Neil Barsky has enjoyed a varied career in the fields of journalism, finance and film. He is founder and former chairman of The Marshall Project, the Pulitzer Prize-winning non-profit journalism enterprise covering the American system of criminal justice with the goal of sparking a national conversation about reform. He has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, working for the New York Daily News and the Wall Street Journal. He also had a career in finance and served as an equity research analyst in the areas of real estate, casinos and hotels for Morgan Stanley. Neil went on to build two hedge fund businesses, Midtown Capital and Alson Capital Partners. Following his retirement from the financial world in 2009, Neil directed and produced the critically-acclaimed documentary film Koch, which aired nationally on PBS's POV series, and taught economics at Oberlin College. Neil is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.