Thought Leadership Top Ten In 2019


In 2019, ZenFi Networks celebrated a milestone of five years in business, and our network has continued to grow. We’ve been at the forefront of wireline and wireless convergence since our inception, and our dense network supports both core and edge colocation. In 2020 and beyond, we will continue to work to enable a connected future.

As leaders in the telecom industry, our executive and management team shared their extensive knowledge throughout the year. Here’s the top ten of our team’s thought leadership, and you can see our full archive from 2019 here.

ZenFi Networks At Large

We co-produced the HetNet Forum white paper “DAS and Small Cells Evolve to Meet Today’s and Tomorrow’s Connectivity Needs” with ADRF, Boingo Wireless, and COMMSCOPE.


Ray LaChance

Co-Founder & CEO Ray LaChance

Ray was elected to the INCOMPAS Board of Directors.

“When we started ZenFi Networks, we saw a need to create a new type of network to meet the demand of network densification. In the New York metro market, we saw the main issue with meeting this demand was in the way fiber networks had historically been built.”


“We have really started building momentum on constructing our network edge colocation spaces around the region.  In order to drive the evolving 5G ecosystem closer to the user at home and at work, a new layer of edge colocation facilities need to be built.  Consequently, we think there’s a big opportunity in building and connecting these neutral network edge colocation facilities in neighborhoods rather than the legacy commodity business of interconnecting centralized data centers.”

From  Telecom Ramblings Interview with Ray LaChance, “ZenFi Network’s Ray LaChance Digs in on Densification.”

Ray also sat for an interview with Steve Multer of SKM Creative at the NEDAS NYC Summit 2019, which took place September 5, 2019 at Convene NY.


Vincenzo Clemente

President and COO Vincenzo Clemente

He discussed Network Densification With ZenFi Networks with The Broadbrand Brunch Podcast.

He also shared his perspective on this topic in an interview with ETI Software Solutions.

Victoria Lamberth

Chief Revenue Officer Victoria Lamberth

“Together we’ve created an unparalleled network in New York and New Jersey. We’re at the forefront of delivering communications infrastructure that is going to enable 5G networks. What could be more leading-edge technology than that?”

From an article in AGL Media Group’s article “ZenFi and the Art of Business Management.”


Walter Cannon

Vice President Walter Cannon

Walter joined the NEDAS Webinar to discuss the challenges MNO’s face at the convergence of wireline and wireless infrastructure along with Boingo Wireless VP of Engineering Kishore Raja and moderator Ilissa Miller, President of NEDAS. 


Andy Penley

VP of Wireless Solutions Andy Penley

Ilissa Miller, President of NEDAS and founder of iMiller PR, sat with Andy for a Q&A session.


Brian Slean

VP Of Network Engineering Brian Slean

Featured in the NEDAS Podcast “Connected Cities and the Horizontal Tower” and discussed the history of ZenFi Networks and how the company is addressing smart city infrastructure.


Melissa Stanislaw

Director of Marketing Strategy & Sales Enablement Melissa Stanislaw


“Data centers will need to continue to develop hybrid options for enterprise customers. As such, connectivity is key – to cloud providers, other data centers or key core facilities and central offices that may house on-prem servers and access – both domestically and globally. Network infrastructure that enables both core and edge applications and use cases will be key to evolving the connectivity ecosystem.”

From “Remaining At The Forefront Of Wireline And Wireless Convergence: Zenfi Networks’ Insights On Industry Trends.”


“Wireless densification – adding cell sites to increase available capacity – is a key enabler for creating networks that can support the technologies of the near and far future. But it is just one piece of the ecosystem puzzle.”

From “Network Densification And Its Critical Role In Empowering A Connected Future” on the Pacific Telecommunications Council blog.

Melissa was also interviewed by CAPRE Media’s for the NYC Data Center Summit preview.


Stay tuned for more to come in 2020.