Co-founder and CEO, Crestview Partners
Barry Volpert is co-founder and CEO of Crestview Partners, a value-oriented mid-cap private equity firm focused on investments in media, financial services, energy and industrial companies. He specializes in complex and contrarian investment themes arising out of major dislocations or restructurings. Volpert started his career at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner, as well as co-founder and chief operating officer of the global private equity business. Following the Goldman IPO, Volpert launched Crestview in 2004 with a group of former Goldman partners.
Volpert received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review; an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar; and an A.B. 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. Volpert is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School and an elected council member of the Sagaponack Village Erosion Control District.
Volpert and his wife Teri are avid supporters of higher education, Jewish philanthropy and medical research, with various board, committee and honoree roles over the years. They are the proud parents of four children: Michael, Steven, Lauren and Jack.