William Stein (Bill) has served as Digital Realty’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2014 and as Chief Financial Officer from July 2004 until April 2015. Previously, he held the role of Chief Investment Officer from July 2004 until April 2014.
Prior to joining Digital Realty, Bill was with GI Partners, Digital Realty’s predecessor private equity fund. Bill has over thirty years of investment, financial, and operating experience in both large company environments and small, rapidly growing companies. Prior to joining the company, Bill provided turnaround management advice to both public and private companies. Bill has held a wide range of leadership roles, including Co-Head of VentureBank@PNC and Media and Communications Finance at The PNC Financial Services Group, where he was responsible for directing the delivery of PNC’s products and services to VentureBank’s high technology and emerging growth client base; President and Chief Operating Officer of TriNet Corporate Realty Trust (now part of iStar Financial); Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of TriNet Corporate Realty Trust; and a number of senior investment and financial management positions with Westinghouse Electric, Westinghouse Financial Services and Duquesne Light Company. Bill practiced law for eight years, specializing in both litigation and securities & finance.
Bill received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Science degree with Distinction from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University.