Donald L. Lenz
If there is one thing that defines Don Lenz’s extraordinary forty-five year investment career it is his ability to build relationships.
From his first job with AE Ames, in 1970, to today, he has been a relationship manager. In 1976, he joined Goldman Sachs in New York as Vice President, Corporate Finance where his focus was on serving corporate Canada.
“What I loved best was meeting with senior management to learn about their strategy and goals for the business. Then we would come up with a strategy for how they could achieve that through the capital markets – whether it be through debt, preferred or common equity issues or mergers and acquisitions,” he explains.
In 1986, Don returned to Canada to take a job as Vice President and Director of the Corporate and Investment Banking division of RBC Dominion Securities, a role he held until he joined Newport Private Wealth in 2001.
This breadth of experience in multiple asset classes over many years and several major market corrections makes Don a tremendously valued member of the Newport Investment Committee. As a Director, he is also involved with corporate strategy and, naturally, continues to develop client relationships.
In his spare time, Don enjoys spending time with wife, three daughters and five grandchildren. They enjoy travel, including trips back home as Don is a proud native of the great province of Saskatchewan.