Barrett L. (Barry) Zahn Chief Operating Officer comes back to GroupHILL from ICG
Telecom Group, Inc. Prior to ICG, he had 24 years of experience at AT&T
and Mountain Bell. In addition to his talents in managing a growing
service business with a decidedly e-commerce approach, he has had
significant responsibilities for software tool development and database
management. Dr. Zahn and Dr. Hill completed their DBAs together and have
been working on various technical and economic solutions for the health
care and telecommunications industries for nearly 20 years.
At ICG Telecom Group Barry served as Vice President
and General Manager for the state of Colorado Migrating to Senior Vice
President and General Manager for the Central Region of the US. In his
role as Senior Vice President and General Manager, he was responsible
for all facets of the Income Statement ($87 million revenue, $30 million
EBITDA, fiscal year 1998) for ICG's operations in Colorado and Texas.
This included direct responsibility for Sales, Service Delivery,
Operations, Customer Service, Planning, Engineering, Outside Plant, LEC
Management, and Project Management.
Previously, Barry held various positions with AT&T in
Access Management, Networks Services, Government Affairs, Capital
Management, Business Services, Finance, Data Systems, and Engineering.
He began his telecommunications career with Mountain Bell in Cheyenne,
Wyoming in 1972. In his last position with AT&T, Barry managed an
organization that had an annual operating budget of $3.2 million, whose
role it was to manage the price paid to three major access suppliers (U S
WEST (now Qwest), PacBell (now AT&T), and GTE) and over 200 minor suppliers of access in
eighteen states. This organization was also responsible for planning the
use of Competitive Access Providers and AT&T build options in the U S
WEST, PacBell, and GTE regions. A significant part of this position was
to be an expert witness in matters of micro-economics, rates, and costs before
Barry holds a Doctorate of Business Administration
degree from Nova Southeastern University granted in 1989. He also holds
a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of
Wyoming and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics (Magna
Cum Laude) from Chapman College.