Bob Hurst

ROBERT J. HURST

Co-Executive Chairman

  • Former Partner of Crestview Partners

  • Served as a Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors at Goldman Sachs after the firm’s IPO

  • Served as Head of the Investment Banking worldwide at Goldman Sachs

  • Former President and Chairman of the Board and currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art

  • Currently a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Aspen Institute

  • Currently Chairman Emeritus of the Jewish Museum

  • Former member of the Board of Overseers of the Wharton School 

Our Co-Executive Chairman, Robert J. Hurst, has a 51-year career in financial services, having started in 1969 at Merrill Lynch in investment banking and then moving to Goldman Sachs in 1974. For over 30 years at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Hurst managed significant client relationships and held a variety of leadership positions, having become a Partner of Goldman Sachs in 1980, Head of the Investment Banking Services Department in 1987, and Co-Head and then Head of the Investment Banking Division worldwide from 1990 to 1999. Following Goldman Sachs’ IPO, Mr. Hurst became Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors and focused on firm-wide matters, including strategic planning. Mr. Hurst is currently a Senior Director of Goldman Sachs. In 2005, Mr. Hurst joined Crestview Partners, L.P., a value oriented private equity firm focused on the middle market ("Crestview"), as a Partner. He initiated and worked on investments in a variety of industries, including financial and business services, healthcare, energy, apparel, technology, retail and utilities. In 2019, Mr. Hurst became Vice Chairman of Crestview and his Crestview involvement currently is mostly limited to board representation on Victory Capital and Oxbow Carbon LLC. Over his career, Mr. Hurst has served on the Boards of Directors of over a dozen public companies, including Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), USF&G (NYSE: FG), Paris Re, now a part of PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE: PRE-H), Victory Capital (Nasdaq: VCTR), and Constellation Energy.

Mr. Hurst has been active in the non-profit sector, retiring a year ago as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cyber Security Center, and retiring two years ago as Chairman of the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he continues as a member of the Executive Committee. He is the former President and Chairman of the Board and currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is currently 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. Mr. Hurst was appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Economic Development Commission (now retired) and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Hurst was also founding Chief Executive Officer of the 9/11 United Services Group, the coordinating arm for 13 social services organizations, including the Red Cross, involved in the relief activities. 

Mr. Hurst received an M.G.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.