Board of Directors

Executive Officer Leadership Committee Nominating and Governance Committee Compensation Committee Audit Committee

William E. Conway, Jr.

Co-Founder, Interim CEO, and Co-Chairman

William E. Conway, Jr.

Co-Founder, Interim CEO, and Co-Chairman
Washington, DC

Mr. Conway is a Co-Founder and Interim CEO, and current Co-Chairman of the Board. Mr. Conway was elected to our Board of Directors effective July 18, 2011. Previously, Mr. Conway served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.

Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, Mr. Conway was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MCI Communications Corporation (“MCI”). Mr. Conway was a Vice President and Treasurer of MCI from 1981 to 1984. Mr. Conway is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic University of America. He previously served as chairman and/or director of several public and private companies in which Carlyle had significant investment interests.

Mr. Conway received his BA from Dartmouth College and his MBA in finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Peter J. Clare

Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity and Chairman of Americas Private Equity

Peter J. Clare

Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity and Chairman of Americas Private Equity
Washington, DC

Mr. Clare is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Clare was elected to our Board of Directors effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Clare is the Chief Investment Officer of Corporate Private Equity, Chairman of the Americas and Chair of the US Buyout and Growth Investment committees. Mr. Clare previously served as the Co-Head of the US Buyout and Growth team and as Deputy Chief Investment Officer of the Company’s CPE segment. 

From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Clare was based in Hong Kong and was a founding member of the Carlyle Asia Buyout team and continues to serve on the Carlyle Asia Buyout Investment Committee. In 2001 and 2002, Mr. Clare launched Carlyle’s initial investments in distressed debt, which led to the creation of Carlyle Strategic Partners. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Clare served as the Global Head of the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services sector team. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Clare was with First City Capital Corporation, a private equity group that invested in buyouts, public equities, distressed bonds and restructurings. Prior to joining First City Capital, he was with the Merchant Banking Group of Prudential-Bache. Mr. Clare currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sedgwick Claims Management and Standard Aero. Mr. Clare has previously served on the boards of Booz Allen Hamilton, CommScope, Inc., Nouryon, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Sequa and Signode Industrial. 

Mr. Clare is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel A. D'Aniello

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus

Daniel A. D'Aniello

Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Washington, DC

Mr. D’Aniello is a Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Carlyle. He has served on our Board of Directors since the Board’s inception on July 18, 2011, serving as Chairman from 2012 until January 1, 2018. Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, Mr. D’Aniello was the Vice President for Finance and Development at Marriott Corporation for eight years. Before joining Marriott, Mr. D’Aniello was a financial officer at PepsiCo, Inc. and Trans World Airlines. Mr. D'Aniello served in the United States Navy from 1968 through 1971 during which time he was a Distinguished Naval Graduate of Officer Candidate School, Newport R.I.; a Supply Officer (LTJG) aboard the USS Wasp (CVS 18); and in 2016, Mr. D'Aniello was awarded the designation of Lone Sailor by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. Mr. D’Aniello is Chairman of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Research; Co-Chairman of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families; Chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation of the Performing Arts; an Advisor to the John Templeton Foundation; a founding Trustee of the Lumen Institute; and a Lifetime Member of the Board of Trustees of Syracuse University, a member of the Chancellor’s Council and the Corporate Advisory Council to the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Mr. D’Aniello previously served as chairman and/or director of several private and public companies in which Carlyle had significant investment interests. Mr. D’Aniello is a 1968 magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, and a 1974 graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he was a Teagle Foundation Fellow.

Linda H. Filler

Board Member

Linda H. Filler

Board Member

Ms. Filler is a member of our Board of Directors. Ms. Filler was elected to our Board of Directors effective April 1, 2022, and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Filler retired as President of Retail Products, Chief Marketing Officer, and Chief Merchandising Officer at Walgreen Co. in 2017.

Prior to Walgreen Co, Ms. Filler served in Executive Vice President roles at Walmart and at Kraft Foods. Prior to Kraft, Ms. Filler served a long tenure at Hanes Brands, including Group CEO roles of its largest branded apparel businesses. Ms. Filler is Lead Independent Director at Danaher Corporation, where she has served as a Director since 2004. She serves as Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee and on the Science & Technology Committee. Ms. Filler also serves on the Board of Eversight, a leader in AI-based price and promotion optimization for consumer goods companies and retailers. Ms. Filler serves as Chair of the Development Committee for the Chicago Public Library Foundation, and on the Foundation’s Executive Committee, among other philanthropic activities.

Ms. Filler earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MS from the University of North Texas.

Lawton W. Fitt

Board Member and Lead Independent Director

Lawton W. Fitt

Board Member and Lead Independent Director

Ms. Fitt is a member of our Board of Directors, and serves as our Lead Independent Director. Ms. Fitt was elected to our Board of Directors effective May 2, 2012. Ms. Fitt is the Chairperson of Nominating and Governance Committee, and a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees

Ms. Fitt served as Secretary (CEO) of the Royal Academy of Arts in London from October 2002 to March 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Fitt was a partner with Goldman Sachs & Co. Ms. Fitt is currently a director of Ciena Corporation (where she serves as chair of the Audit Committee), Micro Focus International (where she serves on the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, and Nominating Committee) and The Progressive Corporation (where she serves as Chairperson, and serves on the Investment and Capital Committee and as chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee).  Ms. Fitt is a former director of ARM Holdings PLC and Thomson Reuters.  She is also a trustee or director of several not-for-profit organizations including the Goldman Sachs Foundation.

Ms. Fitt earned her AB in history at Brown University and her MBA from the Darden School of the University of Virginia.

James H. Hance, Jr.

Board Member

James H. Hance, Jr.

Board Member

Mr. Hance is an Operating Executive of Carlyle and a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Hance was elected to our Board of Directors effective May 2, 2012. Mr. Hance joined Carlyle in November 2005 as an Operating Executive and has worked primarily in our Global Credit segment and the financial services sector.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2005, Mr. Hance served as Vice Chairman of Bank of America from 1993 until his retirement on January 31, 2005 and served as Chief Financial Officer from 1988 to 2004. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Hance spent 17 years with Price Waterhouse (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP). Mr. Hance is currently a director of Acuity Brands Inc. (where he serves as the Lead Independent Director and on the Audit Committee and Governance Committee).  Mr. Hance is a former director of Ford Motor Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Duke Energy Corporation, Cousins Properties, Parkway, Inc. and Bank of America Corporation. 

Mr. Hance serves as Emeritus Trustee on the Board of Trustees at Washington University in St. Louis and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. Mr. Hance graduated from Westminster College and received an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a certified public accountant.

Mark S. Ordan

Board Member

Mark S. Ordan

Board Member

Mr. Ordan is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Ordan was elected to our Board of Directors effective April 1, 2022, and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Ordan joined Mednax in July 2020 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer.

Previously, Mr. Ordan founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Quality Care Properties, Inc. from 2016 to 2018. In July 2018, he completed a sale of the company to Welltower and Promedica. Before that, Mr. Ordan served as Chief Executive Officer of Washington Prime Group Inc. from 2014 to 2015, from its inception as a spin-off of the Simon Property Group. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Ordan served as Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. where he led the company’s turnaround and restructuring and oversaw the sale of the company in January 2013. From 2006 to 2007, he served as Chief Executive Officer of The Mills Corporation, which he sold to Simon Property Group and Farrallon.

Mr. Ordan holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Vassar College. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School. Additionally, he is a recipient of the Hitchcock Humanitarian Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is an inductee of the Washington Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Ordan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mednax, Federal Realty Investment Trust and Vassar College. Additionally, he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Derica W. Rice

Board Member

Derica W. Rice

Board Member

Mr. Rice is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Rice was appointed to our Board of Directors effective March 8, 2021, and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Rice served as executive vice president of CVS Health and President of CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefits management business of CVS Health, from March 2018 to February 2020. Previously, he held various executive positions at Eli Lilly and Company, most recently executive vice president of Global Services and chief financial officer from 2006 to 2017. Mr. Rice is currently a director of Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company (where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation and Management Development Committee), Target Corporation (where he serves on the Audit and Finance Committee and the Infrastructure and Investment Committee) and The Walt Disney Company (where he serves on the Audit Committee). Mr. Rice received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from Indiana University.

Dr. Thomas S. Robertson

Board Member

Dr. Thomas S. Robertson

Board Member

Dr. Robertson is a member of our Board of Directors. Dr. Robertson was elected to our Board of Directors effective May 2, 2012, and is a member of the Audit Committee. Dr. Robertson was elected to our Board of Directors effective May 2, 2012. Dr. Robertson was the Dean of The Wharton School from 2007 to 2014. Since then, he has been the Joshua J. Harris Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School where he holds the positions of Academic Director of the Baker Retailing Center and Executive Director of the Wharton INSEAD Alliance. Previously, Dr. Robertson was Dean of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School from 1998 to 2007. He also served as Special Assistant to Emory University’s president on issues of international strategy and was a founding director of the Institute for Developing Nations, which was established jointly by Emory University and The Carter Center in fall 2006. Before joining Emory, Dr. Robertson was the Sainsbury Professor and Chair of the Marketing Department and Deputy Dean of the London Business School from 1994 to 1998. He also served as a member of the Marketing faculty at The Wharton School from 1971 to 1994 and was the Associate Dean for Executive Education. Dr. Robertson is currently on the Advisory Board of The Sorbonne Universities and is a former director of CRA International, Inc. and PRGX Global, Inc. He graduated from Wayne State University and received his M.A. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Marketing from Northwestern University.

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman

David M. Rubenstein

Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
Washington, DC

Mr. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board. He was elected to our Board of Directors effective July 18, 2011. Previously, Mr. Rubenstein served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle. Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP). From 1977 to 1981, Mr. Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. From 1975 to 1976, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1973 to 1975, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Among other philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Gallery of Art, the Economic Club of Washington, and the University of Chicago and serves on the Boards of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Constitution Center, the Brookings Institution, the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the World Economic Forum. Mr. Rubenstein serves as a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation and as Chairman of the Harvard Global Advisory Council and the Madison Council of the Library of Congress. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society, Business Council, Board of Dean’s Advisors of the Business School at Harvard, Advisory Board of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, and Board of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community. Mr. Rubenstein is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

William J. Shaw

Board Member

William J. Shaw

Board Member

Mr. Shaw is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Shaw was elected to our Board of Directors effective May 2, 2012, and is the Chairperson of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Shaw was the Vice Chairman of Marriott International, Inc. until his retirement in March 2011. Prior to becoming Vice Chairman of Marriott, Mr. Shaw served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Marriott from 1997 until 2009. Mr. Shaw joined Marriott in 1974 and held various positions, including Corporate Controller, Corporate Vice President, Senior Vice President-Finance, Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and President of Marriott Service Group. Prior to joining Marriott, Mr. Shaw worked at Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Shaw is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, a Director of DiamondRock Hospitality (where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee) and is a former member of the Board of Trustees of three funds in the American Family of mutual funds from 2009 to 2015. Mr. Shaw serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Notre Dame and the Board of Trustees of Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

Mr. Shaw graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Anthony Welters

Board Member

Anthony Welters

Board Member

Mr. Welters is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Welters was elected to our Board of Directors effective October 27, 2015, and is the Chairperson of the Compensation Committee, as well as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. He is Founder, Chairman and CEO of CINQ Care Inc., a physician-led, community-based ambulatory care delivery system that delivers whole person care in the home, whenever possible, to Black and Brown communities. He is Executive Chairman of the BlackIvy Group, an organization focused on building and growing commercial enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Chairman of Somatus, Inc., a value-based kidney care company. Mr. Welters founded AmeriChoice in 1989 and upon acquisition by UnitedHealth Group (UHG) in 2002, joined UHG serving as Senior Adviser to the Office of the CEO, Executive Vice President and Member of the Office of the CEO, retiring in 2016. He currently serves on the public boards of Loews Corporation and Gilead Sciences, Inc. Mr. Welters is Trustee Emeritus of Morehouse School of Medicine Board of Trustees, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of New York University School of Law, Vice Chairman of the Board of New York University, a Trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center, Vice Chair of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and a founding member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Our Leadership Team

Executive Officer Leadership Committee Operating Committee

William E. Conway, Jr.

