John is a founding member of Wyyerd Group and serves as our team leader with more than 30 years of related experience. John serves on several boards and is a graduate-level adjunct professor for the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program at the University of Colorado. Before Wyyerd, John co-founded Zayo Group, was Vice Chairman, CFO, EVP of euNetworks Group, EVP of ICG Communications, VP at Level 3, VP at MFS Communications and began his telecom career at AT&T and Bell Laboratories. John served as councilman and deputy supervisor for the Town of Wallkill, NY. John received a combined degree in business administration and computer science from the State University of NY at Albany.
Commercial & Operational Lead
Amanda is a founding member of Wyyerd Group and serves as Wyyerd's commercial and operational leader. Prior to Wyyerd, Amanda spent two years at Zayo Group as a business unit GM overseeing product lines including Internet, Ethernet, WAN and dark fiber businesses. Prior to joining Zayo Amanda was VP of Commercial Marketing for Charter Communications, overseeing marketing, strategy and pricing for Charter's mid-market and enterprise business. Before Charter, Amanda spent nine years at Level 3 Communications where she held leadership positions across a variety of functions including service delivery, marketing, strategy, and market management She began her career at Citigroup in New York as a financial analyst and investment officer. Amanda holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Bucknell University.
Corporate & Business Development
Andy is a founding member of Wyyerd Group and serves as our leader for corporate and business development with more than 30 years of related experience. Prior to Wyyerd, Andy was part of the original senior management team that founded Zayo Group, holding executive positions in sales, network and business development and outside plant and construction. Before Zayo, Andy held senior management positions in accounting, fp&a, business development and network planning at ICG Communications, Level 3 Communications, XO Communications, MFS Communications and TDS Communications. Andy received a B.S. in accounting from Illinois State University, an MBA in finance from DePaul University and a CPA license from the State of Illinois.
Tim is a founding member of Wyyerd Group and serves as our leader for finance. Tim has over 17 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. He also served 2 years as the assistant controller for an electric and gas utility in addition to 8 years of experience in public accounting as a tax adviser. Prior to Wyyerd, Tim was part of the original senior management team that founded Zayo Group beginning in 2007 through 2017. During his time there, he held Executive positions as the Corporate Controller, Chief Finance Officer of the Dark Fiber Product Segment and VP of Corporate Finance. Before Zayo, he was the Corporate Controller and VP of Taxation at ICG Communications and prior to that held similar positions at Expanets. He also served as the Assistant Controller for Northwestern Energy in addition to an 8-year career with BKD providing tax preparation and planning services for businesses and individuals. Tim has a B.S. in Accountancy as well as a M.A. in Accountancy with an emphasis in Taxation; both from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a licensed CPA in the State of Colorado.
Scott is a founding member of Wyyerd Group and serves as General Counsel and Strategic Advisor. Scott has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Prior to Wyyerd, Scott was a member of the original executive management team that founded Zayo Group ("ZAYO") beginning in 2007 through 2015. During his time there, Scott was the Chief Legal Officer for Zayo and executed over 35 successful acquisitions, numerous financing transactions and Zayo's initial public offering/IPO in 2014. Before Zayo, he was General Counsel at ICG Communications, Vice President Carrier Relations at Level 3 Communication, Associate General Counsel at MCI WorldCom, and an associate attorney for the law firm of McGloin, Davenport, Severson and Snow located in Denver, Colorado. Scott has a B.S. in Communications from Michigan State University and a juris doctorate from Michigan State University Law School (f/k/a Detroit College of Law).
Network Architect & Engineer
Dax is Wyyerd's network leader, with responsibility for all our network architecture and security needs. Prior to Wyyerd, Dax was a member of the original employee team that started Zayo Group beginning in 2007 through 2019. During his twelve years at Zayo, Dax headed a variety of global engineering, operations, and service delivery organizations navigating over 40 successful acquisitions and building Zayo's global Tier 1 IP network. Prior to Zayo, Dax held network architecture and engineering roles with VoicePipe Communications and ICG Communications. Dax holds a dual B.S. in Information Systems and Accounting from Brigham Young University.
SVP, Strategy & Market Development
Kate serves as Wyyerd’s strategy and market development leader. Prior to Wyyerd, Kate spent nearly 10 years at Altman Vilandrie & Company, a boutique strategy consulting firm focused on the telecom, media, and technology industries. During her tenure at AV&Co., Kate advised operating clients on a wide range of topics, including strategy development, go-to-market planning, product and pricing, and marketing optimization. She also supported numerous investor clients in commercial diligence of internet infrastructure-related assets. Additionally, Kate was executive sponsor of AV&Co.’s Women in Technology group. She began her career at the global business strategy consulting firm Accenture. Kate holds a BA from Stanford University and a dual-degree MBA and Master of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin.
Jason Serves as Wyyerd's technology lead with responsibility for all IT and software development including Wyyerd's proprietary software platform, Intuition. Prior to Wyyerd, Jason spent 3 years working as an Independent Consultant with smaller telecommunications companies focusing on overall system and process review, improvement recommendations, roadmaps creation and implementation. Jason has a breadth of telecom experience from his work at many large telecom companies including TCG, ATT, ICG, Level 3, and Zayo. At Zayo, he was the 11th employee and played a critical role to help build the company to from $0 to $1B in revenue, from 0 to 92,000 route miles of fiber spanning the US and Europe. Jason holds a B.S. in Telecom Management from DeVry Kansas City in 2.5 years, graduating college before he was 21.