Co-Founder and CEO
As co-founder and CEO of ZenFi Networks, Ray LaChance applies his leadership and proven industry expertise to build and deliver innovative communication infrastructure solutions to enterprise, carrier and wireless mobility providers in the New York and New Jersey metro markets. In this role, Ray oversees all aspects of business operations for the company that recently merged with Cross River Fiber, and effectively leads a team of nimble, forward thinking experts to solve clients’ network challenges created by the proliferation of mobile data. In addition to his role at ZenFi, Ray is also a founding member of Metro Network Services, LLC, a company focused on fiber optic and mobile network planning, engineering, and deployment solutions for mobile network operators, tower owners and telecommunications service providers throughout the New York metro market. Ray is a network technology industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience managing teams that design, build and operate complex, high-capacity communication networks for large enterprises, carriers and wireless mobility providers. Prior to ZenFi and Metro|NS, he served as president and CEO of Lexent Metro Connect, LLC from 2004 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.