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.
Barry Volpert co-founded Crestview in 2004. He serves as CEO and is also a partner and chairman of the Investment Committee.
Barry Volpert co-founded Crestview in 2004 and is a partner and the CEO as well as chairman of the Investment Committee. He specializes in complex and contrarian investment themes arising out of major dislocations or restructurings. Barry 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, Barry led the international private equity business while based in London for six years and founded the mezzanine fund business. Barry is currently a director of CORE Media Group, Oxbow Carbon and Venerable Holdings and was previously a director of Key Safety Systems, Lancashire and ValueOptions. He also serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School, is a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights board of directors and an elected council member of the Sagaponack Village Erosion Control District. Barry received a J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He received an M.B.A., with high distinction, from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar. Barry received an A.B., summa cum laude, from Amherst College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from Amherst, he was a Luce Scholar in Singapore working for the Straits Times.
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.
Fidelis is a global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance products. The company has offices in Bermuda and London.
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.
Key Safety Systems is a leading global automotive safety supplier, including airbags, seatbelts, steering wheels and active safety accident avoidance technology.
Lancashire is a global provider of specialty insurance and reinsurance, focusing on short-tail risks in property, energy, marine, aviation and Lloyd’s. The company was established in 2005.
Oxbow Carbon engages in the global sourcing, production, marketing and distribution of refinery byproducts and solid carbon fuel, including fuel grade petroleum coke, calcined petcoke, sulfur, activated carbon and coal.
PartnerRe is a global multi-line reinsurer specializing in property and casualty, life and health and alternative risk products. Crestview initially invested in Paris Re (formerly AXA Re) in 2006, which subsequently merged with PartnerRe in 2009.
Samson Resources is a privately held energy exploration and production company. The company has acreage positions in the Anadarko, Greater Green River, Powder River, San Juan, East Texas and Williston basins.
Prior to the acquisition by Beacon Health in December 2014, ValueOptions was the nation's third largest managed behavioral healthcare services company. It designed and operated behavioral healthcare services, including mental health and substance abuse.