William G. LaPerch has served as a director at Digital Realty since 2013. Since July 2016, Mr. LaPerch has served as the Executive Chairman at Hylan Datacom, a construction services company in the communications infrastructure space. Prior to that he served as a consultant at LaPerch Consulting providing services to various private equity firms in the network, data center and cloud segments.
Mr. LaPerch was President and Chief Executive Officer of AboveNet, a publicly traded provider of high bandwidth fiber-optic connectivity solutions, where he managed the company through its Chapter 11 reorganization. He has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. LaPerch is a current Windstream board member and member of the Digital Realty Trust board.
Jennifer Fritzsche is currently a Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow at the Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University.
Ms. Fritzsche was formerly a Managing Director at Wells Fargo Securities focused on telecommunications services (wired and wireless), and cable, data center, and tower sectors. She had been in this role at Wells Fargo since 1995. She provides differentiated, relevant industry views, detailed financial and valuation models, deep market insight, and highly respected investment opinions to the money management community.
A frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and at industry conferences, Ms. Fritzsche has had a career in providing thought leadership, strategic vision, and business insight leading to significant business growth and shareholder value. She and her team have done much work on the topic of 5G and the infrastructure needed to support this service.