Colby has been a Berkeley Carroll parent since 2015 and has two children in the school (Libby and Kit). He became a board member in 2019 and currently serves on the Finance Committee. He is a managing director and senior research analyst at the investment bank Cowen and Company specializing in the communications infrastructure and telecom services industries. Mr. Synesael has been covering the communications infrastructure and telecom services industries as a senior research analyst since 2006 and has been in equity research since 2001. He holds a BS from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.