Don Bailey is the Chairman, CEO and founder of Triton Investment Company based in Denver, Colorado. The Triton Group of Companies provide management, legal, advisory and financial services to those companies in which Don has ownership.
Don has been a leader in the restoration of historic buildings and has invested in real estate for over 36 years, starting with a single residential unit in London, Ontario, Canada in 1983. Don has been involved in numerous real estate holdings predominantly in Colorado, Michigan and Texas as well as a number of private equity deals. Additionally, Don and his partners have California land holdings in Santa Barbara, California as well as the 100-year old 8,500-acre C Lazy U Guest Ranch in Grand County, Colorado.
Don graduated from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, with an Honours HBA four-year business degree in 1984. His early years were spent with Knowlton Realty Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta, as a negotiator of multimillion-dollar lease and sale transactions. This training ground gave him the confidence to start his own Canadian corporation in 1987, Triton Properties Ltd. After liquidating his appreciated Canadian properties between 1988 and 1990, Don chose the Denver market in 1989 to purchase properties at the then depressed prices, and has since become a permanent resident of the U.S.A.
Don is also invested in a number of private equity partnerships and companies, mainly located in the greater Denver area. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Collegiate Peaks Bank.
Don is also very active in the community. He is the former Co-Chair of the Trustee Board of the non-profit Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE), as well as past President of the Winter Park Recreational Area (owner of the Winter Park ski resort in Colorado), a past member of the Board of Trustees for the non-profit-Biennial of the Americas, as well as having served for many years on the Board of Historic Denver.
Don and his wife Leslie have three daughters and presently reside in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.