Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Crestview Partners
Barry Volpert is managing partner of Crestview Partners, which he co-founded in 2004 after 18 years at Goldman Sachs. Volpert has been responsible for over $6 billion of private equity investments in more than 40 companies from 1989 to 2011 at Goldman and Crestview. He specializes in complex and contrarian investment themes arising out of major dislocations or restructurings. Notable investments include Goldman's acquisitions of USG, Rockefeller Center, Messer Greisheim and Kabel Deutschland; and Crestview's investments in Charter, Lancashire and Oxbow. Volpert currently serves as a director of Key Safety Systems, Oxbow and ValueOptions. He is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at Harvard Law School, a director of the Private Equity and Growth Capital Council and an elected council member of the Sagaponack Village Erosion Control District. From 1981 to 1982, he was a Luce Scholar in Singapore working for the Straits Times. Volpert received an M.B.A. and law degree from Harvard and an A.B. from Amherst College.