Bluebird Network, a provider of fiber transport and internet services and owner of an underground data center, recently announced that it is welcoming Bruce Garrison to the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In his new role with the Bluebird team, Garrison will be responsible for leading all revenue-generating activities, including sales, sales engineering, business development and marketing. He will also lead the strategy for the Bluebird Underground Data Center.
“Bluebird is eager to have someone with Bruce’s sales and marketing prowess join our growing team,” said Michael Morey, President and CEO of Bluebird Network. “Bruce’s vast and varied experience will be an integral part of Bluebird’s continued success as we expand our network infrastructure and data center.”
Prior to this position, Garrison was an executive at Zayo Group’s colocation segment, zColo, serving as Senior Vice President of Global Partners, which included the company’s Global Reach team, International Carriers and the Indirect Channel. Garrison joined Zayo to start the Global Reach team, which focused on serving Zayo’s multinational customers. Earlier in his career, Garrison was Vice President and Head of International Services for GTS Central Europe, based in Prague, Czech Republic, until its acquisition by Deutsche Telekom. Before joining GTS, Garrison also held senior leadership roles at EarthLink Business and Cavalier Telephone Corporation.
Bluebird operates over 9,800 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 50,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 151 Point of Presence (POP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities. This strategic addition to the leadership team underpins the company’s dedication to serving as a partner to rural and underserved communities and businesses throughout the midwest.
Garrison graduated from McNeese State University with a degree in Marketing. Garrison currently serves on the Board of Directors of his local Junior Achievement Chapter, a non-profit teaching entrepreneurship and financial literacy to today’s youth.
To learn more about Bluebird Network, please visit www.bluebirdnetwork.com.