Digital Colony, a leading global digital infrastructure investment firm, today announced the appointment of Liam Stewart as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”). Mr. Stewart will be responsible for the ongoing execution and oversight of the firm’s strategic, operational and financial performance, with a particular focus on driving operational improvements at both Digital Colony and its portfolio companies. Mr. Stewart succeeds Jeff Ginsberg, who will continue to serve as Chief Administrative Officer and remain on the investment committee of Digital Colony Partners inaugural fund.
“I am thrilled to welcome Liam back. Adding an executive of Liam’s caliber to our best-in-class management team will accelerate our ongoing efforts to capitalize on the powerful secular tailwinds driving investment in digital infrastructure,” said Marc Ganzi, Colony Capital President and CEO and Digital Colony CEO. “Liam is a seasoned infrastructure investment executive who brings significant experience across multiple disciplines. His operational, transactional and capital markets expertise will be invaluable as Digital Colony continues its next phase of growth. I would also like to personally thank Jeff Ginsberg for his countless contributions as our founding COO and look forward to continuing to work closely with him as he remains a key executive of the firm.”
Mr. Stewart joins Digital Colony from Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (“MIC”), where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this role, Mr. Stewart was a Senior Vice President at Global Tower Partners (“GTP”). During his time at GTP, Mr. Stewart worked alongside Mr. Ganzi, who was GTP’s Founder and CEO. Together, they helped grow GTP to become one of the largest privately owned tower companies in the U.S., ultimately leading to GTP’s 2013 acquisition by American Tower Corporation for $4.8 billion.
“Demand for digital infrastructure continues to grow rapidly on a global basis, and I am excited to join Digital Colony at such a pivotal time,” said Mr. Stewart. “Digital Colony is a key global investor, operator and manager of digital infrastructure, and I look forward to working closely with Marc, Jeff, and the rest of the team.”