Bill Fathers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Over the past 20 years, Bill has held a variety of executive leadership positions in the global communications sector across data centers, cloud services, and software. In addition, Bill also currently serves as a Senior Operating Partner, responsible for communications infrastructure investments at Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, a private equity firm specializing in North American infrastructure and the majority equity holder in Cologix. Bill was most recently Executive Vice President of Cloud Services at VMware and previously served as President of Savvis, a public data center and cloud infrastructure provider. Bill previously served on the Board of Directors of Ciena, euNetworks and Telx, a leading cross-connection and colocation platform. Bill is a former British Army Officer and holds a Master of Arts in Engineering from Cambridge University.
Ken desGarennes, Cologix Director
desGarennes is a Senior Operating Partner with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and supports Stonepeak’s investments in communications infrastructure. Prior to joining Stonepeak, he served for over ten years as the Chief Financial Officer of Zayo Group, overseeing all financial operations of the business and financial deals. Before Zayo, desGarennes served as CFO at Wire One Communications. desGarennes received his B.S. in finance from the University of Maryland in College Park.
Cyrus Gentry, Cologix Director
Cyrus is a Principal with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and sits on the board of two of the firm’s communications investments (Cologix & euNetworks). Prior to joining Stonepeak, Cyrus was a Principal at BC Partners, focusing on investments in the industrials and telecommunications sectors. Cyrus also has additional investing and transaction experience across a broad range of sectors while at Advent International and J.P. Morgan. Cyrus holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.
Brian McMullen, Cologix Director
Brian is a Senior Managing Director with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners and has been involved with investments across a broad range of sectors. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Brian worked for H.I.G. Capital. He began his career at Credit Suisse First Boston in the investment banking division. Brian is currently a Director on the boards of Cologix, euNetworks, Extenet Systems and Vertical Bridge. Brian holds a Masters of Business Administration from The Wharton School, a Master’s of Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Ryan Roberge, Cologix Director
Ryan is a Principal with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. Prior to joining Stonepeak, Ryan covered the oil & gas sector for King Street, a New York based hedge fund focused on distressed and special situations credit investments. Prior to King Street, Ryan worked in the energy group at TPG Capital, a large global private equity firm. Ryan started his career in Credit Suisse’s oil & gas investment banking group. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana State University.