Zayo appoints Level 3, Charter exec Tierney as EVP of network connectivity

Tierney (Source: Zayo Group)

Zayo Group has named Level 3 Communications alum Amanda Tierney as its new EVP of network connectivity. In her role, she will oversee wavelengths, Ethernet, IP and SONET strategic business units.

Tierney comes to Zayo from Charter Communications where she served as the cable MSO’s VP of commercial marketing.

Before landing at Charter, Tierney held leadership positions during her nine-year tenure at Level 3 in customer care, market management, strategy, wholesale and large enterprise. 

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Tierney, who began her career at Citi as a financial analyst and investment officer, is also a 2011 FierceTelecom Women in Wireline honoree. She joins fellow Level 3 executive Jack Waters, who recently took on the CTO role at the company.

Her arrival at Zayo comes at a transitional time for the company as it looks to increase service bookings for dark fiber and lit fiber services.

During its fiscal fourth quarter earnings call, Zayo reported that net installs rose to $2.4 million due to a rise in gross installs and a consistent churn rate of 1.1 percent. However, net bookings of $6.4 million were below the company’s expectations.

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