Co-Founder, Interim CEO, and Co-Chairman

William E. Conway, Jr.

Co-Founder, Interim CEO, and Co-Chairman
Washington, DC

Mr. Conway is a Co-Founder and Interim CEO, and current Co-Chairman of the Board. Mr. Conway was elected to our Board of Directors effective July 18, 2011. Previously, Mr. Conway served as our Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer.

Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, Mr. Conway was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MCI Communications Corporation (“MCI”). Mr. Conway was a Vice President and Treasurer of MCI from 1981 to 1984. Mr. Conway is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic University of America. He previously served as chairman and/or director of several public and private companies in which Carlyle had significant investment interests.

Mr. Conway received his BA from Dartmouth College and his MBA in finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Charles Andrews

Chief Accounting Officer

Charles Andrews

Chief Accounting Officer
Washington, DC

Charles Andrews is the Chief Accounting Officer of Carlyle and has served in such capacity since 2020. He is based in Washington, D.C.

Since joining Carlyle in 2015, Chas has also served as Carlyle’s Corporate Controller and Director of Accounting Policy and SEC Reporting. Prior to joining Carlyle, Charles was with Ernst & Young LLP in the Assurance Services practice and with Navigant Consulting, Inc. in the Disputes & Investigations practice. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech.

Ruulke Bagijn

Head of Global Investment Solutions

Ruulke Bagijn

Head of Global Investment Solutions
New York, NY

Ruulke Bagijn is Head of Carlyle’s Global Investment Solutions segment and Chair of the Board of AlpInvest. She is based in New York. Ms. Bagijn is a member of the AlpInvest Investment Committee, the Carlyle Diversity & Inclusion Council, and Carlyle's Leadership Committee.

Ms. Bagijn joined AlpInvest from AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets, where she was the Global Head of Real Assets Private Equity and a member of its Management Board. Prior to AXA Investment Managers, she was Co-Chief Investment Officer of Investment Management and Chief Investment Officer of Private Markets at PGGM, with direct responsibility for managing investments in infrastructure, hedge funds, structured credit, private equity, insurance-linked securities and private real estate.

Ms. Bagijn previously held several senior roles at ABN AMRO. Ruulke received an MSc in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is a CFA charterholder.

Jeff Bronaugh

Chief Technology Officer

Jeff Bronaugh

Chief Technology Officer
Washington, DC

Jeff Bronaugh is a Managing Director and firm’s Chief Technology Officer based in Washington, D.C. He has been with the firm for 9 years and held various positions including the head of Global Operations & Engineering and Corporate Services. He is also a member of Carlyle's Operating Committee.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Jeff spent 10 years at Deloitte Consulting where he was a leader in their Strategy and Operation’s practice driving change at large organizations while focused on mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategy, finance transformation, and global technology implementation projects. Prior to that, Jeff worked in audit for 2 years at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

Jeff earned his B.B.A in Accounting Information Systems and Computer Science from James Madison University and is a licensed CPA in Virginia.

Curtis L. Buser

Chief Financial Officer

Curtis L. Buser

Chief Financial Officer
Washington, DC

Mr. Buser is the Chief Financial Officer of Carlyle and has served in such capacity since December 2014. From May 2014 until December 2014, Mr. Buser served as Carlyle’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Buser joined Carlyle in 2004 as a managing director and served as the firm’s Chief Accounting Officer until May 2014. He is also a member of Carlyle's Leadership and Operating Committees.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Buser was an audit partner with Ernst & Young, LLP. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in 1985 and was admitted to its partnership in 1997. Mr. Buser graduated from Georgetown University.

Peter J. Clare

Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity and Chairman of Americas Private Equity

Peter J. Clare

Chief Investment Officer for Corporate Private Equity and Chairman of Americas Private Equity
Washington, DC

Mr. Clare is a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Clare was elected to our Board of Directors effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Clare is the Chief Investment Officer of Corporate Private Equity, Chairman of the Americas and Chair of the US Buyout and Growth Investment committees. Mr. Clare previously served as the Co-Head of the US Buyout and Growth team and as Deputy Chief Investment Officer of the Company’s CPE segment. 

From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Clare was based in Hong Kong and was a founding member of the Carlyle Asia Buyout team and continues to serve on the Carlyle Asia Buyout Investment Committee. In 2001 and 2002, Mr. Clare launched Carlyle’s initial investments in distressed debt, which led to the creation of Carlyle Strategic Partners. From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Clare served as the Global Head of the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services sector team. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Clare was with First City Capital Corporation, a private equity group that invested in buyouts, public equities, distressed bonds and restructurings. Prior to joining First City Capital, he was with the Merchant Banking Group of Prudential-Bache. Mr. Clare currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sedgwick Claims Management and Standard Aero. Mr. Clare has previously served on the boards of Booz Allen Hamilton, CommScope, Inc., Nouryon, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Sequa and Signode Industrial. 

Mr. Clare is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Bethany De Lude

Chief Information Security Officer

Bethany De Lude

Chief Information Security Officer
Washington, DC

Bethany De Lude serves as Carlyle’s Chief Information Security Officer and is based in Washington, DC. She is also a member of Carlyle's Operating Committee.

She leads Carlyle’s cybersecurity program and works with stakeholders across the firm to create an adaptable and secure business environment. She believes that cyber resilient organizations inspire trust, preserve value, and achieve competitive advantage by being able to focus on delivering strategic outcomes without distraction. She chairs Carlyle’s cyber security steering committee and leads the Women of GTS cohort.

Prior to joining Carlyle, she was the first CISO for the Federal Judiciary, the PCAOB, and Riggs Bank. She has also held leadership positions at the National Security Agency, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the Corporate Executive Board. Bethany earned an MS degree in Information and Telecommunication Systems from the Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a US Patent [#6,223,985] and has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional [#27959] since 2002.

Stacey Dion

Head of Global Government Affairs

Stacey Dion

Head of Global Government Affairs
Washington, DC

Stacey Dion serves as Managing Director and Head of Global Government Affairs. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Dion leads Carlyle’s global government relations and public policy functions, collaborating with Carlyle senior executives and investment professionals to shape Carlyle’s global legislative and regulatory activities.  Ms. Dion leads engagements with political, policy and diplomatic communities globally on behalf of Carlyle. 

Ms. Dion joined Carlyle in 2017 as a Managing Director, focusing on U.S. government regulatory and legislative matters. Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Dion served as Vice President of Corporate Public Policy for The Boeing Company, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the government relations strategy and tactics on corporate issues including tax, benefits, financial services, corporate governance, energy, environment, workforce training and education.

In her career on Capitol Hill, Ms. Dion worked in House Leadership as Policy Advisor and Counsel in the Office of the Republican Leader and the Majority Leader, and where she served as lead Republican staff on economic issues.  Ms. Dion also worked for Chairman Boehner on the Education and Workforce committee as pension counsel. Ms. Dion also worked in the Employee Benefits Security Administration in the United States Department of Labor, where she developed final regulations, rulings and advisory opinions on ERISA.  Ms. Dion began her career in a DC law firm. 

Ms. Dion earned her B.A. from Merrimack College and J.D. from The Catholic University of America. 

Ms. Dion serves on the board of the American Investment Counsel, the Alternative Management Committee Board of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and is a member of the Washington Economic Club.

Leigh Farris

Global Head of Corporate Communications

Leigh Farris

Global Head of Corporate Communications
New York, NY

Leigh Farris is a Partner and Global Head of Corporate Communications based in New York. She is also a member of Carlyle's Leadership and Operating Committees.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Leigh served in several roles at Goldman Sachs including most recently Managing Director, Head of CEO Communications. She was also the Chief of Staff to the President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs. She joined Goldman Sachs in 2014 in the Executive Office overseeing communications for the firm's global impact investing platform, including the Goldman Sachs Foundation and Urban Investment Group.

Before Goldman Sachs, Leigh served in communications leadership roles at GE and CBS News. Leigh earned a BJ from the University of Texas at Austin.

Jeffrey W. Ferguson

General Counsel

Jeffrey W. Ferguson

General Counsel
Washington, DC

Jeffrey W. Ferguson is a Managing Director and the firm’s General Counsel. Mr. Ferguson is based in Washington, DC.

Mr. Ferguson joined Carlyle in 1999. In his capacity as the global General Counsel of Carlyle, he serves as the head of the firm’s legal and compliance functions. He is also a member of the Carlyle’s Leadership and Operating Committees.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Ferguson worked as an attorney with Latham & Watkins and Vinson & Elkins. Mr. Ferguson received his law degree from University of Virginia School of Law in 1991. He also received an undergraduate degree in political science from University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Ferguson is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia.

Christopher Finn

Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Finn

Chief Operating Officer
Washington, DC

Christopher Finn is Chief Operating Officer of Carlyle. Mr. Finn is a member of Carlyle's Leadership and Operating Committees. In addition, he chairs or sits on several fund investment committees, and has been a member of the board of directors of many Carlyle portfolio companies including buyout, technology, and real estate investments.

Prior to joining the firm in 1996, Mr. Finn served as Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government agency that provides financing to the U.S. investors in the developing world.

Mr. Finn is an honors graduate of Harvard College.

David M. Garofalo

Chief Operating Officer of Global Credit

David M. Garofalo

Chief Operating Officer of Global Credit
New York, NY

David Garofalo is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Global Credit at Carlyle.  He is responsible for all operations, finance, accounting, tax, technology, performance & valuation oversight for the business.  He joined Carlyle in 2020 and is based in New York, NY. 
 
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Garofalo was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs.  During his 14 years at Goldman Sachs, he held various management roles including Global Co-head of Consumer Investment Management Division (CIMD) Controllers focusing on valuation, performance, fund and corporate accounting.  Most recently, Mr. Garofalo was responsible for firm-wide valuation and led the Global Product Control team for CIMD.  He was on various committees including Chair of CIMD Valuation Committee, member of CIMD New Activity and CIMD Risk Committee. 
 
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Garofalo was an Executive Director at WestLB in Finance Product Control.  Prior to that, he was a manager at EY, where he began his career.  Mr. Garofalo graduated from Binghamton University and is a CPA.

Kevin Gasque

Chief Financial Officer for Global Private Equity

Kevin Gasque

Chief Financial Officer for Global Private Equity
Washington, DC

Kevin Gasque is a Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer of Global Private Equity. He is also a member of Carlyle’s Operating Committee.  

