Curtis A. Glovier has over 25 years of leadership experience as a private equity investor and business executive, and has served as a board member of and investor in numerous private and public companies spanning business services, financial services, technology, telecom, consumer, healthcare, intellectual property, and real estate. Mr. Glovier also is the Senior Investment Advisor at Grafine Partners, which invests in new private equity and real estate investment firms and co-invests alongside those firms, and a Senior Advisor at Star Mountain Capital, a middle market investment fund. He serves as a Board Advisor of Cornerstone Advisors (a consulting firm focused on the financial services industry and technology implementation), and is on the Investment Committee of Nassau Street Ventures (an early stage venture firm that is part of the Alumni Ventures Group).
He was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group for nearly a decade, where he founded the private equity department within the Credit Opportunities division and led private equity and junior capital investments in numerous companies. Mr. Glovier served on the Investment Committee of multiple Fortress funds. Prior to Fortress he co-led the middle market buyout activities of Perseus LLC, where his investment in Maritime Telecommunications Network won the Middle Market Deal of the Year Award from M&A Advisor. Mr. Glovier started his career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and then moved into private equity at Nassau Capital, which managed $2.5 billion of alternative investments (both funds and directs) on behalf of Princeton University’s endowment. Mr. Glovier has diverse alternative investing experience spanning private equity (control, non-control, and co-investments), venture capital, credit, and real estate.
Mr. Glovier also has direct operating experience. While at Fortress he was a founding investor and board member of Opus Bank, a West Coast regional bank. He helped the bank acquire PENSCO Trust Company, a national custodian of alternative investments held in retirement accounts, and in mid-2016 left Fortress to become the Chairman and CEO of PENSCO where he significantly grew both assets under custody and operating income. He also served as a Managing Principal of Opus Equity Partners, a growth equity investment fund, and the Chairman of Opus Financial Partners, a broker-dealer. Opus and PENSCO were sold in 2020.
Mr. Glovier received a B.A., cum laude, from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. as a Palmer Scholar from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.