of CSL, Hong Kong's leading mobile operator, majority owned by Telstra Group. While at Telstra, Mottram was executive director, with responsibility for global sales, marketing and pricing. Mottram's career also includes sales leadership roles at BT, Sprint and AT&T UK.

Philip Canfield

Mr. Philip A. Canfield serves as Lead Independent Director of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. Mr. Canfield is a Managing Director of private equity firm GTCR LLC and currently co-heads GTCR’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications investment team. Mr. Canfield joined GTCR in 1992 and became a Principal in 1997. From 1990 to 1992, Mr. Canfield worked in the Corporate Finance Department at Kidder, Peabody and Company. Mr. Canfield currently serves on several private company boards. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.B.A. in finance with High Honors from the Honors Business Program at the University of Texas. Mr. Canfield was appointed Director as a result of his extensive experience in corporate finance and in the telecommunications industry.

Daniel Caruso

Mr. Daniel P. Caruso serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. Mr. Caruso is one of Zayo’s cofounders, has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director since Zayo’s inception in 2007 and is the Chairman of the Board. Between 2004 and 2006, Mr. Caruso was President and CEO of ICG Communications, Inc. (“ICG”). In 2004, he led a buyout of ICG and took it private. In 2006, ICG was sold to Level 3 Communications, Inc. (“Level 3”). Prior to ICG, Mr. Caruso was one of the founding executives of Level 3, and served as their Group Vice President from 1997 through 2003 where he was responsible for Level 3’s engineering, construction, and operations organization and most of its lines of business and marketing functions at different times. Prior to Level 3, Mr. Caruso was a member of the MFS Communications Company, Inc. (“MFS Communications”) senior management team. He began his career at Illinois Bell Telephone Company, a former subsidiary of Ameritech Corporation. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

Richard Connor

Mr. Richard Webster Connor serves as Independent Director of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. Mr. Connor is currently retired. Prior to his retirement in 2009, he was an audit partner with KPMG LLP where he served clients in the telecommunications, media and energy industries for 38 years. From 1996 to 2008, he served as the Managing Partner of KPMG’s Denver office. Mr. Connor earned his B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Colorado. Mr. Connor is a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas corporation and Antero Resources Midstream Management LLC, the general partner of Antero Midstream Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by Antero Resources Corporation. Mr. Connor is also a member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Centerra Gold, Inc., a Toronto based gold mining company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Connor was appointed Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee as a result of his extensive technical accounting and auditing background, knowledge of SEC filing requirements and experience with telecommunications clients.

Donald Gips

Mr. Donald H. Gips serves as Independent Director of the Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. experience in the telecommunications industry. Mr. Gips served as the United States Ambassador to South Africa from July 2009 until January 2013 and is currently a Partner at the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to the Blackstone Group and serves on the Boards of Omnispace, Nextnav and Black Rhino. He is also the chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-South Africa Business Council. Mr. Gips served as assistant to President Obama on the Presidential Transition Team and then served in the White House, where he ran the office of Presidential Personnel. Mr. Gips previously served in the White House during the Clinton administration, working as Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore. From 1998-2008, Mr. Gips was Group Vice President of Global Corporate Development for Level 3 Communications. Mr. Gips also served as Chief of the International Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission where he was responsible for WTO negotiations and spectrum policy. Before entering government, he was a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies at McKinsey & Company. Mr. Gips received an MBA from the Yale School of Management where he was recently honored as a Donaldson Fellow and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. Mr. Gips was appointed Director as a result of his extensive experience in the telecommunications industry.

Steven Kaplan

Dr. Steven N. Kaplan serves as Independent Director of the company. Dr. Kaplan is the Neubauer family distinguished service professor of entrepreneurship and finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has taught since 1988. He is a well-known researcher in the areas of private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, executive compensation and corporate finance. Kaplan teaches MBA courses, with a focus on entrepreneurial finance and corporate governance, and he was named one of the top 12 business school teachers in the country by BusinessWeek . Professor Kaplan has published papers in numerous academic and business journals and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Kaplan earned a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University and an AB in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College.

Cathy Morris

Ms. Cathy Morris has been appointed as Independent Director of the company since November 2017. Ms. Morris serves as senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Arrow Electronics, Inc. ("Arrow"), a publicly-traded global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Ms. Morris leads strategic initiatives for Arrow, including global merger and acquisition activity. Ms. Morris has worked at Arrow for over 20 years in progressively senior roles including president of Arrow's enterprise computing solutions segment, vice president of North American support services operations, vice president of finance and support services for the enterprise computing solutions business, and vice president of corporate development. Ms. Morris came to Arrow through its acquisition of Anthem Electronics, where she was vice president of finance and corporate controller. Prior to joining Arrow, Ms. Morris held various financial leadership roles in the banking and manufacturing industries. From 2014 to 2015 she served as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee for GrafTech International Holdings Inc. a manufacturing company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. She received her bachelor's degree in finance from Colorado State University and completed Harvard Business School's General Management Program.

Nina Richardson

Ms. Nina Richardson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Richardson is currently a Managing Director of Three Rivers Energy, an energy services company she co-founded in 2004. From February 2013 through February 2015, she also served as the Chief Operating Officer at GoPro. Previously, Ms. Richardson was an independent operations and management consultant for a diverse group of companies including Tesla Motors, Solaria and TouchTunes Interactive Networks. She has also held a variety of executive positions at Flextronics, including vice president and general manager. Ms. Richardson is also a board member for Silicon Graphics, a global provider of silicon, software and solutions services; SGI, a global leader in high-performance solutions for computing, data analytics and data management; and We Care Solar, a nonprofit organization providing solar-powered systems for maternity care. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University. Ms. Richardson was appointed as a director as a result of her extensive operational and leadership experience in the technology area.

Linda Rottenberg

Ms. Linda Rottenberg serves as Independent Director of Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. Ms. Rottenberg is co-founder and chief executive officer of Endeavor Global, Inc., a global entrepreneurship movement founded in 1997. Ms. Rottenberg also leads Endeavor Catalyst LP Funds I and II, rules-based funds that invest in Endeavor Entrepreneurs. In addition to her responsibilities at Endeavor, Ms. Rottenberg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and serves on the entrepreneurship steering committee of the World Economic Forum. Ms. Rottenberg earned a law degree at Yale Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. Ms. Rottenberg was appointed Director as a result of her extensive experience in entrepreneurship, innovation, business development and leadership.

Emily White

Ms. Emily White serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. White joins the Zayo board after most recently serving as the chief operating officer at Snapchat, Inc., a photo messaging application, from 2014 through 2015. Prior to joining Snapchat, she held several leadership roles at Facebook from 2010 to 2013, including director of local business operations, director of mobile business operations, and head of business operations for Instagram. White also held several leadership roles at Google over a nine-year span beginning in 2001. She has served on the board of lululemon, a public athletic apparel retailer, since 2011 and on the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), a non-profit coalition working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and technology, since 2008. She is also a board advisor to Hyperloop One, and advisor to VSCO, Inc. White received her B.A. in Art History from Vanderbilt University.

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