From 2012 to 2022, Mr. Gasque was the Chief Financial Officer for the Real Assets segment, responsible for the operation of Carlyle’s Energy and Natural Resources funds, including global fund investments in energy, power generation and infrastructure, as well as for Carlyle’s Asia funds. In this capacity, he oversaw the transaction structuring and execution, fund formation, financial reporting, and investor relations for these funds. Mr. Gasque is on the board of Cogentrix Power Holdings. He joined Carlyle in 2011.

Mr. Gasque received his B.B.A. in accounting from James Madison University.

Daniel Harris

Head of Public Investor Relations

Daniel Harris

Head of Public Investor Relations
New York, NY

Daniel Harris is a Partner and leads Carlyle’s Public Investor Relations and Financial Planning & Analysis team. He is based in New York City. He is also a member of Carlyle's Leadership Committee.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Harris was a Senior Analyst in Equity Research at Goldman Sachs, and prior to that worked in equity research at J.P. Morgan and corporate strategy at Oliver Wyman.

Mr. Harris received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University.

Mr. Harris holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Kara Helander

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Kara Helander

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
Washington, DC

Kara Helander is a Managing Director and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. She is based in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining Carlyle, she was a Managing Director at BlackRock where she led the firm's global inclusion and diversity, and philanthropy initiatives. Harvard Business School profiled those efforts she directed in the case study, 'BlackRock: Diversity as a Driver of Success'. More recently, Ms. Helander consulted with organizations to develop corporate social responsibility and diversity strategies. She founded the Science of Diversity and Inclusion (SODI), a coalition of top companies and behavioral scientists working to design and test new approaches to accelerate diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. Ms. Helander also led CSR at Barclay's Global Investors (BGI). Prior to BGI, she launched and led the Western Region for Catalyst in Silicon Valley.

She serves on the Board of Directors of Leading Educators.

Ms. Helander received her M.B.A. from The Wharton School and her B.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Erica Herberg

Chief Financial Officer of AlpInvest Partners

Erica Herberg

Chief Financial Officer of AlpInvest Partners
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Erica Herberg is a Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer of AlpInvest Partners. She is a member of the AlpInvest Partners Board and Carlyle's Operating Committee. 

Previously, Erica was Chief Financial Officer of Carlyle’s Global Credit segment and before that she was responsible for the Fund Management Operations of Carlyle’s Europe based private equity funds, based in Luxembourg and London. Prior to this role Erica led the Real Assets Partnership Accounting team in Washington D.C. office. She joined Carlyle in 1999 from KPMG, LLP.

Erica earned a BS in accounting from Boston College.

Mark Jenkins

Head of Global Credit

Mark Jenkins

Head of Global Credit
New York, NY

Mark Jenkins is a Managing Director and Head of Global Credit based in New York. He is also a member of Carlyle's Leadership Committee.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Jenkins was a Senior Managing Director at CPPIB and responsible for leading CPPIB’s Global Private Investment group. He was Chair of the Credit Investment Committee, Chair of the Private Investments Committee and also managed the portfolio value creation group. While at CPPIB, Mr. Jenkins founded CPPIB Credit Investments, which is a multi-strategy platform making direct principal credit investments. He also led CPPIB’s acquisition and oversight of Antares Capital and the subsequent expansion in middle market lending. Prior to CPPIB, he was Managing Director, Co-Head of Leveraged Finance Origination and Execution for Barclays Capital in New York. Before Barclays, Mr. Jenkins worked for 11 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. in senior positions within the Fixed Income and Financing groups in New York.

Mr. Jenkins earned a B.Comm degree from Queen’s University. He served on the boards of Wilton Re, Teine Energy, Antares Capital and Merchant Capital Solutions.

Bruce Larson

Chief Human Resources Officer

Bruce Larson

Chief Human Resources Officer
Washington, DC

Mr. Larson is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Carlyle and has served in that capacity since he joined the firm in November 2019. He is also a member of Carlyle's Leadership and Operating Committees.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Larson served as Partner and Head of Human Capital in Asia Pacific and India at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Larson earned an MBA from University of Chicago and a BA in Finance and Japanese from the University of Utah.

David S. McCann

Global Head of Investor Relations

David S. McCann

Global Head of Investor Relations

David McCann is a Partner and Global Head of Investor Relations. He is based in New York & Toronto. 

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2014, Mr. McCann was Head of Asset Management Distribution for Credit Suisse Securities (Canada) Inc. Prior to 2010, he worked at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as Vice President and Head of Relationship Investments in Public Markets. Prior to that, Mr. McCann was a Partner at TD Capital and its successor partnership Birch Hill Equity Partners, a mid-market Canadian private equity buyout firm. He has also worked in various senior management roles with The Toronto-Dominion Bank in both the United States and Canada.
Mr. McCann is a graduate of Western University BA 82, MA, 84 and MBA 86.

He was a Co-Chair of the Western University “Be Extraordinary” $750 million fundraising campaign and has served on a number of private and public company boards.

Mr. McCann currently holds CSC, Conduct & Practices and Partners, Directors and Senior Offices licenses.

Eleena Melamed

Head of Strategic Operations

Eleena Melamed

Head of Strategic Operations
New York, NY

Eleena Melamed is a Managing Director and Head of Strategic Operations. She is also a member of Carlyle's Operating Committee. Eleena is based in New York. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Eleena was most recently at KKR where she was the Head of Business Strategy for the Client and Partner Group and a Director in the Customized Portfolio Solutions Group. In addition to her business strategy focus, Eleena oversaw a portfolio of KKR's multi-asset Strategic Partnership Investments, including product design, portfolio construction, relationship management, and investment implementation. Prior to KKR, Eleena was at Bridgewater Associates where she was Chief of Staff to the Head of the Client Service Department and an Associate Client Advisor for the firm’s key strategic partners. Eleena began her career as an investment professional in Lehman Brothers’ Private Equity division. After Lehman’s bankruptcy, Eleena remained at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, where she worked on the restructuring and sale of Lehman’s Principal Investments, Private Equity, and Hedge Fund portfolios. 

Eleena received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University where she graduated summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, and as Valedictorian of her class.

Eleena is a former ballerina with the American Ballet Theatre. She is currently the head of the Junior Board of Kaatsbaan, cultural dance park.

Heather Mitchell

Chief Risk Officer and Head of EMEA

Heather Mitchell

Chief Risk Officer and Head of EMEA
London, UK

Heather Mitchell is a Partner, Managing Director and Carlyle’s Chief Risk Officer, chairing the firm's Risk Committee. She is also global General Counsel for Investments and Head of the firm’s EMEA region. She is based in London. She is also a member of Carlyle's Leadership and Operating Committees.

In November 2020, Ms. Mitchell was included in the Financial News’ list of 50 Most Influential in European Private Equity. In 2019, and again in 2020, Ms. Mitchell was named to the 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance by Financial News. In 2019, Ms. Mitchell was named to the inaugural Chambers GC Influencers Global 100. This prestigious list highlights the top 100 most influential in-house lawyers globally, and Ms. Mitchell was singled out as an Industry Pioneer. In 2018 she was named Individual General Counsel of the Year by Legal 500. Ms. Mitchell was named to the GC Powerlist for 2018 and 2019 whilst also being selected for The Hot 100 list in 2019.

In 2018, Ms. Mitchell and her team were recognized as the Most Innovative In-House Legal team for Developing New Business and Service Delivery Models. They also won the prestigious award of ‘Setting a New Standard’ for In-House Legal Teams at FT’s Innovative Lawyer Awards. In 2018, they also won In-House Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards and were named to the GC Powerlist for 2018.

Since joining Carlyle in 2002, Ms. Mitchell has served in the legal department in a number of roles. She was named General Counsel for Europe in 2005, before being appointed as Managing Director in 2011, and Partner in 2013. For her performance at Carlyle, Ms. Mitchell has received the Award of Outstanding Achievement.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Mitchell was an associate with the law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP and she previously worked at Kaiser Group International, Inc. as Vice President, Corporate Counsel.

Ms. Mitchell received her J.D. from the Cornell School of Law and her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Ms. Mitchell currently sits as a board member of the Cornell Law School.

Daniel Mutzig

Global Chief Audit Executive

Daniel Mutzig

Global Chief Audit Executive
Washington, DC

Daniel Mutzig is a Partner, Managing Director and Carlyle’s Global Chief Audit Executive. He is also the Deputy Risk Officer and sits on the Firm’s Risk Committee. He is based in Washington, DC. He is also a member of Carlyle's Operating Committee.

Mr. Mutzig has significant experience in providing audit, risk, advisory, and consulting services across various disciplines, including financial, internal control, operational, regulatory, compliance, governance, and risk management. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Mutzig worked in the Office of the Chief Auditor at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Prior to that, he was an Audit Partner with Ernst & Young, having started his career with Arthur Andersen. Mr. Mutzig has extensive experience in public accounting and primarily served large, public registrants in a variety of industries, including private equity, real estate and hospitality, telecommunications and retail and consumer products, among others. He has provided a broad array of services, including external audit, internal audit co-sourcing, internal audit advisory services, financial and accounting services related to multiple initial public offerings, private placements, large transactions and transaction due diligence services.   

Mr. Mutzig is a certified public accountant and a chartered global management accountant (CGMA). He received his BBA and graduated summa cum laude in accounting from Ohio University.

Robert Rosen

Head of Platform Matters

Robert Rosen

Head of Platform Matters
Washington, DC

Robert Rosen is a Managing Director and Head of Platform Matters leading cross platform initiatives and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Carlyle Japan. Mr. Rosen is also a member of Carlyle’s Operating Committee 

Mr. Rosen joined Carlyle in October 2006 and is based in Washington, DC.
  
Mr. Rosen received his BS in accounting from American University and his MS in business and management from University of Maryland.

Brian Schreiber

Head of Carlyle Insurance Solutions

Brian Schreiber

Head of Carlyle Insurance Solutions
New York, NY

Mr. Schreiber is a Managing Director and Head of Carlyle Insurance Solutions where he also serves as Chairman of Fortitude Re, Carlyle’s legacy insurance liability solutions platform, and as a board member of Vantage Group Holdings. He is also a member of Carlyle's Leadership Committee.

Mr. Schreiber joined Carlyle in 2016 as Co-head of Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners after spending 20 years at AIG in a variety of senior executive positions, including: Chief Strategy Officer, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, and Global Treasurer, and where he was a member of AIG’s Operating, Group Risk, and Investment Committees.  He served as a board member of United Guaranty, AIG’s mortgage insurance subsidiary, and Varagon Capital, AIG’s middle market direct lending joint venture.

Mr. Schreiber was a key member of AIG’s executive leadership team that engineered and executed AIG’s successful restructuring and recapitalization. He led AIG’s divestiture, hedging and capital markets activities coming out of the financial crisis, executing over 120 transactions (debt, equity, M&A) and raising over $200 billion. Prior to the crisis, Mr. Schreiber was responsible for leading approximately $60 billion of acquisitions and strategic investments for AIG, including: SunAmerica, American General, and Edison Insurance Japan. 

Prior to AIG, Mr. Schreiber invested in financial services companies for the Bass Brothers, was an investment banker in Lehman Brothers’ Financial Institutions Group, and started his career as a research associate for Booz Allen & Hamilton. 

