Wylie Nelson
Vice President, Product and Land Acquisition

Wylie leads EdgeCore’s execution around land acquisitions, including sourcing and leading execution on EdgeCore’s largest land investments in the Bay Area and Northern Virginia. Additionally, Wylie leads the Company’s strategic planning and execution around connectivity, interconnection, power, sustainability, and on-site client products and services.  Wylie brings extensive experience across a broad range of investing in, operating, and monetizing over $5.0 billion in Internet infrastructure across the US and Europe.

Prior to joining EdgeCore, Wylie worked as VP of Wireless & Testing at CableLabs’ Kyrio subsidiary, leading sales, products and services, strategy, and operations for several lines of business. In this role he helped assess, benchmark, and test cloud-based and network-enabled technologies including SDN, network function virtualization, DOCSIS, and advanced wireless solutions for some of the largest communications service providers in North America, Europe, LATAM, and Australia.  Prior to Kyrio, Wylie held positions of increasing responsibility at Zayo Group, including Director of Strategic Markets & Alliances with a focus on the cloud & data center verticals, Small Cell Product Lead, Metro Dark Fiber Lead, and various management positions as a member of Zayo’s management development program.  During his tenure, Wylie participated in various stages of more than 20 Zayo acquisitions of data center and fiber assets, including AboveNet (US & UK), Neo (France), ViaTel (Ireland), and AllStream (Canada).  Prior to graduate school, Wylie was an application and sales engineer for Johnson Controls, where he executed in HVAC design and construction on large projects including a sports stadium, embassy, courthouse, and university campus.

Wylie holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University where he graduated with honors, an M.B.A from the University of Colorado where he graduated with honors, and a J.D. from the University of Colorado.