Leadership

  • RAY LACHANCE

    RAY LACHANCE

    President & Chief Executive Officer

    As President and Chief Executive Officer of ZenFi, Ray applies proven industry management expertise to deliver cutting-edge communication network solutions to the market.  Ray oversees all aspects of business operations, effectively leading a team of experts to solve industry challenges created by the proliferation of mobile data.  In addition to Ray’s role at ZenFi, he is also a Founding Partner of Metro Network Services, LLC, a company focused on network planning, engineering, deployment and maintenance.

    Ray is an Information Technology industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience managing teams to design, build and operate complex, high-capacity networks for large enterprises, financial firms and telecommunications service providers.  Prior to ZenFi and Metro|NS, Ray served as President and CEO of Lexent Metro Connect, LLC from 2007 to its successful sale in December 2010 to Lightower Fiber Networks.  Ray was also the Co-Founder of Realtech Systems Corp., an enterprise network integration and professional services firm, where he served as President and CEO.  Ray received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany in 1985.

  • VICTORIA O’KANE

    VICTORIA O’KANE

    Chief Operating Officer

    As Chief Operating Officer of ZenFi, Victoria relies on her proven array of experience in the telecommunications and engineering fields to steer and manage the day-to-day operations of the business.  In addition to Victoria’s role at ZenFi, she is also a Founding Partner of Metro Network Services, LLC, where she oversees the company’s operations, effectively providing network planning, engineering, deployment and maintenance solutions for companies throughout the New York metro market. She is also a Partner and Board Member at Hugh O’Kane Electric Co., a New York City telecommunications and electrical contracting firm. Prior to co-founding Metro|NS, Victoria worked as Director of Carrier Sales and Marketing for Lexent Metro Connect until it was sold to Lightower Fiber Networks in December 2010.  Before joining the telecommunications sector in 2008, Victoria worked within the financial community in operations support.  Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Boston College, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

  • MICHAEL BRESCIO

    MICHAEL BRESCIO

    Chief Financial Officer

    Michael joins ZenFi as its Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the overall financial management of the company.  Previously, Michael spent 13 years with General Electric, where he most recently oversaw a multi-billion-dollar bond portfolio for the GE Pension with a focus on the utility and energy sectors.  Prior to that role, Michael spent six years with GE Capital providing project financing and corporate loans to utility and energy businesses.  He was also a member of GE’s Corporate Audit Staff and a graduate of the GE Financial Management Program.  Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia University.  He is a CPA and a GE Six Sigma Quality Black Belt.

  • PATRICK O’HARE

    PATRICK O’HARE

    Senior Vice President Of Operations

    Patrick joins ZenFi as Senior Vice President of Operations.  He has over 23 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.  Prior to ZenFi, Patrick served as Senior Vice President of Sidera Networks, where he led all operations, service delivery and engineering functions, and was instrumental in the company’s acquisition by Berkshire Partners.  Patrick was also the Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering at RCN Metro, Sidera’s predecessor company, and was integral to the company’s acquisition by ABRY Partners and the successful separation of assets from the RCN Cable parent company.  Patrick also served as Vice President of Field Operations for Zayo Bandwidth and Vice President of Field Operations for Level 3 Communications.  Before joining Level 3 in 1999, he held several management positions of increasing responsibility in corporate communications, customer service and operations at Verizon’s predecessor companies New York Telephone, NYNEX and Bell Atlantic.  Patrick holds an MBA from Long Island University and a Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Albany.

  • WALTER CANNON

    WALTER CANNON

    Vice President, Sales & Marketing

    As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for ZenFi, Walter leverages over 20 years of technology sales and executive management experience in the enterprise and financial marketplace to lead the sales team in efficient delivery of network solutions that enable customers to grow their businesses more effectively. Prior to ZenFi, Walter served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Metro|NS, where he effectively developed sales strategies that delivered results. Before Metro|NS, Walter was the Director of Enterprise Sales for Lexent Metro Connect, where he was responsible for growing Lexent’s core business. Walter previously served as Vice President at TCG SecureZone and helped forge key relationships and partnerships with numerous business and enterprise clients. He received a degree in Liberal Arts with a focus in Engineering and Mathematics from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

  • RAO KARANAM

    RAO KARANAM

    Vice President, Solutions Engineering

    Rao is Vice President of Solutions Engineering, involved in business planning as well as sales, marketing and project delivery support.  Rao has extensive experience in planning, building and operating telecommunications networks for metro fiber networks, and over 1,000 DAS nodes throughout the New York City metro area.  Prior enterprise businesses and carriers.

    In his previous roles at Metro Network Services and Lexent Metro Connect, Rao program-managed the engineering and supported the successful deployment of low -latency microwave networks (for High-Frequency Traders [HFTs]), several metro fiber networks, and over 1,000 DAS nodes throughout the New York City metro area.  Prior to Lexent, Rao was involved in product management at JPMorgan Chase, optical networking at Realtech Systems Corp. and various network planning, optimization and design activities at AT&T Labs and Bell Labs.  Rao holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Rutgers University.

  • BOB GOEDEL

    BOB GOEDEL

    Controller

    Bob joins ZenFi as Controller after serving dual roles as Controller at Metro Network Services, LLC and Project Controller at Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, Inc. from 2010 through 2014. Bob has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience, specializing in all aspects of operations control and finance. Prior to joining Metro Network Services, LLC and Hugh O’Kane Electric Company, Inc., Bob held positions as Operations Controller at Lexent Metro Connect, VP of Finance at Triad Communications Group and Finance Manager at National Network Technologies, LLC.