Robert J. Hurst
Bob Hurst joined Crestview as a partner in 2005 and became a vice chairman in 2017. He is a member of the Investment Committee. Bob leads Crestview’s private company recapitalization strategy, working with entrepreneurs who seek a partner to transition their businesses. Bob retired as vice chairman of Goldman Sachs in June 2004. At Goldman Sachs, Bob spent 30 years in a variety of leadership positions, including head of the investment banking division from 1990 to 1999. Following Goldman Sachs IPO, Bob became vice chairman and a member of the board of directors and focused on firm-wide matters in addition to client responsibilities.
Bob is currently a director of Oxbow Carbon, a director of Victory Capital and is a board observer at NYDJ Apparel. He is a senior director of Goldman Sachs and has served on the board of directors of other public and private companies. He has been active in the nonprofit sector and currently serves as chairman of the board of directors of the National Cybersecurity Center and the Aspen Music Festival and School. He was also the former chairman and president of the board and the current chairman of the executive committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, a trustee and member of the executive committee of The Aspen Institute, chairman emeritus of the Jewish Museum and a former member of the board of overseers of The Wharton School. Bob was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Economic Development Commission and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Bob was also founding CEO of the 9/11 United Services Group, the coordinating arm for 13 social service agencies involved in the relief activities, including the Red Cross.
Bob received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an A.B. from Clark University. He did additional graduate work as a Public Finance Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.