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Jeff Marcus

Partner

Jeff Marcus is a partner and member of the Investment Committee. He spent his career as both an operator and investor in the media industry and is the co-head of Crestview’s media strategy.

Bio

Jeff Marcus joined Crestview as a partner in 2004 and is a member of the Investment Committee. Jeff is the co-head of Crestview’s media strategy. A media and communications entrepreneur, Jeff previously served as the president and chief executive officer of AMFM, (formerly Chancellor Media Corporation), one of the nation's largest radio broadcasting companies. Jeff was also the founder and chief executive officer of Marcus Cable, which at the time of its sale (1998), was the largest privately held cable company in the United States. Jeff also founded an earlier cable company, Marcus Communications, which was merged into Western Tele-Communications, after which Jeff was the CEO of the renamed company, WestMarc Communications, until 1988. In 1989, the company was sold to Tele-Communications Inc. Jeff is a director of Camping World Holdings and NEP Group and serves as chairman of WOW! and Cumulus. He has served on a variety of other public and private company boards of directors, including Brinker International, AMFM, Charter Communications, Insight Communications, OneLink Communications, WestMarc Communications and DS Services, where he served as chairman. Jeff received a B.A. in economics from the University of California-Berkeley.

Investments

Camping World Holdings

Other

Current Portfolio

Camping World Holdings is a leading operator in the RV industry. Camping World is a multi-store dealership and retailer of RVs and outdoor accessories. Good Sam provides financing, insurance, extended warranties, roadside assistance and clubs to RV owners.

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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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CORE Media Group

Media

Current Portfolio

CORE Media Group produces and monetizes media content based on a portfolio of brands. The company's assets include an ownership interest in the rights to the IDOLS television franchise, the So You Think You Can Dance franchise and Sharp Entertainment.

Cumulus Media

Media

Current Portfolio

Cumulus is a radio broadcasting company in the United States, with a portfolio of over 450 FM and AM stations across 90 markets. It also operates a radio network division that produces and syndicates radio content for third-party stations.

DS Services

Other

Realized

Prior to the sale to Cott Corporation in 2014, DS was a direct-to-consumer beverage services company that held the #1 or #2 position in home and office delivery of bottled water and a top five position in both office coffee and filtration services.

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.

NEP Group

Media

Current Portfolio

NEP is the largest global outsourced provider of comprehensive live and broadcast production solutions, with leading market positions in the United States, Europe and Australia. It serves the premium sports, entertainment and live event production markets.

OneLink Communications

Media

Realized

Prior to its sale in November 2012, OneLink was the sole provider of cable television services to the greater San Juan area and the largest provider of cable television services in Puerto Rico.

WOW!

Media

Current Portfolio

WOW! is the sixth largest cable operator in the U.S., with over 800,000 customers in over 20 markets across the Midwest and Southeast. The company offers a full suite of residential cable and commercial services including video, telephone and data.