Mr. Schreiber earned his undergraduate degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ryan Selwood

Chief Development Officer

Ryan Selwood

Chief Development Officer
New York, NY

Ryan Selwood is a Partner and Chief Development Officer at Carlyle based in New York. In his role, he is involved in a range of investment and management activities across Carlyle, working alongside many in leadership to drive major priorities including growth initiatives and corporate M&A. He will serve on Investment Committees across all segments of the firm. He is also a member of Carlyle's Leadership and Operating Committees.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Selwood spent over 15 years at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPP Investments”), one of the world’s largest investors of private capital, where he was Head of Direct Private Equity and a member of the Global Leadership Team with responsibility for the firm’s CA$53 billion direct PE portfolio across North America and Europe. He also served on its Investment Decision Committee, which approves large investments across all asset classes globally, and its Private Equity Investment Committee. Prior to CPP Investments, Mr. Selwood was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co.

He has served on the boards of Waymo, Wilton Re, Dorna Sports, Antares, Ascot Group and AWAS Aviation Capital.

Mr. Selwood earned his LL.B./MBA from Osgoode Hall Law School and Schulich School of Business at York University and his BA from Western University.

Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact

Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact
New York, NY

Megan Starr is the Global Head of Impact at Carlyle. She is based in New York. In her role, Ms. Starr works to design and execute Carlyle's cohesive, long-term impact strategy. She also oversees the dedicated ESG team, which leads the firm's investment diligence and portfolio company engagement work on material ESG issues. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Starr was within Goldman Sachs' Investment Management Division, where she helped build the ESG and impact investing business. Previously, Ms. Starr served in roles at The JPB Foundation, a $3.8B private family foundation based in New York City.

Ms. Starr received an M.B.A. and a Certificate in Public Management and Social Innovation from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, where she was an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow, and an A.B. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude with highest honors in field of concentration.

Admiral James Stavridis

Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Managing Director

Admiral James Stavridis

Vice Chair, Global Affairs and Managing Director
Washington, DC

Admiral James Stavridis, USN, Ret, is Vice Chair, Global Affairs and a Managing Director with a focus on international activities and global strategy for Carlyle. He is based in Washington DC.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2018, Admiral Stavridis served as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, with responsibility for Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, the Balkans, counter-piracy off Africa, the Arctic, and cybersecurity.  Prior to that, he was Commander of US Southern Command, with responsibility for all military activity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Following his 37-years in the military, he served as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University for five years.  He is the 12th Chair of the Board of the Rockefeller Foundation, a contributing editor at TIME magazine, and Chief International Analyst for NBC News.

Admiral Stavridis holds a PhD and Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the National War College.

Macky Tall

Chair of Global Infrastructure

Macky Tall

Chair of Global Infrastructure
Washington, DC

Macky Tall is a Partner and Chair of Carlyle’s Global Infrastructure Group, which includes efforts across transportation, renewables, energy, power, water and digital infrastructure. He is based in Washington, DC. He is also a member of Carlyle's Leadership Committee.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Tall served in a series of leadership positions at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of the world’s largest infrastructure investors and the second largest pension fund in Canada. He also served on CDPQ’s Executive Committee and Investment-Risk Committee, served as founding Chair and CEO of CDPQ Infra, CDPQ’s subsidiary specializing in major infrastructure projects, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ivanhoé Cambridge, CDPQ’s real estate subsidiary. Before joining CDPQ, he held several senior management positions with companies in the energy and finance sectors, namely Hydro-Québec, MEG International, Novergaz and Probyn & Company.

Mr. Tall also sits on the Board of Directors of The National Bank of Canada, and the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund Investments Committee. In addition, he has served as co-chair of the Advisory Committee of the Global Infrastructure Facility of the World Bank.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Finance) from HEC Montréal and an MBA (Finance) from the University of Ottawa. He also completed an undergraduate degree in Economics at Université de Montréal.

Jason Thomas

Head of Global Research

Jason Thomas

Head of Global Research
Washington, DC

Jason Thomas is a Managing Director and Head of Global Research at Carlyle. Mr. Thomas helps to formulate firmwide investment strategies and serves as the Chief Investment Officer for managed accounts and the economic adviser to the firm’s Global Private Equity and Credit Investment Committees. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Thomas served on the White House staff as Special Assistant to the President and Director for Policy Development at the National Economic Council. In this capacity, Mr. Thomas acted as the primary adviser to the President for public finance.

Mr. Thomas received a BA from Claremont McKenna College and an MS and PhD in finance from George Washington University, where he studied as a Bank of America Foundation, Leo and Lillian Goodwin Foundation, and School of Business Fellow.

Mr. Thomas has earned the chartered financial analyst designation and is a Financial Risk Manager certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Reginald (Reggie) Van Lee

Chief Transformation Officer

Reginald (Reggie) Van Lee

Chief Transformation Officer
New York, NY

Reggie Van Lee is Partner and Chief Transformation Officer at Carlyle, helping ensure that the firm is maximizing its market competitiveness, driving growth and operating most effectively and efficiently as an institution. He is also a member of Carlyle's Operating Committee. 
 
Before joining Carlyle, he spent 32 years at Booz Allen Hamilton, where, before he retired as Executive Vice President, he led numerous business units across multiple industries. Prior to Booz Allen, he served as a research engineer with Exxon’s production research company. 
 
Reggie is a member of the board of directors of Fortitude Re, Gallup Inc, Deep Labs, OmniSpeech, the Women’s Venture Capital Fund II, National CARES Mentoring Movement, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Blair House Restoration Fund, Studio Museum in Harlem, the Public Theater, and the Juilliard School. He also serves as the Chair of the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser. He was named one of the top 25 consultants in the world by Consulting Magazine, selected as a Washington Minority Business Leader by the Washington Business Journal and named Black Engineer of the Year by Black Engineer magazine. He holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard University.

Catherine Ziobro

Chief Compliance Officer

Catherine Ziobro

Chief Compliance Officer
Washington, DC

Catherine L. Ziobro is a Managing Director and has served as Chief Compliance Officer for Carlyle since January 2009. She is based in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2004, Ms. Ziobro was with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, where she focused on a transactional and regulatory securities law practice. Prior to that, she clerked for a US federal bankruptcy judge in the Eastern District of Virginia from 1997 to 1998, and worked at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors in the International Finance Division from 1992 to 1994.

Ms. Ziobro received a B.S. in finance from Fairfield University in 1992. She received a J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1997 and is a member of the bars of California, the District of Columbia and Virginia.

Operating Executives & Advisors

* The following individuals are paid consultants and not employees of The Carlyle Group.

Tamotsu Adachi

Senior Advisor

Tamotsu Adachi is a Senior Advisor to the Japan buyout advisory team. He is based in Tokyo.

From May 2003 until May 2016, Mr. Adachi served as a Head of Carlyle Japan buyout team and led the team to become one of the most successful private equity funds in Japan. He has been widely involved in several transactions in which Carlyle’s funds have invested including the acquisitions of Kito Corporation, Colin Medical Technology, Willcom, Inc., Qualicaps Group, Chimney Co., Ltd., and Tsubaki Nakashima Co., Ltd.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Adachi served from 1997 to 2003 at General Electric Capital Corporation in a variety of senior capacities, including President and Chief Executive Officer of Japan Auto Lease and Managing Director for New Business Development. From 1988 to 1997, he served in several senior positions at McKinsey & Company, including Partner and Senior Engagement Manager. At McKinsey, Mr. Adachi gained extensive experience in new business development and organizational design, and worked closely with clients in the electronics, multimedia, automobile, and healthcare industries. From 1977 to 1987, he served at Mitsubishi Corporation, where he contributed to the successful launch of DDI, a new telecommunications venture.

Mr. Adachi served as Representative Director and President of Benesse Holdings from October 2016, as President CEO from June 2020, and as Chairman CEO from April 2021 to March 2022.  

He was a Chairman of the Japan Private Equity Association from 2009 to 2011.

Mr. Adachi received his B.S. in engineering at the University of Tokyo and earned his master's in management from MIT's Sloan School.

Hiroyuki Aota

Senior Advisor

Hiroyuki Aota is a Senior Advisor to the Japan Buyout advisory team, focused on opportunities in the general industries sector.  He is based in Tokyo.

Mr. Aota brings nearly 40 years of experience in the general industries sector having held a number of leadership roles at Panasonic Corporation, where he served as Director from 2015-2019, Executive Director from 2019-2021, Vice President at Panasonic Connected Solutions Company from 2017-2020, and concurrently at Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions Company, President from 2015-2020 and Chairman from 2020-2021. Prior to this, he held several senior management roles within the Panasonic Group including Director and Executive Planning Director at Automotive & Industrial Systems Company, Director at the Primary Battery and Electric Motor divisions, and President of Matsushita Electric Motor Company America. During this time, Mr. Aota drove innovation across the manufacturing process, improving frontline operations through integration and automation.

Mr. Aota earned his B.A. in Economics from the Kwansei Gakuin University.

Susan E. Arnold

Operating Executive

Susan E. Arnold is an Operating Executive focused on the global consumer and retail sectors. She is based in New York.

Previously, Ms. Arnold was an executive with Procter & Gamble for more than 29 years. Prior to retiring in 2009 as President of Procter & Gamble’s Global Business Units, she held various positions within the firm, including Vice Chair of Global Beauty and Health. Ms. Arnold currently serves on the Board of Directors of Disney, as well as the Carlyle portfolio company, The Nature’s Bounty Co.

Ms. Arnold earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from University of Pittsburgh.

James A. Attwood, Jr.

Senior Advisor

Jim Attwood is a Senior Advisor at Carlyle.  Between 2000 and 2017 Mr. Attwood directed Carlyle’s private equity investments in the media and telecommunications industries globally, and between 2014 and 2017 he directed the firm’s investments in the technology industry as well.  He presently serves on the Boards of Directors of Syniverse Technologies (Chairman) and The Nielsen Company (Chairman).  He also serves as a member of the Harvard Law School Dean’s Advisory Board, The Friends of MVY Radio Board (Chairman), the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) Board, the Board of Directors of The Nature Conservancy, the WNET Board of Trustees and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts.  Before Carlyle, Mr. Attwood served as Executive Vice President for Strategy, Development and Planning at Verizon Communications, and held the same position at GTE Corporation prior to that.  Mr. Attwood began his professional career as an investment banker with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked in both New York and Tokyo. 

Mr. Attwood received his BA in Applied Mathematics and MA in Statistics from Yale in 1980.  In 1985, he received both his JD and MBA degrees from Harvard.  He currently lives in Bedford, NY with his wife Leslie.

Mark Blaufuss

Operating Executive

Mark Blaufuss is an Operating Executive focusing on the automotive, industrial and transportation sectors. He is based in Michigan.

Mr. Blaufuss was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Metaldyne Performance Group (MPG), a $3 billion light vehicle supplier. During his tenure, Mr. Blaufuss was instrumental in forming MPG through the merger of three $1 billion metal-forming businesses (HHI, Metaldyne and Grede), refinancing the combined entity, executing its initial public offering in December 2014 and ultimately selling the company to American Axle & Manufacturing, returning nearly $1 billion to MPG’s investors over his tenure.

