Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> August 13, 2018

Interview with the CEO: Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. (NYSE:CLNC)

Traenkle, Kevin P.
Kevin P. Traenkle serves as Chief Executive Officer of Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. In addition, he is the Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Colony Capital, Inc. In his roles at Colony Capital, Inc., and its predecessors, he has been involved in many facets of the businesses, including business strategy, product development, global client relations, oversight of individual investment and divestment decisions, as well as portfolio construction and risk management. Prior to rejoining the Colony Capital business in 2002, Mr. Traenkle worked for a private equity investment firm where, among other responsibilities, he focused on the firm’s real-estate-related investment and management activities. Prior to originally joining Colony Capital in 1993, Mr. Traenkle worked in the municipal finance department for the investment bank First Albany Corporation in Albany, New York. Mr. Traenkle received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1992 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. Profile
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TWST: If you would, please tell our readers about the history and origins of what's called Colony Credit Real Estate today.

Mr. Traenkle: