Marc Ganzi is Chief Executive Officer of Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY) and a leading investor, owner and operator of companies enabling the next generation of mobile and internet connectivity, as well as CEO-Elect of Colony Capital. Mr. Ganzi is widely recognized as a leading visionary and entrepreneur driving communications infrastructure deployment globally.
Mr. Ganzi is also Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Bridge Holdings, a leading investor and owner of mobile and internet infrastructure. Since its founding in 2013, Digital Bridge has built a portfolio of data center, tower, fiber and small cell companies across the U.S. and Latin American markets which have collectively raised over $9 billion of debt and equity capital. In July 2019, the firm announced its acquisition by Colony Capital, Inc. (NYSE: CLNY).
Prior to Digital Bridge, Mr. Ganzi was the founder and CEO of Global Tower Partners (GTP), which grew from its inception in 2003 into the largest privately-owned tower company in the U.S. at the time of its sale to American Tower Corporation in 2013 for $4.8 billion. Mr. Ganzi led the company's impressive growth trajectory by executing on a series of strategic acquisitions, innovative build-to-suit agreements with wireless carriers, and ground-breaking financings in the credit markets.
Previous to the formation of GTP, Mr. Ganzi worked as a consulting partner for DB Capital Partners in New York City where he oversaw investments in the Latin American tower sector. Prior to his tenure at DB Capital, Mr. Ganzi was President and Co-Founder of Apex Site Management, the largest third-party manager of wireless and wireline communication sites in the U.S. Apex merged with SpectraSite Communications in 2000 to create the largest telecommunications site portfolio in the country at the time.
Mr. Ganzi also enjoyed a successful tenure for the U.S. Department of Commerce's Foreign Commercial Service Department as an assistant Commercial Attaché in Madrid, Spain in 1990. He also served as a Presidential Intern in the White House for the Bush administration in the Office of Special Activities and Initiatives for the Honorable Stephen M. Studdert in 1989.
Mr. Ganzi holds a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School of Business. He is a member of the Wireless Infrastructure Associations (WIA) and the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).
Mr. Ganzi currently sits on the boards of Andean Telecom Partners, DataBank, ExteNet Systems, Mexico Tower Partners, StrattoOpencell, Vantage Data Centers and Vertical Bridge.
The traditional architecture is old thinking. And this old notion of backhauling the network is old thinking. The new style of thinking is fronthauling that network, having software-defined networks where you can deploy multiple spectrum bands across multiple antenna departure places.28 January 2020