Michael Mazzei

Digital Bridge

Chief Executive Officer, President & Director

Job Functions: Executive, Capital Markets, Capital Raising, Debt Capital Markets, Investment Management, Legal, Research & Strategy, Underwriting & Analysis


Michael J. Mazzei is our Chief Executive Officer and President and a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Mazzei leads and oversees our operations, including investment and credit risk, capital raising and relationship management activities among stockholders, clients, partners, financing counterparties, research analysts and rating agencies. Mr. Mazzei served as a member of the board of directors of Ladder Capital Corp from June 2017 through March 2020. Previously, Mr. Mazzei served as President of Ladder Capital from June 2012 through June 2017. From September 2009 to June 2012, Mr. Mazzei served as Global Head of the CMBS and Bank Loan Syndication Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, Mr. Mazzei served as Co-Head of CMBS and Commercial Real Estate Debt Markets at Barclays Capital from March 2004 to June 2009. Prior to Barclays Capital, Mr. Mazzei spent 20 years at Lehman Brothers, including 18 years in commercial real estate finance-related functions. Having started in commercial mortgage trading in 1984, Mr. Mazzei became the head of CMBS in 1991 and served as the Co-Head of Global Real Estate Investment Banking from March 2002 to February 2004. Mr. Mazzei received a B.S. from Baruch College and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law, and is a graduate of the New York University Real Estate Institute.

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Recapitalization, Rehabilitation
Property Type