Facetime with Ben Jenkins, Digital Bridge
Ben Jenkins is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Digital Bridge. In addition to overseeing Digital Bridge’s growth and shaping its strategy, Mr. Jenkins is a Managing Partner and an Investment Committee Member at Digital Colony.
Previously, he was a Senior Managing Director and head of the Hong Kong office for The Blackstone Group. During his twelve years at Blackstone, Mr. Jenkins led over a dozen private equity investments across a range of industries and geographies, including telecommunications deals in developed and emerging markets. He was also named one of Private Equity International's "Top Dealmakers under 40".
In 2005, Mr. Jenkins led the Global Tower Partners (GTP) transaction for The Blackstone Group and as the Chairman of GTP spearheaded a more than quintupling of the business in just three years. In this role, he also pioneered the REIT structure and securitization financing for private tower companies. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Jenkins was an associate at Saunders, Karp and Megrue (now Apax) and a financial analyst at Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Jenkins earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Stanford University and graduated with distinction from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Jenkins is a Board Member of Mexico Tower Partners, Vertical Bridge, and Digita Oy.
Drew J. Guff is a Managing Director and Founding Partner of Siguler Guff. Together with George Siguler, he is responsible for directing the Firm's private equity investment strategy. As Chair of Siguler Guff’s Executive Committee, Mr. Guff leads strategic decision-making related to existing funds, new product initiatives, the Firm’s management and significant internal matters. He is a member of the Investment Committees for all of Siguler Guff’s multi-manager funds, direct investment funds and separate accounts.
Mr. Guff has over 35 years of private equity experience. In addition to his oversight of the Firm, he leads Siguler Guff’s emerging markets investment strategy and the direct investment activities of Russia Partners, an affiliate of Siguler Guff that manages more than $1 billion of private equity investments. Together with George Siguler in 1995, he acquired the Private Equity Group of PaineWebber to form Siguler Guff.
Prior to founding Siguler Guff, Mr. Guff worked in PaineWebber’s M&A and Merchant Banking Groups from 1985 to 1995, including four years as assistant to the President of PaineWebber.
Mr. Guff is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on its Investment Advisory Committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), the U.S.-Russia Business Council and the 20-20 Investment Association, an investment group of pension and sovereign wealth funds dedicated to investment in the emerging markets. Mr. Guff is an International Council Member of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He sits on the board of directors for a number of portfolio companies and previously served on the board of directors of EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM). Mr. Guff is the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson Award for corporate citizenship in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of U.S.-Russia relations. He is a key representative for the private equity industry and is a frequent speaker at global industry conferences and investment forums. For 30 years, Mr. Guff has been a trustee of the Phillips Academy Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers, a national program that prepares historically underserved and underrepresented U.S. college students for careers in teaching and academic administration.
Mr. Guff holds an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College.
ZOOM Conference room provided by YJP
This event starts on Monday April 20th at 5:30 PM.
This event is part of our newest initiative, YJP's "Facetime with Finance Leaders" series!
Please join YJP and Ben Jenkins, Digital Bridge, to hear tips on how to navigate the current economic climate.
April 20th at 5:30 PM
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