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Barry Volpert

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Crestview Partners

New York, NY, USA

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Barry Volpert’s Biography

Barry Volpert is Co-Founder and CEO of Crestview Partners, as well as Chairman of its Fund IV’s Investment Committee. Crestview Partners is a value-oriented mid-cap private equity firm which invests in energy, financial services, industrial and media companies.

Previous to this, Barry was a partner of Goldman Sachs. Here, he spent 18 years working within the Global Private Equity business, of which he was Co-Founder and ultimately Co-Chief Operating Officer. During his time at Goldman Sachs, Barry headed up the International Private Equity business while based in London for six years.

He is also a Board Member of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights which works alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School. In addition, Barry is also on the Board of Directors of WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone, a leading broadband and communications service provider.

Barry received a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was also an editor of the Law Review; an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar; and an AB from Amherst College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from Amherst, he was a Luce Scholar in Singapore working for the Straits Times.

Barry Volpert’s Background

Crestview Partners
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
2004 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Crestview Partners is a value-oriented mid-cap private equity firm focused on investments in media, financial services, energy & industrial companies. It was founded in 2004 and brings together six entrepreneurial founding partners with investment, leadership and operational expertise from distinguished organizations.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Co-Founder and Co-Chief Operation Officer of Global Private Equity
1990 - 2003
New York, NY, USA
Goldman Sachs is an American multinational finance company that engages in global investment banking, investment management, securities and other financial services.
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Current Board Positions

Board of Directors
Nov 2019 - Present
Potterville, MI, USA
As one of the biggest broadband providers in the country, WOW! delivers a customer experience built upon respect, integrity, and accountability.
Industrial Media
Board of Directors
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Launched in 2018, Industrial Media creates and produces multi-platform programming of various genres for audiences worldwide. It produces more than 40 series across 22+ networks.


RFK / Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Board Member
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.

Academic Appointments

Harvard Law School
Dean's Advisory Board
Cambridge, MA, USA
Harvard Law School is one of the leading global centers of legal education.

Speaking Engagements

Facetime with Finance Leaders
Guest Speaker
Apr 2020
Barry Volpert, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Crestview Partners, was an invited speaker for YJP's (Young Jewish Professionals) "Facetime with Finance Leaders" series. Joining moderator Richard Hayden, Senior Advisor at TowerBrook, Barry the current economic climate, notably in the midst of the Covid pandemic.
HBS VCPE Conference 2020
Panel Speaker
Feb 2020
Cambridge, MA, USA
26th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference was presented by Harvard's Venture Capital & Private Equity Club. The one-day event hosted more than 1,000 professionals and students to discuss the most pressing issues facing today’s alternative investing industry.

Barry Volpert’s Education