Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

How to Light up FP&A Telecoms - Tory Bauman, VP FP&A Zayo

Tory Bauman, Vice President, FP&A at Zayo Group joins new host Glenn Hopper. In this fascinating episode they go deep on FP&A metrics and processes at one of the most exciting companies in telecoms. Tory leads an  FP&A team underpinning business decisions at Zayo whose network stretches over 16.8 million fiber miles and spans 141,000 route miles. With telecoms long at the forefront of technology, Tory explains her cutting edge philosophy around FP&A realizing “ leadership’s strategy and their goals” “closing gaps” and making necessary “pivots”.

In this episode Tory reveals:

  • Her move from accountant to finance and why she made the switch
  • How FP&A at Zayo is set up and the main metrics tracked including the importance of being good stewards of billions of dollars in capital investments
  • Measures for forecasting churn 
  • Alignment as crucial to business partnering 
  • Early warning signs and predictive analytics 
  • FP&A and cost per event on telecoms network 
  • Using external data and macro side on the pricing decisions 
  • How Zayo is profiting by providing connectivity and bandwidth in the AI revolution 
  • How I am trying to develop my experience in capital markets and mentorship 
  • Why I am not shy about letting people know I want to be a CFO
  • Her golf career and the impact it has made on her finance goals 

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