Prior to MPG, Mr. Blaufuss worked extensively with private equity owned manufacturing and distribution businesses, including Chief Financial Officer positions at three Carlyle-owned businesses—Metaldyne, United Components, Inc. and AxleTech International—that he helped to guide through growth and successful ownership transition. He also worked as Director of AlixPartners, a consulting firm, Corporate Controller of JPE, and Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Blaufuss holds a BA degree in accounting from Michigan State University and currently serves on the Board of UCI International.

Ron Books

Operating Executive

Ron Books is an Operating Executive working in the technology sector with a specific focus on leading value creation initiatives.

Mr. Books also serves as Chairman for ECI Software Solutions, an established leader in providing industry-specific, end-to-end, business management solutions across several different vertical markets. Mr. Books started with ECI when it was a start-up company and rose in the organization to serve as VP Sales, then COO and then CEO, a position which he held from 2009 to 2021.  While serving as CEO, Mr. Books and his team developed and executed a strategic plan that included overseeing forty-one M&A transactions and a successful software license to cloud migration across nearly a dozen platforms.  Under his leadership as CEO, ECI grew from less than $50 million in revenue to over $450 million and a sale of the company in 2020 at a multi-billion dollar valuation.

Mr. Books received a BS from University of Dayton.

Aernout Boot

Senior Advisor

Aernout Boot is a Senior Advisor focused on the international energy sector.  He is based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Previously, Mr. Boot served as Managing Director of VTTI Asia where he led their flagship oil terminal in Malaysia as well as development and growth opportunities in Asia and Australia. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Boot served as Global Commercial Director for VTTI, where he was responsible for VTTI’s global network of oil terminals. Prior to that, he held management roles with Vitol in Dubai, UAE and Vopak in Fujiairah, UAE. Mr. Boot started his career in the oil industry as a management trainee at Petroplus in 1998, where he worked in the Swiss terminal business based in Zug, Switzerland and was also instrumental in the development of the Dragon LNG project in Milford Haven, Wales, and ultimately moved on to a role in Petroplus Dubai.

Mr. Boot holds a doctoral degree in Arabic language and Middle Eastern studies from Leiden University.

Brooke B. Coburn

Senior Advisor

Brooke B. Coburn is a Senior Advisor to Carlyle’s Infrastructure Group.

Mr. Coburn started his career in 1996 with Carlyle’s US Buyout team and was a founding member of Carlyle's U.S. middle market buyout and growth capital business. Over two decades, he led or co-led more than 25 Carlyle investments across a broad range of sectors, including communications, digital infrastructure, software and technology-enabled services, cybersecurity, and energy and natural resources.

Mr. Coburn received his BA from Princeton University with honors.

Mr. Coburn is on the Board of Directors of Carlyle portfolio companies Coalfire and Discover Exploration.

Jonathan E. Colby

Senior Advisor

Jonathan Colby is a Senior Advisor based in Washington, DC focused on working with investors as well as serving on the investment committees for Carlyle Japan Partners I, II and III.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 1998, Mr. Colby was with Equinox Group Holdings, Ltd., a merchant bank specializing in private equity investments and corporate advisory services in Asia.  Prior to that, Mr. Colby was a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group, and before that was head of Asian mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in Tokyo. Mr. Colby also served on the National Security Council staff under the direction of Dr. Henry A. Kissinger.

Mr. Colby is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also Co-Chairman of the Foreign Policy Leadership Program at the Brookings Institution.

Mr. Colby is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School and currently holds Series 63 and 82 licenses; he previously maintained a Series 7 license.

Kevin Costello

Operating Executive

Kevin Costello is an Operating Executive focusing on the technology, media and telecommunications sectors.

Mr. Costello has been an active investor, operator, and advisor to a wide variety of technology companies. He currently sits on the board of FinancialForce.com, Inc., Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC, Blue Cat Networks, Inc. and Kahua, Inc., all privately-held companies. He was formerly lead independent director of Rackspace Inc., a director of Cbeyond, Inc., and a director of The Rainmaker Group, Inc. He was executive chairman of Top Tech Holdings, Inc. Mr. Costello served as a director of Vantiv, Inc. from 2014 to 2017 and as a director of its successor Worldpay, Inc. until July 2019. Mr. Costello served in a variety of senior roles at Ariba, Inc. from 2002 to 2007 and as President from 2007 until its acquisition by SAP in 2012. Following that acquisition, Mr. Costello served as president of Ariba, an SAP Company, from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining Ariba, Mr. Costello spent 18 years with Andersen Business Consulting, during which he served in various senior management positions.

Mr. Costello graduated from the University of Illinois with a BS in accounting.

Christophe de Mahieu

Senior Advisor

Christophe de Mahieu is a Senior Advisor focused on the international energy sector.

Previously, Mr. de Mahieu was Managing Director & Partner at Bain & Company, leading the Middle East Global Energy Practice and senior member of the global Private Equity Practice. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, M&A, PMI, due diligence, corporate governance, and strategy across multiple sectors including oil & gas, renewables, basic and advanced industries, mining, real estate, and utilities. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. de Mahieu served as Managing Director at Investcorp Bank, where he was a member of the Management Committee and Co-Head of Investcorp’s $1 Billion MENA Private Equity fund. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. de Mahieu worked at McKinsey & Company, where he served as Director & Partner and co-founded McKinsey's Middle East Practice in 2002. Prior to McKinsey, Mr. de Mahieu worked at Exxon Corporation in various management positions from 1987 to 1993.

Mr. de Mahieu holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Engineering, magna cum laude, and Corporate Finance and Tax Management, cum laude, from Solvay Business School.

Simon Dingemans

Senior Advisor

Simon is a Senior Advisor focused on the Healthcare sector and investment opportunities in the UK. He is based in London.

He serves on the boards of Carlyle portfolio companies END., Schoen Klinic and Calastone where he is Chairman.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Dingemans was Chief Financial Officer for GlaxoSmithKline plc and a member of the main Board from 2011 to 2019 where he drove extensive restructuring and operational improvements as well as a number of significant strategic transactions. As CFO, he was responsible for leading Finance and a variety of other functions including Procurement, Real Estate as well as Technology and IT, including Cyber Security.

Before GSK, he was an investment banker for 25 years at SG Warburg and then Goldman Sachs where he was a Partner for 10 years as a leader of their European M&A business and Head of UK Investment Banking.

Mr. Dingemans served as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council in 2019/2020.

Patrick Doyle

Executive Partner

Patrick Doyle is an Executive Partner focused on the consumer sector.

Mr. Doyle was the Chief Executive Officer of Domino’s Pizza, the global leader in the pizza restaurant industry. During his time as CEO, Mr. Doyle nearly tripled franchisees’ per store profits, doubled its global market share, and increased the share price of Domino’s by over 2,100% while also returning over $3.4 billion to its shareholders. Mr. Doyle’s tenure was marked by a bold reformulation and relaunch of its pizza as well as a pioneering move into the digitization of its customer experience. It became known as a world-class eCommerce company that happened to sell pizza.

Mr. Doyle earned his M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his B.A. from The University of Michigan. Mr. Doyle serves as Chairman of the Board for Best Buy Co., Inc.

Elmer Doty

Operating Executive

Elmer Doty is an Operating Executive focused on the aerospace and defense and industrial sectors.

Previously, Mr. Doty has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Arconic, Inc a major producer of aluminum sheet and plate and precision castings and components for aerospace. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle portfolio company Accudyne Industries, a major producer of high-pressure pumps and compressors. Prior to that position, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle portfolio company Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc., a leading aerostructures company. Prior to Vought, Mr. Doty was Executive Vice President of Carlyle portfolio company United Defense Industries, Inc. (now BAE Systems), where he led a division that produced and supported the majority of the U.S. military’s combat vehicles.

Mr. Doty has over 40 years of leadership experience in heavy industry, with General Electric, FMC Corporation, United Defense Industries, Inc., BAE Systems, Vought, Accudyne, and Arconic. He is presently a director of Arconic, Inc., LOC Performance LLC, Array LLC, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cooper Institute and a director of the Men of Nehemiah.

Mr. Doty earned a Bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri, and has received Executive Education at Harvard Business School and University of Chicago.

Thomas Foussé

Senior Advisor

Thomas Foussé is a Senior Advisor in Investor Relations, based in London.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Foussé was responsible for the private equity fundraising activities throughout Europe, as part of the Private Equity Group at Merrill Lynch. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Foussé was with Banque Paribas for three years, first as an Equity Analyst in the Merchant Banking Department in Germany and then, as a Portfolio Manager in the Asset Management Group in Paris.

Mr. Foussé received his MBA from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and his undergraduate degree from Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris. He has been registered with the FSA since 2007 for the CF30 controlled function, and he held a Series 7 license from 1994 to 2001.

Charles Geoly

Operating Executive

Charley Geoly is an Operating Executive working with our portfolio companies on how best to manage their human capital strategies as well as our deal teams to extend our executive reach across various subsegments (software, services, and infrastructure) and investment classes (growth, buyout, and structured investments). He also serves as an advisor to numerous public boards on CEO succession and board construction.

Previously, Mr. Geoly was a senior member of Russell Reynolds Associates, one of the world’s leading leadership advisory firms. During his 25-year career at Russell Reynolds Associates, Mr. Geoly led several practices, managed the global technology sector, led the Palo Alto office and served on the Executive Committee of the Firm. As part of his consulting activities, Mr. Geoly also championed the significant expansion of diversity within the boardroom.

Prior to Russell Reynolds Associates, Mr. Geoly spent nearly 10 years with DuPont in a variety of roles including R&D, Sales & Marketing and business leadership. Mr. Geoly graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. with a finance concentration from Rice University.

Georgette Kiser

Operating Executive

Georgette Kiser is an Operating Executive at The Carlyle Group where she is advising across the firm and in particular, the firm’s Global Technology and Solutions (GTS) organization, by developing and driving IT strategies across the global enterprise, which includes application development, data, digital, infrastructure, cyber security, and program management and outsourcing activities.  Prior to this Ms. Kiser served as a Managing Director and the CIO (Chief Information Officer ) for The Caryle Group driving the global technical strategy and solutions.

Prior to The Carlyle Group, Ms. Kiser was the Vice President of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. where she headed Enterprise Solutions and Capabilities within the Services and Technology Organization. She led and managed teams that provided creative solutions and leveraged technology for investment front office, trading, and back office operations. Prior to T. Rowe Price, Ms. Kiser worked for General Electric within their Aerospace Unit.

Ms. Kiser earned a B.S. in Mathematics, with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, a M.S. in Mathematics from Villanova University, and an M.B.A from the University of Baltimore.

Ms. Kiser serves on the Boards of Aflac and Adtalem Global Education.

Ms. Kiser has also served on various non-profit boards, including the T. Rowe Price Foundation Board, the Maryland Business Roundtable STEMnet Advisory Board, The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, and the University of Baltimore Foundation. Georgette currently serves on the Board for Year Up (National Capital Region).

Steve Gray

Operating Executive

Stephen C. Gray is an Operating Executive focusing on the telecommunications and digital infrastructure sectors. 

During the past 30 years as a senior leader, operator, and investor, Mr. Gray has built a track record of success creating value across all digital infrastructure and telecom asset classes, including bandwidth/broadband infrastructure, mobile infrastructure, data centers, and adjacencies such as communications IT and services. He specializes in investment opportunities where operational and strategic leadership drive value creation, as well as core infrastructure assets with stabilized characteristics and attractive long-term embedded value.

