Global Conference 2010
Chairman and Co-Founder, Crestview Partners
Barry Volpert is Chairman of Crestview Partners, which he co-founded in 2004. Crestview is a private equity firm with a contrarian orientation focused on the middle market. Volpert retired from Goldman Sachs in 2003, where he was head of the Merchant Banking Division in Europe; co-chief operating officer of the Principal Investment Area worldwide; and a director of Goldman Sachs International. Among his responsibilities at the firm, Volpert led Goldman′s European private equity business; initiated and led Goldman′s investment efforts in distressed companies and real estate; conceived and established Goldman′s mezzanine fund business; and started the firm′s private equity business in Japan. He is a director of Key Safety Systems, Lancashire, Oxbow and ValueOptions. Volpert received an A.B. from Amherst College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he is a member of the Dean′s Advisory Board.