Managing Partner, Fourpoints Funding
CEO, the Governance Project
Stephanie Copeland, joined the Governance Project and became a managing partner of Fourpoints Funding on January 1, 2019. Previously, Stephanie served on Governor John Hickenlooper’s cabinet as the Executive Director for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Appointed to the Governor’s Cabinet in January 2017, oversees a host of divisions, initiatives, and programs that support business development throughout the state of Colorado. Before this appointment, she most recently served as president of the Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure services firm. She was previously COO at WildBlue, where she was responsible for the operations of the $500 million rural broadband business. 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. She returned to the U.S. in 1994 as part of the team that started MFS International. She joined the early team at Level 3 Communications in 1997, and in 2001, Qwest Communications recruited her to join its leadership team.
Ms. Copeland served as a director for the Colorado Broadband Deployment Board, The Business Experiential Learning Commission, the Governor’s Blockchain Council and the Colorado Workforce Development Council. She currently serves on the boards of Trelora, CentriLogic, Tilson Technology as well as the Steering Committee of the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network in Colorado.