Mr. Gray is the Founder of Gray Venture Partners, which has been investing in and partnering with leading businesses and management teams during the past 15 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of numerous digital infrastructure companies including Involta Data Centers (Chairman), ImOn Communications (Vice Chairman), CommScope, Syniverse, Insight Communications, Hawaiian Telcom, SecurityCoverage (Chairman), and ReadyWireless.
 
As a successful senior operator, Mr. Gray served as CEO and President of Syniverse, President of McLeod USA, VP of Business Services at MCI, and SVP at TelecomUSA. Mr. Gray began his career with the Clayton W. Williams Companies in 1981 where he held management positions with several of their companies, including ClayDesta Communications.

In 2014, 2015 and 2016, he was recognized for his leadership in telecommunications and technology by being named a member of the prestigious Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list and appointed to CTIA-The Wireless Association's Executive Committee.

Mr. Gray earned his BBA from University of Tennessee.

James H. Hance, Jr.

Board Member

Mr. Hance is an Operating Executive of Carlyle and a member of our Board of Directors. Mr. Hance was elected to our Board of Directors effective May 2, 2012. Mr. Hance joined Carlyle in November 2005 as an Operating Executive and has worked primarily in our Global Credit segment and the financial services sector.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2005, Mr. Hance served as Vice Chairman of Bank of America from 1993 until his retirement on January 31, 2005 and served as Chief Financial Officer from 1988 to 2004. Prior to joining Bank of America, Mr. Hance spent 17 years with Price Waterhouse (now Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP). Mr. Hance is currently a director of Acuity Brands Inc. (where he serves as the Lead Independent Director and on the Audit Committee and Governance Committee).  Mr. Hance is a former director of Ford Motor Company, Sprint Nextel Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Duke Energy Corporation, Cousins Properties, Parkway, Inc. and Bank of America Corporation. 

Mr. Hance serves as Emeritus Trustee on the Board of Trustees at Washington University in St. Louis and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI. Mr. Hance graduated from Westminster College and received an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a certified public accountant.

Henrik Slipsager

Operating Executive

Henrik Slipsager is an Operating Executive focused on opportunities in the industrial and transportation sectors. Mr. Slipsager was most recently the President and CEO of ABM Industries from 2000 to 2015.  During his tenure as CEO, ABM’s revenues more than doubled from $1.8 billion to more than $5 billion. Under his leadership, the business transformed into an integrated facilities solutions provider both organically and through acquisitions. Prior to joining ABM Industries, Mr. Slipsager was President of 2M-Invest and held roles of increasing responsibility at ISS.

Mr. Slipsager has an M.B.A. degree (equivalent) from the Business School of Copenhagen and currently serves on the boards of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Arctic Glacier Holdings, Inc. (a Carlyle Global Partners portfolio company) and several other privately owned businesses.

Kenneth A. Hersh

Senior Advisor

Kenneth A. Hersh, 58, is President, Chief Executive Officer, and board member of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a Dallas-based non-partisan institution which houses the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute. Mr. Hersh focuses on executing the strategy to sustain the Bush Center’s mission of engaging communities in the U.S. and around the world by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges.  

He is the Co-Founder and former CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, a premier private equity investment franchise in the natural resources industry managing over $20 billion of cumulative committed capital since inception in 1988. Until 2016, Mr. Hersh served as NGP’s Chief Executive Officer. From 1988 through 2015, under his leadership, NGP invested over $12 billion and earned a 27-year gross rate of return of 30%, making it one of the nation’s leading private equity firms during that period.  
Mr. Hersh currently serves as Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group’s natural resources division.  He also sits on the boards of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and the Dallas Citizens Council. In addition, Mr. Hersh serves on the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Council of the American Enterprise Institute, and the Dean’s Council of the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Hersh served on the Advisory Council of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business from 2009 through 2015. In 2014, he was recognized as Master Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest Region by Ernst & Young during its Entrepreneur of the Year program, and in 2017 received the Oil & Gas Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award.  In 2020, Mr. Hersh received the L. Frank Pitts Energy Leadership Award conferred by the SMU Cox School of Business for demonstrating outstanding leadership and innovation in the field of energy. 

Mr. Hersh is also very involved in the nonprofit arena both nationally and locally on a personal basis and through the efforts of the Hersh Foundation. He serves on the boards of the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, the Communities Foundation of Texas, and sits on the Advisory Council of The Asian American Foundation. From 1998 through 2015, Mr. Hersh served on the board of St. Mark’s School of Texas, where he held numerous positions including President from 2010 through 2012. In 2015, Mr. Hersh received the St. Mark’s School of Texas Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 2019, he received the Henry Cohn Humanitarian Award, presented by the Texoma region of the Anti-Defamation League for his work in advancing the cause of human rights, dignity, and equal opportunity.  

Prior to co-founding NGP, Mr. Hersh was employed by Morgan Stanley & Co. where he was a member of the firm’s energy group specializing in oil and gas financing and merger and acquisition transactions. 

Mr. Hersh was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from St. Mark’s, he attended Princeton University where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Politics in 1985. In 1989, Mr. Hersh earned his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar. 

Mr. Hersh resides in Dallas, Texas. 

Chikatomo Hodo

Senior Advisor

Chikatomo Hodo is a Senior Advisor to the Japan buyout advisory team, focused on opportunities in the TMT sector.  He is based in Tokyo.

Mr. Hodo, former President and Chairman of Accenture Japan, brings to Carlyle nearly 40 years of experience in the TMT sector. He joined Accenture Japan in 1982, and since then, held several leadership roles including Senior Corporate Advisor from 2017 to 2021, Chairman from 2015 to 2017, and President from 2006 to 2015 with overall responsibility for Accenture’s business in Japan. During his career with Accenture, he worked on numerous projects across a wide range of industries including communications, high technology, manufacturing, distribution, and others.

In addition, Mr. Hodo held advisory roles in the public sector including the Japanese government (Cabinet Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry and Ministry of Education), and was Vice Chairman/Executive Director of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives from 2017 to 2021.

He also serves as a visiting professor at Waseda University Business School, a member of the Administrative Council of University of Tokyo, and a board member of numerous companies.

Mr. Hodo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Ian Read

Operating Executive

Ian Read is an Operating Executive focused on the healthcare sector.

Mr. Read began his career at Pfizer in 1978 and was named CEO in 2010 and Chairman of the Pfizer Board of Directors in 2011. During Mr. Read’s tenure as CEO, Pfizer generated a total shareholder return of 250%, achieved 32 FDA approvals for new medicines, invested significantly in research and development, and completed several transformational transactions to help strengthen Pfizer’s pipeline. Previously, Mr. Read served as Senior Vice President and Group President of Pfizer’s Worldwide Biopharmaceutical Businesses, overseeing five global business units: Primary Care, Specialty Care, Oncology, Established Products and Emerging Markets. Prior to this, he held positions in several of the company’s largest, fastest-growing operations, including Chief Financial Officer, Pfizer Mexico, and Country Manager, Pfizer Brazil. Mr. Read continues to serve on the board of directors of Kimberly-Clark and Viatris while also being Chairman of DXC.

Mr. Read earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from London University Imperial College and subsequently became a Charted Accountant of England and Wales.

Renee James

Operating Executive

Renee J. James is an Operating Executive focused on global telecommunications, media and technology sectors.

Ms. James is a seasoned technology leader with large-scale, broad international operations experience. She is currently the Chairman and CEO of Ampere Computing, a Carlyle portfolio company. Ampere produces high performance processors for compute, storage and other cloud computing needs. Ms. James had a lengthy career with Intel Corporation where she was the President of the company until her departure in 2016. She is a current Operating Executive at the Carlyle Group. In her role with Carlyle, Ms. James evaluates new technology investments for the firm as well as advises and portfolio companies on their strategic direction and operational efficiency.

In 2014, Ms. James was ranked 21st on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list, and she was ranked 45th on the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list.

Jodi Kahn

Operating Executive

Ms. Kahn is a seasoned business executive with ecommerce, global media, digital and direct-to-consumer business experience.   She was Chief Consumer Officer at FreshDirect, the Northeast’s leading online fresh grocer, directing all consumer acquisition/retention, web/mobile technology, forecasting/analytics.  She also led the launch of an on-demand service, Foodkick, and mealkits.  During her tenure, new products and sales techniques were introduced maximizing the rich transactional data with new technology.   Previously, Ms. Kahn led digital business units such as iVillage at NBC Universal, Allrecipes.comand spent 15 years at Time Watner/Time Inc where she led the integration with AOL.  She is currently a business consultant working with CPG, ecommerce, B2B and media companies.

She is a member of the board for Carlyle portfolio company, Claritas and is consulting with United Road Services on digital transformation.  Ms. Kahn also serves as a board of director for Mood Media Inc , water.org and an advisor to Brandless.com.

Jun Kawakami

Senior Advisor

Jun Kawakami is a Senior Advisor to the Japan buyout advisory team. He is based in Tokyo.

Mr. Kawakami joined Booz Allen & Hamilton in 1987 and worked in Tokyo and New York. Mr. Kawakami joined General Electric Japan in 1997. He assumed head of Business Development Division and General Manager of North Asia Region of GE Engine Service, and was appointed Board Director of General Electric Japan and GE Engine Service Japan in 2000. He engaged in M&A and business development projects of various businesses including Power Business, Plastic Business, and Appliance Business. In 2004, Mr. Kawakami was appointed Executive Managing Director and Head of Service Division of GE Healthcare Japan. Since then, he assumed various management roles including Executive Managing Director and Sales Division Head, Vice-President and Head of Diagnostic Imaging Division, and Vice-President and Head of Healthcare Division, and was appointed President CEO in 2011. During his career at GE Healthcare, he led growth of the company by delivering products and solutions from Japan to global market focusing on medical needs in a super-aging society. Mr. Kawakami was appointed President CEO of Arteria Networks Corporation in 2017 and led the company’s IPO in Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section. Mr. Kawakami is currently a board member at Carlyle portfolio company, Rigaku Corporation.

Mr. Kawakami earned his B.A. in Economics from University of Tokyo and MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

John Kanas

Senior Advisor

John Kanas is a Senior Advisor to Carlyle and Vice Chairman of Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners. He is based in New York.

Mr. Kanas is non-executive Chairman of BankUnited, N.A., a national bank with $30.4 billion in assets and 92 branches and banking centers in Florida and New York. From May 2009 through December 2016 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of BankUnited, a former portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. Prior to BankUnited, Mr. Kanas was President and Chief Executive Officer of North Fork Bancorporation, Inc. from 1977 until its acquisition by Capital One Financial Corporation in December 2006. In December 2006, he became President of Capital One's banking segment, which included North Fork. Mr. Kanas retired from that position in August 2007.

Mr. Kanas earned his B.A. from Long Island University and is past president of the New York State Bankers Association. Mr. Kanas is a member of the board of trustees of Weill Cornell Medical College. In 2005, Mr. Kanas was recognized by Institutional Investor as the best regional bank CEO in America, and in 2007 he received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship.

