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Eric Fast

Senior Advisor

Eric Fast is a senior advisor at Crestview assisting the industrials strategy.


Eric Fast is a senior advisor at Crestview. Eric previously served as chief executive officer of Crane Co. from 2001 until his retirement in January 2014. He also served as managing director, co-head of global investment banking and a member of the management committee at Salmon Smith Barney and its predecessor company, Salomon Brothers, Inc. Earlier roles at Salomon included co-head of U.S. corporate finance, head of telecommunications industry group and vice president of investment banking.

Prior to his tenure at Salomon, Eric served as treasurer of MacMillan, Inc. and as assistant treasurer of U.S. Industries. He began his career as a commercial lending officer at The Bank of New York.

Eric is on the board of directors of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., Regions Financial Corporation and Lord Abbett & Co.

Eric earned a B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. in finance from New York University’s Graduate School of Business.