Digital Colony names Leslie Wolff Golden as MD

Digital Colony names Leslie Wolff Golden as managing director

03 October 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, has appointed Leslie Wolff Golden as its new managing director.

Golden enters the role with more than 25 years of experience in infrastructure and private equity investing, investment banking and capital markets bringing this knowledge to the Digital Colony team. She will to Kevin Smithen, Digital Colony's head of strategy and capital formation.

"Leslie's experience and relationships will be a benefit as we continue to grow and evolve as the leading investment manager of digitally-focused infrastructure and real estate," said Marc Ganzi, managing partner of Digital Colony. "I am pleased to welcome Leslie to the firm, and look forward to working with her."

Most recently, Golden served as managing director in the Investor Solutions Group of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets where she worked closely with investment teams across North America, Europe and Asia, and was responsible for managing relationships with institutional investors and consultants.

Prior to this, she served as managing director at Ridgewood Energy, where she was involved with principal investing and portfolio management as well as all aspects of institutional investor relations. 

"Both interest and investment in digital infrastructure are simultaneously rising and changing, and Digital Colony is well-positioned to take advantage of this important and rapidly growing space," added Golden. "I'm excited to join such an accomplished team of investors and operators at this critical juncture for the sector as well as my career."

Last month, Digital Bridge, the telecoms investment company led by Ganzi, named former renewable energy and climate change advisor Geneviève Maltais-Boisvert, as principle. In her new role, Maltais-Boisvert will focus on sourcing and managing investments for the Digital Colony Partners.