Minoru Koshibe

Senior Advisor

Minoru Koshibe joined Mitsui Toatsu Chemicals Co., Ltd. (currently Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.) in 1978. He took part in developing the Direct Oxidation MMA Production Process in partnership with KURARAY CO., LTD., where he contributed to the completion of production technologies through his involvement in the launch of pilot plants and the construction and operations of new factories.  With the establishment of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. in 1997, Mr. Koshibe assumed new positions including Corporate Planning, Executive Officer and Planning and Development Director for the Material Business Department, and Managing Executive Officer. In 2013, Mr. Koshibe was appointed Representative Director and Executive Vice President. Mr. Koshibe engaged in numerous domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, helping to expand Mitsui Chemical’s businesses especially in the fields of healthcare and agrichemicals, and adding new products such as electronic glasses.  He led the establishment of the company’s mid-term business plan and business portfolio restructuring, including new business partnerships, delistings and demergers. 

Currently, Mr. Koshibe serves as Executive Advisor for Daicel Corporation, Senior Advisor for Greenhill & Co. Japan Ltd.,Consultant for LOTTE Corporation, Specially Appointed Professor at Osaka University, and Senior Consultant for GENKEN Institute of Management Co.,Ltd. He is also actively involved in a wide variety of industries, serving as, for instance, the Director for “Kokuryoku Baizou Juku” (a General Incorporated Association), Advisor for “Furusato TV” (a NPO), Representative Facilitator for Thomson Reuters Salon, and Supporter of Monozukuri Nadeshiko.

Mr. Koshibe earned both his B.A. and M.A. from Osaka University’s School of Science.

L. William Krause

Operating Executive

L. William Krause is an Operating Executive focused on the technology and business services sectors.

Mr. Krause has been President of LWK Ventures, a private advisory and investment firm, since 1991. 

Previously, Mr. Krause served as President and Chief Executive Officer of 3Com Corporation from February 1981 to September 1990 and Chairman of the Board from September 1987 to September 1993 when he retired.  Under his leadership 3Com grew from a venture capital funded start-up to a $1B+ publicly traded, data networking company with operations worldwide.  Also, Mr. Krause was employed at Hewlett-Packard Company for 14 years from 1967 to 1981 in various marketing and general management assignments. His last position at HP was as general manager of the personal computer division.

Mr. Krause currently serves as a director of the following public companies: Coherent, Inc. and CommScope, Inc..  He is also Chairman of the Board of Veritas Holdings, Ltd., a Carlyle portfolio company.  In addition, Mr. Krause serves as a Board Partner with Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. 

Mr. Krause holds a B.S.E.E. degree and received an honorary doctorate of science from The Citadel.

Dr. Martin Madaus

Operating Executive

Dr. Martin Madaus is an Operating Executive focused on the healthcare industry.

Dr. Madaus most recently served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (a Carlyle portfolio company) from 2014 to 2019 and as a consultant to Carlyle in the healthcare sector from 2011 to 2014. Previously, he was President, Chairman and CEO of Millipore Corporation, which was acquired by Merck KGaA, from 2005 to 2010 and CEO of Roche Diagnostics North America from 1999 to 2004.

Dr. Madaus is the current Lead Director of Quanterix and serves on the board of Syneron Candela. Previously, he served on the boards of Pharmaceutical Product Development (a Carlyle portfolio company), Mettler Toledo and Covidien. He earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Munich, Germany and a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine from the Veterinary University of Hannover, Germany.

Peter Malone

Operating Executive

Peter Malone is an Operating Executive focused on the aerospace, defense and government services sectors.

Mr. Malone currently serves on the boards of Novetta, Inc., Dynamic Precision Group (both Carlyle portfolio companies) and OCEUS Networks, Inc.

Between 1985 and 2013, Mr. Malone served as Senior Managing Director of CSP Associates, Inc., a firm he co-founded. CSP is a leading strategy advisory firm specializing in the aerospace, defense and information technology sectors. The firm provides strategic advisory services to major industrial corporations, foreign and domestic governments and financial investors. While continuing to lead CSP’s defense practice—and retaining a strong interest in national security policy—Mr. Malone co-chaired the firm’s very active transaction advisory practice. Since 1989, CSP Associates has provided advisory services with respect to approximately 700 aerospace, defense or information technology transactions.

Prior to joining CSP Associates, Mr. Malone practiced corporate and international law with the Boston firm of Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale.) He has also served as a Consultant to the Rand Corporation and a Research Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Science and International Affairs (now the Belfer Center.)

Mr. Malone holds a JD from Harvard Law School, a PhD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a BA from University of Massachusetts. He is the author of The British Nuclear Deterrent (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1984) as well as journal articles and numerous proprietary analyses.

Federico Marchetti

Operating Executive

Federico Marchetti is an Operating Executive to the Carlyle Europe Partners team.  He is focused on the consumer business, with a broad experience in luxury, technology and sustainability.  He is based in Milan.

Mr. Marchetti founded YOOX in 2000.   In 2015, Marchetti drove the game-changing merger of YOOX and NET-A-PORTER to create the world leader in online luxury fashion.  Mr. Marchetti, defined by the New York Times as “the man who put fashion on the net”1, has revolutionized the luxury industry.  Over the last 20 years, he has continued to push the boundaries of innovation, transforming the luxury shopping experience through artificial intelligence, visual recognition and big data.

Mr. Marchetti has forged important strategic alliances worldwide, including a joint venture with the French luxury group Kering in 2012, with Mohamed Alabbar, a visionary entrepreneur in the Gulf, in 2016, and with Alibaba in China in 2018, following YOOX NET-A-PORTER’s acquisition for over 6 billion U.S. dollars by Richemont.

Mr. Marchetti serves as non-executive director of Giorgio Armani and as independent director of Gruppo GEDI.  Invited by Prince of Wales, he also serves as Chair of HRH’s Sustainable Markets Initiative Task Force on Fashion.  Mr. Marchetti has also held positions on the Board of Trustees of The Prince’s Foundation and on the Board of Directors of Highgrove Gardens.  Mr. Marchetti has been knighted as a Cavaliere by the President of the Italian Republic.

Mr. Marchetti holds a business degree from Bocconi University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

1 Source: T Magazine, “The Italian Jobber”, Winter 2010

Donna Morea

Operating Executive

Donna S. Morea is an Operating Executive focused on technology and business services. 

Ms. Morea is the retired President of CGI Technologies and Solutions, where she led CGI’s multi-billion dollar IT and business process services in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.  Her clients included many of the world’s largest and most complex organizations in federal, state and local government; healthcare; and financial services.  Prior to that, she served in numerous executive management roles at American Management Systems, which merged with CGI in 2004.

Ms. Morea received a BA with high honors from Wesleyan University and an MBA with distinction from Wharton. 

She currently serves on the boards of Net Health, Accelerate Learning and as Chair of KLDiscovery (all Carlyle portfolio companies.)  She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of SAIC (NYSE:SAIC), and is the Chair of the Technology Committee of the Truist Board of Directors (NYSE:TFC).

In addition to her business activities, she is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Wesleyan University, her alma mater; Director of Share our Strength, a national organization fighting childhood hunger in the US; and a Trustee of the Inova Health System, the largest healthcare system in Northern Virginia. She is a Chair Emerita of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the nation's largest technology council with over 1000 member companies, representing over 300,000 employees in the region.  

Terry Myerson

Operating Executive

Terry Myerson is an Operating Executive working with portfolio companies on the design and execution of their technology strategies. He is a Venture Partner at Madrona Venture Capital, the Pacific Northwest’s leading venture capital group, where he works with entrepreneurs on the next generation of innovation.

Previously, Mr. Myerson was a member of the Senior Leadership Team at Microsoft, leading the development of Windows, Surface and Xbox. During his 21-year career at Microsoft, he also led the development of Microsoft Exchange, during which time it became the world’s most popular business communications system and the foundation for today’s Office 365.

Prior to his Microsoft career, Mr. Myerson founded Intersé, one of the first web software companies, which Microsoft acquired in 1997. He graduated Duke University and is now a member of the Duke Pratt School of Engineering Board of Visitors, which provides advice and counsel in long-range planning and academic programs.

Mr. Myerson also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for Seattle Foundation, which is dedicated to making the greater Seattle area a stronger and more vibrant community for all.

Yasuo Nishiguchi

Senior Advisor

Yasuo Nishiguchi is a Senior Advisor focused on Japanese buyout opportunities. He is based in Tokyo.

Mr. Nishiguchi was the former President and CEO of Kyocera Corporation, one of Japan’s leading companies in system electronic devices, telecom equipment and applied ceramic products. He was involved in technology development and new business creation.

Mr. Nishiguchi is currently the President of HANDY Inc. He serves on the Boards of Directors of several companies.

Mr. Nishiguchi obtained his M.S. degree from Osaka Kyoiku University and Ph.D. in management science and innovation policy studies at Doshisha University Graduate School of Policy Studies.

Adam J. Palmer

Senior Advisor

Adam J. Palmer is a Senior Advisor.

Mr. Palmer joined Carlyle in 1996 and has played an important role in a number of key Carlyle investments in the sector, including Aviall, Avio, Global Jet Capital, Landmark Aviation, Sequa Corp, Wesco Aircraft Holdings, United Defense, U.S. Investigations Services, and Vought Aircraft Industries.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Palmer was with Lehman Brothers in their Technology Corporate Finance Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions and financings for defense electronics and information services companies.

He currently serves as a board member of Sequa Corporation, Global Jet Capital, Dynamic Precision Group, Novetta Solutions, Titan Acquisition Holdings, Forgital, SpA and StandardAero.

Mr. Palmer received a B.A. in International Political Economy from Duke University.

Mary Petrovich

Operating Executive

Mary Petrovich is an Operating Executive focused on U.S. buyout opportunities in the automotive and transportation sectors. Ms. Petrovich is based in Michigan.

Previously, Ms. Petrovich was Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle portfolio company AxleTech International, culminating in the December 2008 sale of AxleTech to General Dynamics, where she continued to lead the business for two years. Prior to her decade with AxleTech, Ms. Petrovich served as President of Dura Automotive’s global $1 billion Driver Controls unit. Before Dura, she held roles of increasing responsibility with AlliedSignal, leading several automotive and industrial businesses. Early in her career Ms. Petrovich served in a variety of engineering, manufacturing and finance roles with Chrysler and General Motors.

Ms. Petrovich received her MBA from Harvard Business School and a BSE in industrial and operations engineering from University of Michigan.

Lawrence B. Prior, III

Operating Executive

Larry Prior is an Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group focused on the aerospace, defense and government services sectors. He is based in Washington, DC and serves on the Board of Directors of Novetta.

Mr. Prior was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of CSRA, Inc., which was acquired by General Dynamics. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of CSC’s North American Public Sector (NPS) business, providing next-generation technology solutions and mission services to the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and FedCiv sectors. 

Before joining CSC, Mr. Prior held executive leadership positions at BAE Systems Inc., ManTech International, SAIC, LightPointe Communications, High Technology Solutions, the County of San Diego and TRW. Earlier in his career, Mr. Prior worked as a professional staff member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and served as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Mr. Prior earned his BS degree from Loyola Marymount University and an MA in security studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Aditya Puri

Senior Advisor

Mr. Aditya Puri is a Senior Advisor to the Asia private equity team. Mr. Puri was the CEO and Managing Director of HDFC Bank from its inception in 1994 until October 2020. Over his 26 tenure leading the business, Mr. Puri grew HDFC Bank into the largest private sector bank in India with over $210 billion of assets (as of September 30, 2020), and the most valuable bank in India with a market cap of over $90 billion (as of October 2020). 

