Robert J. Hurst

Robert J. Hurst, Director

Robert J. Hurst joined our board of directors in October 2016. Mr. Hurst joined Crestview as a partner in 2005 and became a vice chairman in 2017. Mr. Hurst retired as vice chairman of Goldman Sachs in June 2004. At Goldman Sachs, Mr. Hurst spent 30 years in a variety of leadership positions, including head of the investment banking division 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 in addition to client responsibilities.

Mr. Hurst is currently a director of Oxbow Carbon and is co-chair of DHB, a public SPAC. Mr. Hurst is a senior director of Goldman Sachs and has served on the board of directors of over a dozen public and private companies. He has been active in the nonprofit sector, formerly serving 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.

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 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.

Mr. Hurst 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. Mr. Hurst's qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his 30 years of operating and leadership experience at Goldman Sachs and as a partner in a private equity firm. Through his involvement with Crestview, he has provided leadership to both public and private companies. Mr. Hurst brings to our board of directors extensive experience in the financial services industry, finance and business development.