Paul J. Colatrella MBA, BA
Head of Infrastructure Debt
Paul Colatrella is Head of Infrastructure Debt at Fiera Private Debt. In this role, Paul is accountable for the management of the Infrastructure Debt platform in Canada and in the USA. Before joining Fiera Private Debt in October 2020, Mr. Colatrella was the Head of Clean Energy Infrastructure Credit for Capital Dynamics, a leading clean energy investor. He was responsible for all aspects of fundraising, originating and investing relevant to the strategy he brought to the firm in early 2018.
Previously, Mr. Colatrella was Co-head of the Private Credit Power Generation Team at Ares Private Debt Power Generation from 2011 to 2017. As Co-head, he was responsible for recommending all power related debt transactions to the Ares Investment Committee, which had final investment decision authority. He also served on the Investment Committee for Ares Energy Investors Funds, a private equity acquisition by Ares he proposed and led the due diligence effort for.
Prior to Ares, he was a Senior Vice President at TCW/EIG Global Energy Partners from 2006 to 2011. Prior to 2006, he had a 14-year career in project finance banking at HypoVereinsbank, AG and Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, LTD (now part of Mizuho Group).
Mr. Colatrella has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Fordham and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in European History from the University of Rochester.