Stephanie Copeland is a pragmatic operational leader who has a demonstrated track record of shareholder value creation. She is an expert in establishing high-performing teams that can scale through disciplined accountability. Stephanie became the Managing Partner of Four Points Funding on January 1, 2019, previously, serving on Governor John Hickenlooper’s cabinet as the Executive Director for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
She joined the governor’s cabinet from The Zayo Group, where she served as President of the communications infrastructure services firm. She was part of the leadership team taking the company public, controlling the full P&L and operational responsibilities for Zayo’s network services. Prior to Zayo, Stephanie spent her career in the Telecommunications sector in both the US and Europe. In the early 1990s, she moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, to take a management position with Cable & Wireless. After returning to the U.S. in 1994 she joined the team that started MFS International, a company that built some of the first competitive fiber networks in Europe, and in 1998 joined the early team at Level 3 Communications and spent 3 years in London building out Level 3’s business in Europe.
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts in German and Commercial Studies from the University of Illinois. She completed post graduate courses at the University of Paderborn in Paderborn, Germany. She is also an advocate and supporter of women in business, serving as a mentor to support women across the communications industry. She was named Fierce Telecom’s top women to watch in 2015.