Zayo Group appoints Level 3 veteran as new president, COO

BOULDER — Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has named industry veteran Andrew Crouch as president and chief operating officer, effective April 27.

Crouch will be based in Denver and will oversee Zayo’s business operations, reporting to chairman and CEO Dan Caruso.

“My priority over the past year has been to assemble an invigorated post-IPO executive team,” Caruso said in a prepared statement. “Andrew is the capstone of this initiative to position Zayo for the future.”

Crouch most recently served as regional president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) for Broomfield-based Level 3 Communications, where he also was responsible for its Global Accounts Division.

“Andrew rose through the sales and marketing functions, and has extensive global experience in running large scale organizations similar to Zayo,” Caruso said, “He is exactly what Zayo needs to drive our continued growth as the global leader in communications infrastructure.”

Crouch will oversee Zayo’s global Communications Infrastructure business, which consists of Fiber Solutions, Transport, Enterprise Networks, and Colocation segments, and its Allstream business. Shared functions, such as Sales and Customer Service, will also report into Crouch.

Zayo provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure.