Glenn Russo  Managing Director, Crescendo Capital Partners   Linkedin

Glenn Russo

Managing Director, Crescendo Capital Partners


Glenn Russo is an experienced public and private company executive leading Product, Sales and Corporate Finance functions in the US and internationally.

He is currently a Managing Director with Crescendo Capital Partners, a Denver-based investment and advisory firm. Prior to Crescendo, he was part of the senior leadership team that grew Zayo Group from a niche regional telecommunications provider in 2008 to a $3B international provider in 2016. His scope included Sales, Marketing, Corporate Development, Investor Relations and Enterprise and European business unit leadership. During his time at Zayo, the Company acquired and integrated 35 companies in the US, Europe and Canada. Glenn led Corporate Development and Investor Relations during a critical growth period including the company's largest acquisition and successful IPO in 2014. Prior to Zayo, Glenn was Group Vice President for Products at Level 3 Communications. His scope included management of US and European business units as well as specialized sales channel development for the company. Similar to his time at Zayo, he was involved in the acquisition and integration of a number of competitive and complementary businesses. Before joining Level 3, Glenn held a series of leadership positions at ExxonMobil's petrochemical business unit spanning Product, Sales, Finance and IT functions.

Glenn also serves on the Board of Directors for the Denver School of Science and Technology charter school network and as a Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network Advisor. Glenn received his BS in Engineering from Cornell University.