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Barry A. Porter
General Partner
Mr. Porter is a co-founder and a Managing General Partner of Clarity Partners and a co-founder of KAILAI Investments. Mr. Porter began his professional career as an attorney at the Los Angeles firm of Wyman, Bautzer, Rothman Kuchel and Silbert. He moved to Wall Street in the mid-1980s as an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co. Mr. Porter became a Senior Managing Director of Bear Stearns and among other responsibilities was co-Head of the Media and Communications practice, Head of the Gaming Industries group and an active participant in the firm's high-yield activities. While at Bear Stearns, Mr. Porter became involved in the private equity business, and he joined Pacific Capital Group in late 1993 to help focus on media and telecommunications investment activities. Mr. Porter led Pacific Capital's investment in OpTel, which he helped grow into the leading provider of competitive cable television services to large multi-dwelling units. While at Pacific Capital, Mr. Porter was a co-founder of Global Crossing, a global telecommunications company, and he was involved with many of the company's early activities.
Mr. Porter currently serves on the Board of Hudson Pacific Properties, a New York Stock Exchange traded real estate investment trust. Mr. Porter also serves on the Boards of Impremedia, the leading Spanish language news and information company in the United States, and Naylor, a publishing company focused on trade associations. Mr. Porter also serves on the board of Public Counsel, the largest pro bono legal organization in the United States, the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs and the Cedars Sinai Hospital Board of Governors and is on the Leadership Council of International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian relief organization. Mr. Porter received his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of Business, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Finance and Political Science.
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