Judith Buck Wagner



Judith Buck Wagner is the founder of an investment management firm, a national bank, a bank holding company, and a state bank, as well as a consultant to high-net-worth families and a community volunteer. She founded Wagner Investment Management in 1975, and the firm grew to managing over $1 billion in private assets. In 2010 she merged the company with Cobiz Investment Management LLC, and in 2012 she retired from the firm.

Judi advises families and investors on their investment management and is active on numerous boards. The honors Judi has received include: the Woman Who Makes a Difference Award from the International Women’s Forum; the Minoru Yasui Community Volunteer Award; Leadership Denver Outstanding Alumnus; Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts; Urban Peak’s Maverick Thinker Award; University of Colorado’s Distinguished Service Award; and Changing the Face of Philanthropy Award from the Women’s Funding Network.

Judi is a graduate of the University of Washington and the New York Institute of Finance. She and her husband, Joe, have five children and six grandchildren.

Community Involvement:

  • Equitable Bankshares of Colorado, past chair
  • CFA Society of Colorado, past president
  • Denver Rotary Foundation, past president
  • Center for Women’s Health Research at the University of Colorado, founding chair of the advisory board
  • Colorado Trust, past chair
  • Graland Country Day School, past president of the board
  • Big Sisters of Colorado, past president
  • Women’s Forum of Colorado, past president

Favorite Colorado Experience:

Being anywhere in the beautiful Colorado mountains, skiing, hiking, finding wildflowers and waterfalls.

Fun Fact:

Boettcher & Co. was my first employer when I moved to Denver.