DF&I names Tim Leighton as Chief Financial Officer

CFS Partners LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Leighton as Chief Financial Officer with DF&I, a portfolio company of IPI Partners. Mr. Leighton will lead the strategic financial management, capital planning, and capital deployment for DF&I as the company enters new markets and searches for new growth opportunities.

Scott Bergs, DF&I CEO, noted, “Tim is a great addition to the DF&I team. We so appreciate how CFS Partners took the time to understand what would make the best fit for our next CFO and found the person that embodies those skills, experiences and characteristics.”

As a 25+ year veteran in the telecom and fiber market, Mr. Leighton brings a keen sense of operational excellence with people, processes, and systems. Mr. Leighton was most recently the Senior Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis at Conterra Networks. In his tenure there, Mr. Leighton was instrumental in the execution of capital raises, debt restructurings, and related consent agreements. Mr. Leighton was also responsible for a team in charge of managing financial planning and analysis, corporate development, network cost and internal sales commission functions.

CFS Partners had the privilege to represent DF&I in the search for a Chief Financial Officer during a crucial chapter of their national growth charter. As a leading pure play dark fiber and wholesale infrastructure, DF&I and IPI required both a due diligence subject matter and operational expert to lead a broad consensus to conviction on investment decisions from a myriad of options. As a portfolio company of IPI Partners, DF&I complements other companies engaged in different aspects of the digital infrastructure ecosystem of data centers and connectivity.

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