DuFresne previously held executive positions at digital infrastructure service providers Internap Corporation and Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks. He also spent over a decade as an investment banker focused on the telecommunications sector and infrastructure businesses such as metro fiber and data centers. As a banker, he executed over $25 billion in debt and equity financings and M&A transactions in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. DuFresne held senior positions at UBS and Oppenheimer & Co. and started in banking at Deutsche Bank Securities.
Joe DuFresne, CFO of GNX: “I am excited to be joining the executive team at GNX at this critical and foundational stage of the business. Founders Rutger Bevaart and Rick Mur, together with the rest of the team have built a compelling global connectivity offering with the LARA platform at its core. I am impressed with both the fast growth and the quality of multinational logos already on the client roster after just a few short years since launch“.He adds: “The investment from Lexar Partners in January is a great validation for the business and will allow for a rapid expansion of the team globally to capitalize on this transformational period in connectivity services. This is a great opportunity, and I look forward to building a fantastic team here in New York and leading the finance organization globally.”
Rutger Bevaart, CEO and co-founder of GNX: “With extensive operating company and investment banking experience, Joe’s knowledge and expertise will be a valuable asset to our team and will contribute significantly to the further expansion of GNX. His impressive track record in the telecommunications sector, particularly in infrastructure businesses such as metro fiber and data centers, will add great value to GNX. Joe is a fantastic addition to the management team.”
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