About Us

The Vero team has an extensive background in building and operating fiber network companies. The management team has decades of experience operating internet infrastructure companies for some of the most demanding bandwidth customers.

Matt Erickson

Matt Erickson, is a founding member of Vero Networks and serves as its managing partner. Prior to Vero, Matt was COO and part of the senior executive team that founded Zayo (NYSE: ZAYO). While COO, Matt oversaw most of Zayo’s day to day business operations, including the integration of 30+ businesses and the construction of 17,000+ route miles of new network. Prior to Zayo, Matt was a Vice President at Level 3 Communications. Matt earned a B.S. (Summa Cum Laude with Honors) in Accounting from Colorado State University.

Pam Moore

Pam Moore is a member and serves as the COO of Vero Networks. Before joining Vero, Pam was Principal/Owner of a consulting company advising clients on fiber and data center transactions. Previously, Pam served 8 years at Zayo Group, holding leadership roles in the Ethernet, Long Haul Dark Fiber and datacenter business units. Prior to Zayo, Pam held management roles at ICG and Level 3 Communications. Pam has a BSBA in Finance from the University of Denver and an MBA from Regis University.

Zach Nebergall

Zach Nebergall is a founding member of Vero Fiber Networks and serves as its EVP, Product and Strategy. Zach has 19 years of experience in the Communications and Internet industries. Before Vero, Zach worked 7 years at Zayo holding various leadership roles. His role at the time he left Zayo was Senior VP of Zayo’s largest business segment, the Metro Dark Fiber Group. In this role, he was responsible for managing the full operations and financial activities of the Metro Dark Fiber business, including pricing, capital management, engineering, service delivery, and network planning.

Greg Friedman

Greg has 20 years experience in telecom, tech and real estate and currently serves as Vero's CFO. He was previously EVP at Zayo Group, where he managed the datacenter businesses. Prior to that, Greg held various executive and management roles at Zayo, Level 3 Communications, Deloitte, and Cap Gemini. He received a BS from the Univ. of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School.

John Real

John Real is a founding member of Vero Networks and serves as EVP of Sales. Prior to Vero Networks, John spent over 7 years at Zayo holding various executive roles, charged with leading sales and support for school districts networks. Prior to Zayo, John spent 3 years as CEO of VoicePipe, an internet and telephony provider that was acquired by Zayo in 2007. John started his telecom career at ICG Communications.

Gregg Strumberger

Gregg Strumberger is a founding member of Vero Networks and serves as its Chief Legal Officer. Gregg has over 24 years of experience in the Communications and Internet industries. Prior to Vero, Gregg held several legal and business leadership roles at Zayo, including General Counsel of Dark Fiber and Mobile Infrastructure Services and General Counsel of Zayo Canada, Inc. Prior to Zayo, Gregg served as Corporate Counsel at Level 3 and as an Associate at the law firms of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed in NYC and Swidler & Berlin in Washington, DC.

Dave Jones

Dave Jones is a member of Vero Networks and serves as its CTO. Dave has 25+ years of technical leadership experience in the fiber and wireless industries. Prior to joining Vero, Dave was EVP of Dark Fiber Solutions at Zayo, where he had overall responsibility for the Dark Fiber and Mobile Infrastructure product groups. Dave has also previously held senior positions with FiberTower, Formus Communications, Sprint PCS, US WEST, and the NTIA. Dave earned a BSEE and an MS Telecom from the University of Colorado.

Nathan McGinn

Nathan Mcginn serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations. Nathan has 17 years experience in the communications infrastructure and commercial real estate industries. Prior to joining Vero, Nathan spent 8 years at Zayo Group holding various leadership positions with focus on operations, construction, network development & client services. Prior to Zayo, Nathan was the Chief Operating & Financial Officer of Palm Beach Title Services. Nathan earned a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in Mathematics from the University of Vermont and a JD/MBA from the University of Colorado.

Jake Fuller

Jake Fuller is the Senior Vice President of Product Management for Vero Fiber Networks and has 13 years of experience in the Communications and real estate industries. Prior to joining Vero, he worked at Zayo Group for 9 years where he held multiple senior leadership positions in the Dark Fiber and Mobile Infrastructure Groups. Jake holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Chad Wertz

Chad Wertz serves as the Senior Vice President of Wireless Solutions. Chad has 27+ years of sales and leadership experience in the communications infrastructure industry. Prior to joining Vero, Chad worked as a consultant advising clients on fiber transactions related to wireless solutions. Previously, Chad spent 10 years at Zayo Group with his most recent role being VP of Sales. He built and led a team at Zayo responsible for development and sales of wireless solutions including Dark Fiber to the Tower, Small Cells and MTSO connectivity. Earlier in his career Chad held sales roles at Level 3, TelCove, MCI-WorldCom and SkyTel. Chad received a B.A. in Business and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh.

David Hill

David Hill is the Director of Operations at Vero Networks. David has over 32 years of Network Engineering and Operations experience in the wireline and wireless industries. Prior to joining Vero, he worked at Zayo Group for 6 years holding several Operations and Implementation positions the most recent of which was as Sr Director of Implementation for the South Region Fiber Solutions group. David has also held senior and leadership positions with Atlantic Tower, Segra, Lightsquared, Ericsson, Sprint, Nextel, BellSouth Mobility, and BellSouth. David earned a BSEE and an MBA from the University of South Carolina and is a licensed Residential Builder.

Josh Nelson

Josh Nelson serves as Director of Operations for Vero Networks. Josh has been in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. Before Vero Networks, Josh spent nearly 10 years at Zayo holding several engineering, design, operational and business development leadership positions. Prior to Zayo, Josh spent 6 years at AGL Networks, which was acquired by Zayo in 2010. Josh started his telecom career at Sprint in 1997.