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Tom Murphy

Co-Founder & Partner

Tom Murphy co-founded Crestview in 2004. He is a partner and member of the Investment Committee. Tom is co-head of the industrial strategy and focuses on investment origination and investor relations.


Tom Murphy co-founded Crestview in 2004. He is a partner and member of the Investment Committee. Tom is co-head of Crestview's industrials strategy. He also leads Crestview’s relationships with many investors and industry leaders and focuses on transaction origination. Tom retired from Goldman Sachs in 2003 where he was the co-founder and head of the financial sponsors group. During his tenure, Goldman Sachs was a market leader among these clients in its most profitable product areas: initial public offerings, equity offerings, mergers and principal investments. In addition to his investment banking activities, he worked with others to originate and/or manage several of Goldman Sachs’ direct private equity and mezzanine capital investments. Tom is currently a director of JR Automation and was previously a director at Key Safety Systems and Stackpole International. He has also served on a variety of other private and public companies and currently serves on the board of trustees of The Inner-City Scholarship Fund and the NYU Langone Medical Center. Tom received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. from Princeton University. While at Harvard, he co-founded the Mass Bay Brewing Company.


FBR & Co.

Financial Services


FBR provides investment banking, merger and acquisition advisory, institutional brokerage and research services. It focuses on the consumer, energy & natural resources, financial institutions, healthcare, industrials, insurance, real estate and TMT sectors.

JR Automation


Current Portfolio

JR provides customers with automated manufacturing solutions that solve key operational and productivity challenges. From font-end concept design to development and after-installation support, JR seamlessly integrates the necessary hardware and software.

Key Safety Systems



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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Stackpole International



Stackpole International is a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered transmission and engine oil pumps and powder metal components primarily for automotive powertrain platforms. The company was acquired by Johnson Electric in October 2015.




Prior to its acquisition by Surgery Partners in November 2014, Symbion owned and operated a national network of short-stay surgical facilities across many specialties.