Mr. Puri won several awards and accolades during his tenure, including being named among Barron’s Top 30 Global CEOs from 2015 to 2018 and Fortune’s Top 20 Businesspersons globally in 2017. He was also named Banker of the Year by Business Standard, and most recently, received Euromoney’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Prior to HDFC Bank, Mr. Puri spent over 20 years at Citibank overseeing parts of the bank’s activities across India, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and mainland China, with his last role as CEO of Citibank’s operations in Malaysia from 1992-1994.

Mr. Puri is a commerce graduate from Punjab University and a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Thomas W. Rabaut

Operating Executive

Thomas W. Rabaut is an Operating Executive focused on U.S. buyout opportunities. He is based in Washington, DC.

Since his involvement with Carlyle starting in 2007, Mr. Rabaut has served as Chairman of Carlyle portfolio companies ARINC, Veyance, Signode and Synagro, and on the boards of Carlyle portfolio companies Novetta, Allison Transmission, Qualicaps, Landmark Aviation and Illinois Central School Bus LLC.

Previously, Mr. Rabaut served as President and Chief Executive Officer of one of Carlyle’s most successful investments—the 1997 acquisition of United Defense. During his tenure in this position, he led the evolution of the company from a limited partnership through the formation of a stand-alone private enterprise to an NYSE publicly traded company and the ultimate sale to BAE Systems in June 2005.

After the sale, he served as President of BAE’s Land and Armaments Operating Group, where he oversaw 11,000 employees in 13 locations and was responsible for $3.7 billion in sales.

Prior to his tenure at United Defense, he served 17 years in various roles at FMC Corporation, where he ultimately became Vice President and General Manager of FMC’s Defense Systems Group.

Mr. Rabaut earned his BS at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served five years in the U.S. Army. He received an MBA from Harvard University.

Rostow Ravanan

Senior Advisor

Rostow Ravanan is a senior advisor focused on Asia TMT opportunities. He is based in Mumbai, India.

Mr. Ravanan was formerly CEO and Managing Director of Mindtree Ltd, responsible for providing strategic direction and achieving industry-leading growth and superior financial performance along with high customer and people satisfaction for Mindtree. Prior to being named CEO in 2016, he headed the Enterprise Service Lines group and was responsible for growing Mindtree’s European operations. Mr. Ravanan also served as the CFO for more than 10 years, leading Mindtree’s successful IPO in 2007. Rostow played an active role in various industry forums and in Mindtree’s efforts to be a socially responsible corporation.

Prior to Mindtree, Mr. Ravanan worked with Lucent Technologies as Business Value Manager, responsible for long term strategic planning at Bell Laboratories’ product realization center in India. He started his professional career at KPMG Corporate Finance and specialized in strategy consulting and mergers and acquisitions across various industries. Mr. Ravanan is an alumni of Harvard Business School and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Charles O. Rossotti

Senior Advisor

Charles O. Rossotti is a Senior Advisor focused primarily on investments in the fields of information technology and business services. He is based in Washington, DC.

Previously, Mr. Rossotti served from 1997 to 2002 as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the federal agency that serves 175 million taxpayers and employs 100,000 people. As a result of his leadership, the public’s rating of the IRS increased greatly and relationships of trust with Congress, tax professionals and business groups were restored, and the agency’s effectiveness turned around. In 1970, Mr. Rossotti co-founded American Management Systems, Inc. and until 1997 served at various times as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. AMS grew through his tenure, becoming a major international business systems consulting and systems integration firm with revenues of more than $1 billion. AMS clients include Fortune 500 companies and federal, state and local government agencies in North America and Europe. In 1979, AMS was one of the first technology services firms to go public.

Mr. Rossotti is on the Boards of Directors of Coalfire, ECi Software, LDiscovery and Novetta (all Carlyle portfolio companies), and Booz Allen Hamilton and Quorum Management Solutions (both former Carlyle portfolio companies). In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of AES Corporation, a publicly-owned global electric power company.

In addition to his business activities, Mr. Rossotti serves on the Boards of Capital Partners for Education and the Comptroller General’s Advisory Committee of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In 2005, he served as a member of President Bush’s advisory panel on reform of the income tax.

Mr. Rossotti is the author of “Many Unhappy Returns” (Harvard Business School Press 2005), a book about his experience turning around the IRS.

Mr. Rossotti earned his A.B. in economics, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and his M.B.A., with high distinction, from Harvard Business School. In 1970, he received the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal from the Department of Defense. In 2002, he received the Alexander Hamilton Medal from the Department of Treasury. In 2003, he received an Alumni Achievement Award from Harvard Business School.

Sam Sliman

Operating Executive

Sam Sliman is an Operating Advisor focused on opportunities in the technology and business services sectors. 

Mr. Sliman is the founder of Gulfscape Ventures, where he primarily invests in growth and early-stage technology ventures and serves as an advisor to private equity and venture capital funds.

Prior to Gulfscape, he was President and a board member of Optimal, a $170M technology consulting firm backed by Tailwind Capital and acquired by NTT DATA (NYSE:NTT).  Over a 20-year career in technology, Mr. Sliman held roles as an Executive Vice President, General Manager and Business Development lead for Commerce One (NASDAQ:CMRC), AppNet (NASDAQ:APNT, acquired by Commerce One), and Research & Planning, Inc. (acquired by AppNet).  He began his career as a technology architect with Accenture.

Mr. Sliman currently serves on the Board of Directors of Carlyle portfolio companies Coalfire Systems, Inc. and United Road Services.

Mr. Sliman earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Mississippi and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Bram Schot

Senior Advisor

Bram Schot is a Senior Advisor to the Carlyle Europe Partners team focused on European industrial strategies.

Mr. Schot is the former Chairman and CEO of the Audi Group and former Member of Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group. Additionally, he was the Vice-Chairman of the Porsche Holding in Salzburg. Prior to that, Mr. Schot was a member of the Management Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles where he was responsible for Global Marketing and Sales. Prior to Volkswagen, Mr. Schot was President and CEO of Mercedes Benz Italia.

Mr. Schot is currently a Member of the Board (non-exec) of Royal Dutch Shell, Professor of Practise at the Bocconi University, Member of the Advisory Boards of Tom Tom, Global Cleantec Capital, 4.screen, Vd Vlist Transport Group, VDL Groep, Fixico, Improved - Corporate Finance and SDA Bocconi's School of Management. Patron and lecturer at the University of St. Gallen's Smart Mobility Management Initiative.

Mr. Schot holds an MBA from Bradford University and has completed leadership and executive programs at Harvard Business School, the Wharton School and Insead Fontainebleau.

Kamal Sharma

Senior Advisor

Dr. Kamal K. Sharma is a Senior Advisor focused on Asia pharma opportunities. He is based in Mumbai, India.

Dr. Sharma has held a range of senior management positions managing operations, corporate development and executive management within the pharmaceuticals and chemicals industries. Dr. Sharma is presently the Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of Lupin.

As the Managing Director of Lupin from 2003 to 2013, Dr. Sharma was one of the architects of Lupin achieving market leadership in key markets and businesses globally, transforming it into one of the largest and fastest growing pharmaceutical companies globally.

Dr. Sharma also served as the President and Chief Executive of the life sciences and specialty group and member of the management board at RPG Enterprises Ltd, Mumbai.

Dr. Sharma is a chemical engineer from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, with a post-graduate diploma in industrial management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, and a Ph.D. in economics from IIT, Mumbai. He also holds an advanced management degree from the Harvard Business School, Boston.

David L. Squier

Operating Executive

David L. Squier is an Operating Executive focused on the aerospace, defense & government services sectors.

He serves as a consultant and board member for several Carlyle portfolio companies, including Dynamic Precision Group, Inc. Forgital Group, Sequa Corporation and StandardAero.

Mr. Squier was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Howmet Corporation, a post he held from April 1992 to October 2000. He was associated with Howmet in a number of senior management assignments for more than 20 years. As Chief Executive Officer, he was responsible for the operations of an organization with more than $1 billion in annual sales and 29 manufacturing facilities in five countries. Mr. Squier first joined Howmet in 1971. He served as Plant Manager at the company’s Casting units in Hampton, Virginia and Wichita Falls, Texas, before being named Vice President in charge of Howmet’s refurbishment activities in 1983. He was named Vice President of Product Support Operations in 1984, Senior Vice President of the Product Support Group in 1985, Executive Vice President in 1988 and Chief Operating Officer in 1991. Mr. Squier was a member of the Howmet Board of Directors from 1987 until his retirement in October 2000.

Mr. Squier holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Wilko Stark

Operating Executive

Wilko Stark is an Operating Executive to the Carlyle Europe Partners team. He is focused on supporting initiatives in renewable energy and automotive (e-mobility). He is based in Germany.
 
Mr. Stark is on the supervisory board of Flender and Schaltbau Holding AG on behalf of Carlyle. He is also a supervisory and advisory board member for ZKW (LG electronics), Kromberg & Schubert GmbH CO KG (privately owned) and Altech Advanced Materials AG. Mr. Stark has been a member of the Divisional Board of Management Mercedes-Benz Cars, Purchasing and Supplier Quality from October 2018 until April 2019 where he was responsible for purchasing of production material and the purchased parts quality of the Mercedes Benz Cars and Vans suppliers worldwide. Previously, he headed the Daimler Corporate Strategy and the Strategy and Product Planning of Mercedes-Benz Cars since 2013 and has been additionally responsible for the CASE Division within Mercedes-Benz Cars since May 2017. At this point, he was responsible for the implementation of activities related to Connectivity, Autonomous Driving, Shared & Services and E-Mobility activities at Mercedes-Benz Cars. He started his professional career at the Boston Consulting Group in 1998. In 2007 he moved to Volkswagen AG where he was Head of Product Strategy VW Group and VW Passenger Cars, as well as Head of Products of Seat S.A. In 2012, Mr. Stark joined Daimler AG as responsible for Products & Modules Daimler Trucks. 

Mr. Stark studied mechanical engineering (Dipl.–Ing.) at the University of Stuttgart.

Shiho Takano

Senior Advisor

Shiho Takano is a Senior Advisor to the Japan buyout advisory team, focused on opportunities in consumer and retail sectors.  She is based in Tokyo.

Ms. Takano started her career as a Marketing Specialist and Manager in Meiji Co., Ltd., Yves Saint Laurent Parfum Co., Ltd, Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited, and Boots MC.  She has extensive experience of strategic planning and new business development.  From 2004, she was the President of L’Occitane Japon, where she made the largest sales and profits among the global branches of L’Occitane International S.A. and contributed to its listing in the Hong Kong market.  Concurrently she served as the President of Melvita JAPON K.K. and Le Convent Des Minimes Japon Co., Ltd.

She is currently the President of her company, Etoile Ltd.  She is also a board member of Morinaga & Co., Ltd., Fujita Kanko Inc., Tokiwa Corporation., AOI TYO Holdings Inc., and the Japan Basketball Association. 

She holds a B.A. degree from Tokyo Women’s Christian University.

Anshul Thakral

Operating Executive

Anshul Thakral is an Operating Executive focused on the healthcare sector. 

Mr. