Neil Barsky is founder and chairman of The Marshall Project.
Neil has enjoyed a distinguished career in the fields of journalism, finance and filmmaking. Neil co-founded the hedge fund Midtown Capital and founded Alson Capital Partners, which at its peak stood at $3.5 billion assets under management. After retiring from the investment business in 2009, Neil directed KOCH, the critically-acclaimed documentary film about New York City’s former mayor, which was released theatrically in 2013.
Previously, Neil was a reporter for the New York Daily News and The Wall Street Journal. He also worked as an equity research analyst for Morgan Stanley. He was the #1 ranked lodging and gaming analyst in the 1997 Institutional Investor magazine poll.
Neil serves on the boards of Youth Communication and Oberlin College, from which he graduated. He taught economics at Oberlin in 2009. Neil is chairman of the board of overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.