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Barry Volpert

Co-Founder & CEO

Barry Volpert co-founded Crestview in 2004. He serves as CEO and is also a partner and chairman of the Investment Committee.

Bio

Barry Volpert co-founded Crestview in 2004 and is a partner and CEO as well as chairman of the Investment Committee. He specializes in complex and contrarian investment themes arising out of major dislocations or restructurings. Barry retired as a partner of Goldman Sachs in 2003, where he spent 18 years as a co-founder and ultimately co-COO of the global private equity business. Among his responsibilities at Goldman Sachs, Barry led the international private equity business while based in London for six years and founded the mezzanine fund business. Barry is currently a director of Oxbow Carbon. He also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School and an elected council member of the Sagaponack Village Erosion Control District. Barry received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received an M.B.A., with high distinction, from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Barry received an A.B., summa cum laude, 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.

Investments

Charter Communications

Media

Realized

At the time of Crestview's exit, Charter was the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. It offers traditional cable video programming, high-speed Internet, broadband cable, telephone and other services to residential and consumer customers.

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Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited

Financial Services

Current Portfolio

Fidelis is a start-up specialty insurance and reinsurance provider. Fidelis tactically shifts capital between insurance and investments based on market dynamics, employing an innovative approach to optimize long-term returns.

Insight Communications

Media

Realized

Prior to its acquisition by Time Warner Cable in February 2012, Insight was the ninth largest cable operator in the United States with a focus on Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. It offered a full suite of products to both residential and commercial customers.

Key Safety Systems

Industrials

Realized

Key Safety Systems is a leading global automotive safety supplier, including airbags, seatbelts, steering wheels and active safety accident avoidance technology.

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Lancashire Holdings

Financial Services

Realized

Lancashire is a global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance, focusing on short-tail risks in property, energy, marine, aviation and Lloyd’s. The company was established in 2005.

Oxbow Carbon

Energy

Current Portfolio

Oxbow Carbon engages in the global sourcing, production, marketing and distribution of refinery byproducts and solid carbon fuel, including fuel grade petroleum coke, calcined petcoke, sulfur, activated carbon and coal.

PartnerRe

Financial Services

Realized

PartnerRe is a global multi-line reinsurer specialized in property and casualty, life and health and alternative risk products. Crestview initially invested in Paris Re (formerly AXA Re) in 2006, which subsequently merged with PartnerRe in 2009.

Samson Resources

Energy

Current Portfolio

Samson Resources is a privately held energy exploration and production company. The company has acreage positions in the Anadarko, Greater Green River, Powder River, San Juan, East Texas and Williston basins.

ValueOptions

Other

Realized

Prior to the acquisition by Beacon Health in December 2014, ValueOptions was the nation's third largest managed behavioral healthcare services company. It designed and operated behavioral healthcare services, including mental health and substance abuse.