Zayo promotes Morley, Erickson as COOs of cloud and physical infrastructure units

Zayo Group has promoted two of its key executives, Matthew Erickson and Chris Morley, as COOs of their respective Physical Infrastructure and Cloud and Connectivity business units.

Morley and Erickson, who also serve as president of their business segments, have broad telecom experience, serving in a number operational and business roles at Zayo and other service providers.

As an original member of Zayo, Erickson has held a number of operating and leadership roles since the company was founded in 2007. In his role as COO of Zayo's Physical Infrastructure segment, Erickson oversees the company's metro and long-haul ​dark ​fiber, colocation​ and mobile infrastructure (including fiber-to-the-tower and small cell) strategic product groups.​ ​Erickson is also responsible for Zayo's construction and outside plant organizations.

Morley heads up Zayo's Cloud and Connectivity segment, which includes the wavelength, Ethernet, IP, cloud and live video strategic product groups as well as the 24/7/365 network control center (NCC) and field operations. A 19-year technology industry veteran, Morley has served in several key executive capacities within Zayo since joining in 2009.

The promotion of Erickson and Morley is just one of various changes Zayo has made to its top management team.

Following its acquisition of Latisys in February, the service provider tapped Stephanie Copeland, formerly Zayo's president of Lit Services, to become the president of zColo.

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