Barry Volpert co-founded Crestview in 2004 and is a partner and CEO, and serves as chairman of the Investment Committee. He specializes in complex and contrarian investment themes arising out of major dislocations or restructurings. Mr. Volpert 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, Mr. Volpert led the international private equity business while based in London for six years and founded the mezzanine fund business. Mr. Volpert is currently a director of Key Safety Systems and Oxbow Carbon. He also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School, a director of the Private Equity Growth Capital Council and an elected council member of the Sagaponack Village Erosion Control District. Mr. Volpert received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received his M.B.A., with high distinction, from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Mr. Volpert received his A.B. from Amherst College, summa cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from Amherst, he was a Luce Scholar in Singapore working for the Straits Times.