Zayo Appoints Ginna Raahauge as Chief Information Officer


Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., a global provider of fiber-based communications solutions, has appointed Ginna Raahauge as Chief Information Officer (CIO).

In this role, Raahauge will oversee IT operations, provide strategic direction for the company’s enterprise systems, and deliver IT solutions to drive operational excellence and innovation. As a member of Zayo’s experienced Executive Leadership team, she will report directly to Zayo’s CEO, Steve Smith.

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“With her extensive and invaluable experience as both a CIO and CTO, Ginna is an ideal fit for the CIO role at Zayo,” said Steve Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Zayo. “Ginna will be key to ensuring Zayo maintains a competitive edge in a fast-changing IT marketplace by providing best-in-class solutions to our employees who serve customers as they deploy top-notch digital infrastructure solutions based on Zayo‘s products and technology.”

Raahauge brings more than 28 years of experience as a CIO and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for global organizations from pre-IPO to Fortune 100 companies. Most recently, Raahauge served as an executive in solution and sales engineering for Amazon Web Services (AWS), leading teams who work with start-ups to enterprises, covering everything from infrastructure through to application development. She previously served as CTO and SVP of strategy, architecture and mergers and acquisitions for Catholic Health Initiatives.

“Zayo is at the forefront in supporting its customers’ need to accelerate digital transformation in their organizations,” said Raahauge. “As CIO, I look forward to working with our talented team and enabling the systems and processes necessary to continue to drive innovation for our customers.”

Raahauge currently serves as a technology advisory board member for Greylock Partners and previously served on the advisory board of Sutter Hill Ventures. She is also the co-founder of an angel investment firm, specializing in bringing capital to demographics that have historically been ignored.