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Executive Vice President, Chief Information and Product Officer

EarthLink Inc

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EarthLink Inc

1430 West Peachtree St. NW, Suite 400

Atlanta, Georgia 30309

United States

Company Description

EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp.) (NASDAQ:ELNK) is a leading network services provider dedicated to delivering great customer experiences in a cloud connected world. We help thousands of multi-location businesses securely establish critical connections ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Information Officer

CIO Magazine

Chief Information Officer

American Cancer Society Inc

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

AdCare Health Systems , Inc.


Advisory Board Member
The Georgia CIO Leadership Association

Advisory Board Member
HMG Strategy , LLC

Advisory Board Member
WIT Foundation

Executive Advisory Board Member
The Association of Telecom Professionals

Board Member
TechBridge Inc

Board Member
Terry College of Business

Board of Regents Member
University System of Georgia

Board Member

National Chief Information Officer Advisory Council Member
MeetingTrack Inc

Board Member
Kate's Club



Political Science


Bachelor of Arts

Political Science

University of Georgia


The University of Georgia




University of Georgia

bachelor's degree

political science

The University of Georgia

political science degree

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Advisory Board – Georgia CIO [cached]

Jay Ferro

EVP, Chief Information & Product Officer EarthLink

Management - EarthLink Holdings Corp. [cached]

Jacob J Ferro Jr. Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Products

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Mr. Ferro has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Products since July 2016. From January 2012 to July 2016, Mr. Ferro served as the Chief Information Officer for the American Cancer Society, a volunteer health organization. From August 2011 to January 2012, he served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AdCare Health Systems, a health care facility management company. Prior to joining AdCare Health Systems, Mr. Ferro spent seven years at American International Group (AIG), including as Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AIG Aerospace, an aerospace insurer. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer for Operations and Systems for AIG Aerospace.

International Advisory Board - HMG Strategy [cached]

Jay Ferro EVP, Chief Information and Product Officer EarthLink Holdings Corp.

CIOs eye automation, platform strategies, cybersecurity for 2017 | CIO [cached]

Jay Ferro, CIO of EarthLink

Jay Ferro, CIO of EarthLink Earthlink
Jay Ferro, CIO of EarthLink.
When Ferro started working at EarthLink he didn't anticipate going back to the future on the mergers and acquisitions front. But that's exactly what's happening at the '90s ISP star, which is being acquired by rival Windstream. A mere four months after leaving American Cancer Society, where he helped combine 12 cancer-combatting entities into one, Ferro has embarked on another M&A journey.
Yet Ferro says little is changing as far as his strategic remit for 2017. He's still phasing out 20-year-old applications rolled up from acquisitions EarthLink made over the years. He also remains focused on Earthlink's crucial push into software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN), which the company views as the next frontier for growth as corporate customers pursue cloud migrations.
Ferro says the combination will help him tackle technology choice challenges. For example, while Ferro has been mulling how to upgrade EarthLink's existing quote-to-cash system, Windstream has recently done it. "They had a terrific product so that accelerates that transformation," Ferro says. The synergies are hardly one-directional. EarthLink has a head start over Windstream in selling SD-WAN services, which is part of what made the company so attractive to its acquirer, Ferro says.

2017 Atlanta CIO Executive Summit, June 1, 2017 [cached]

Jay Ferro EVP & CIO EarthLink, Inc.

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