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Bradford Williams

Principal

Bradford Williams is a principal at Crestview, focusing on investments in the industrial sector. Originally from Chicago, he is an avid NBA fan.

Bio

Bradford Williams re-joined Crestview in 2021 as a principal. He currently serves on the boards of Hornblower Holdings and JMP Solutions, and previously served on the board of JR Automation. Before re-joining Crestview, Bradford was a principal at CC Capital, a private investment firm, where he helped lead the firm’s investing efforts in the technology-enabled industrial services, consumer and financial services sectors. Prior to CC Capital, Bradford was a vice president and associate at Crestview where he focused on investments across a variety of industries. He started his career at Barclays in 2010 as an analyst in the firm’s mergers & acquisitions group. Bradford received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University. He serves as chairman of the board of Dwight Hall at Yale, the University’s center for public service, and as a board member of the Center for Urban Services (CUCS).

Investments

DS Services

Industrials

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.

Hornblower Holdings

Media

Current Portfolio

Hornblower Holdings is a leading North American operator of passenger cruise vessels. Its services include ferry transportation in major metropolitan areas, cruises and events in top tourist destinations and domestic overnight river cruises.

Interoute Communications

Media

Realized

Interoute is an integrated network and enterprise services company that owns and operates an extensive fiber network and cloud services platform across Europe. The company operates one of Europe's largest physical fiber optic networks across 28 countries.

JMP Solutions

Industrials

Current Portfolio

JMP is an end-to-end automation systems integrator offering solutions to diverse industrial and consumer end markets. It designs, engineers and integrates hardware and software to automate its customers’ manufacturing, production and distribution facilities.

JR Automation

Industrials

Realized

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

NEP Group

Media

Realized

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.