Camping World Holdings is a leading operator in the RV industry. Camping World is a multi-store dealership and retailer of RVs and outdoor accessories. It also provides financing, insurance, extended warranties, roadside assistance and clubs to RV owners.
Brian Cassidy serves as co-president and a partner of the firm. He leads the media strategy and is a member of the Investment Committee.
Brian Cassidy joined Crestview in 2004 and is co-president and a partner. He is also a member of the Investment Committee and head of the media strategy. Brian is currently a member of the boards of directors of Camping World Holdings, Congruex Holdings, FC3, Hornblower Holdings, TenCate Grass, Viad Corp and WOW!. He was previously involved with Crestview’s investments in Charter Communications, Cumulus Media, ICM Partners, Insight Communications, Industrial Media, Interoute Communications, NEP Group, OneLink Communications and ValueOptions.
Prior to joining Crestview, Brian worked in private equity at Boston Ventures, investing in the media and business services industries before becoming the acting CFO of a Boston Ventures’ portfolio company, ec-Content. Prior to that, he was an investment banking analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons, where he advised companies in the consumer and business services sectors on capital markets and M&A transactions.
Brian received an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and an A.B. in physics from Harvard College.
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.
Congruex is a newly-formed company focused on consolidating the highly fragmented broadband network design, engineering, construction and maintenance services sector.
Cumulus is a radio broadcasting company in the United States, with a portfolio of over 450 FM and AM stations across 90 markets. It also operates a radio network division that produces and syndicates radio content for third-party stations.
Content services company focused on visual special effects and post-production services.
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.
ICM Partners is one of the world’s leading talent agencies, representing clients across the entertainment world, including film, television, music, books, theater, broadcast, commercials, licensing, live entertainment, cinematography and costume design.
- Industrial Media 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, IPC and Sharp Entertainment.
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.
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.
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.
Prior to its sale in November 2012, OneLink was the sole provider of cable television services to the greater San Juan area and the largest provider of cable television services in Puerto Rico.
TenCate Grass is a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and installer of artificial turf solutions for sports and landscaping applications. The Company serves customers in over 40 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.
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.
Viad Corp operates through two businesses: Pursuit and GES. Pursuit is a collection of attractions, lodges and hotels, and sightseeing tours in iconic locations. GES is a full-service live events company serving 70% of the Fortune 1000 in 75+ countries.
WOW! is the sixth largest cable operator in the U.S., with over 770,000 customers in 19 markets across the Midwest and Southeast as of September 30, 2017. It offers a full suite of residential cable and commercial services including video, telephone and data.