Co-founded Crestview in 2004. Mr. Volpert is Crestview's Chief Executive Officer. He specializes in complex and contrarian investment themes arising out of major dislocations or restructurings. His notable investments include Crestview's investment in Charter Communications, Lancashire Insurance and Oxbow Carbon and Goldman's acquisitions of USG, Rockefeller Center and Kabel Deutschland. Mr. Volpert retired as a partner of Goldman Sachs in 2003, where he spent 18 years as a co-founder and ultimately chief operating officer of the global private equity business. Among his responsibilities at Goldman, Mr. Volpert led the international private equity business while based in London for six years; founded the mezzanine fund business; and served as a director of Goldman Sachs International. Mr. Volpert currently serves as a director of Key Safety Systems, Oxbow Carbon and ValueOptions. Mr. Volpert received a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received an MBA, with high distinction, from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Mr. Volpert received an A.B. from Amherst College, summa cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year. After graduating from Amherst, he was a Luce Scholar in Singapore working for the Straits Times. Mr. Volpert is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at Harvard Law School, a director of the Private Equity and Growth Capital Council and an elected council member of the Sagaponack Village Erosion Control District.