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Former Qwest exec joins private equity firm 
By Andy Vuong, Staff Writer
Denver Post 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Former Qwest operations chief Barry Allen has joined Providence Equity Partners, a private equity firm specializing in telecommunications, as a senior adviser, Providence announced today.

Allen retired from Qwest at the end of June, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.  He was recruited to Denver-based Qwest in summer 2002 by former chief executive Dick Notebaert.  Together, they helped rebuild a company on the verge of bankruptcy.  Notebaert retired from Qwest last month.

Allen will advise Providence on telecommunications-industry issues and new and existing investments.

Providence is headquartered in Providence, R.I., and has about $21 billion under management.