Matthew Barger P’19
Matt Barger is the Managing Member of MRB Capital, LLC and a Senior Advisor at Hellman & Friedman, LLC, a private equity firm with over $25 billion assets under management. Mr. Barger joined Hellman & Friedman in its first year and over the following twenty years served in a number of roles including Managing General Partner and Chairman of the Investment Committee while being involved in all aspects of the investment process. Mr. Barger’s primary area of focus has been asset management. He was instrumental in the firm’s investments in Artisan Partners, Brinson Partners, Farallon Capital Management, Franklin Resources, and Mondrian Investment Partners.
Mr. Barger serves on the Board of Directors of Hall Capital Partners LLC and Artisan Partners Asset Management. Formerly, he was a Director of Brinson Partners, Inc., General Cellular Corporation (the predecessor to Western Wireless Corp. and VoiceStream Wireless), Hoyts Cinemas, John Fairfax Holdings Ltd., Mitchell International, Inc., Mondrian Investment Partners, National Radio Partners, L.P., Neverfail Springwater, Ltd., Oechsle International, L.P., and Thomas Weisel Partners Group.
Prior to joining Hellman & Friedman in 1984, Mr. Barger was an Associate in the Corporate Finance Department of Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb. He graduated from Yale University magna cum laude with distinction in the major and the Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Mr. Barger currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, as a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Academy of Sciences, and as a Director of the San Francisco Free Clinic, USA Cycling, Inc., and USA Cycling Development Foundation. He is a past member of the California Public Employees Post Employment Benefits Commission, the Economic and Allocation Advisory Commission advising the California Air Resources Board on implementation of AB 32, and California Public Employees’ Retirement System Private Equity Emerging Manager Review panel.