Harry Crosby (businessman)

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Harry Crosby
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Born Harry Lillis Crosby III
(1958-08-08) August 8, 1958 (age 58)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation Investment banker, Investor
Years active 1980–1984 (actor)
1985–present (investor)
Spouse(s) Mihaela Skobe (2003–present)
Parent(s) Bing Crosby & Kathryn Crosby
Relatives Mary Crosby, Nathaniel Crosby, Gary Crosby, Dennis Crosby, Phillip Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Denise Crosby, Bob Crosby, Larry Crosby

Harry Lillis Crosby III (born August 8, 1958) is an American investment banker and a former film and television actor.

Personal life[edit]

Crosby was born in Hollywood, California, at Queen of Angels Hospital. He is the fifth son of actor and singer Bing Crosby, the eldest from Bing's second marriage to actress Kathryn Crosby. Harry is the brother of Mary and Nathaniel Crosby; the half-brother of Gary, Dennis, Phillip and Lindsay Crosby; the half-uncle of Denise Crosby; the nephew of Bob Crosby and Larry Crosby.

Crosby has been in investment banking since 1985 and is a partner at Cranemere. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 1977-1980 and received an MBA at Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration.[1]

Investment banking and private equity[edit]

Crosby has over three decades of experience in investment banking and managing a range of private equity relationships. He began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1987, working from associate level to Director.

In 1993, he became Managing Director of the Credit Suisse Financial Sponsors Group, where he established key relationships. He subsequently became Group Head and Managing Director of North America Financial Sponsors Group at Merrill Lynch where he managed clients such as KKR, Carlyle and Bain.[2]

In 2005, he became General Partner at Snow Phipps, a private equity firm specializing in leveraged acquisitions, build-ups, recapitalizations, restructuring, and growth equity investments, of small to middle market companies.[3] He was involved in the firm’s sale of Excel Mining Systems to Orica for approximately $670mn.[4]

In 2012, he became General Partner at Cranemere, investing in middle market private companies in North America, Germany and Austria.[5] Crosby has also served on a number of other corporate boards, including that of Excel Mining Systems.[6]


Crosby has served on philanthropic boards, including the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, a charitable organisation that funds education, health, human services, arts, community and environmental projects.[7][8]

As a trained musician, he is also an active fundraiser and board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, a major performing arts institution structured as a non-profit organization and housed at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, New York.[9] He has worked alongside the likes of Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.[10]

Film and television[edit]

Before his career in banking and private equity, Crosby gained show business experience at an early age by appearing with his father and family on various Christmas television specials from 1970 to 1978 and at the London Palladium in 1976 and 1977. He has appeared in several films and television programs including The Hollywood Palace, Friday the 13th, Riding for the Pony Express and The Private History of a Campaign That Failed.[11]





  1. ^ "Harry Crosby". LinkedIn. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "KKR Taps Merrill Lynch". ebscohost.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Snow Phipps Group". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Snow Phipps Group Announces Sale of Excel Mining Systems to Orica for Approximately $670 Million". Snowphipps.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Harry Crosby". LinkedIn. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "Harry Crosby". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Company Overview of Monterey Peninsula Foundation". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "The Monterey Peninsula Golf Foundation, the organization which stages...". upi.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "5th annual Spring Gala of Jazz at Lincoln Center". upi.com. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Wynton Marsalis, Gala co-chair Harry Crosby and Michael Feinstein". Social Jini. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  11. ^ Harry Crosby at the Internet Movie Database

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