Derek H. Whang
Derek H. Whang is a Managing Director with U.S. Buyout, focusing on investments in the aerospace, defense and government services sectors. He is based in Washington, DC.
Since joining Carlyle in 2007, Mr. Whang has been involved with Carlyle’s investments in Booz Allen Hamilton, Forgital Group, Global Jet Capital, Loc Performance, Paradigm Precision, RPK Capital Partners, Sequa Corporation, Titan Acquisition Holdings and USMP Holdings.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Whang was with The Halifax Group, a private equity firm based in Washington, DC, and J.P. Morgan, in both their Venture Capital group and Investment Banking unit, advising companies on mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Whang earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with dual degrees from the University of California, Berkeley with a BS in business administration and a BA in rhetoric.
Mr. Whang is currently a member of the boards of Forgital Group, Global Jet Capital, Loc Performance, Paradigm Precision, Titan Acquisition Holdings and USMP Holdings.