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Dan Caruso

Dan Caruso is Chairman and CEO of Zayo Group,
a publicly held Bandwidth Infrastructure company listed
on the NYSE. Dan, as an angel investor, helped found
Envysion, where he served as Chairman from 2006 to
2013. Dan is a former Board Member of GTS Central
Europe and former director of New Global Telecom.
Dan has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BS
in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois.
In 2004, Dan led the buyout of ICG Communications,
taking it private. He served as its President and CEO until
2007, when it was sold to Level 3 Communications for an
ROI of 25x. Prior to that, Dan was a founding executive
of Level 3 Communications and a member of the senior
management team at MFS Communications. He began his
career at Illinois Bell/Ameritech.
Dan was awarded the Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement
Award at the Colorado Technology Association’s 2013
APEX Award. Ernst & Young named Dan one of the
three national finalists for the Entrepreneur of the Year
2011 Media, Entertainment, and Communications Award.
The Denver Post named him one of the Eleven Colorado
Business People to Watch in 2011. The Boulder Chamber
of Commerce honored him with the 2010 Esprit Award.
In 2009, Dan was named Communications Executive of
the Year in Colorado. Also in 2009, Ernst & Young honored
him as the Entrepreneur of the Year in Rocky Mountain
Region Emerging Company category.
Dan is an active supporter of the University of Colorado –
Boulder. He co-teaches Entrepreneurship and the Private
Equity Process in the Leeds MBA Program. He is on
the Entrepreneurship Initiative Advisory Board of Silicon
Flatirons, a center for law, technology, and entrepreneurship
at the University of Colorado, as well as board member of StartUp Colorado. He is actively involved in the College
of Engineering and Applied Sciences as a frequent guest lecturer and supporter of the Engineering Management
and Entrepreneurship program. Dan serves on the Steering Committee of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, May 16

10:30am MDT