Robert J. Hurst

Robert J. Hurst, Director

Robert J. Hurst joined our board of directors in October 2016. Mr. Hurst joined Crestview in 2005 and is Vice Chairman of Crestview and a member of its investment committee. He 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' initial public offering, Mr. Hurst became Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors and focused on firm-wide matters in addition to having client responsibilities. He is currently a director of VF Corporation and has served on the board of directors of six other public companies. He has been active in the nonprofit sector and currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of the Aspen Music Festival and School, Chairman of the National Cybersecurity Center, former Chairman of the board of directors and currently 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. He 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 service agencies involved in relief activities, including the Red Cross.


Mr. Hurst received a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University. He also 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.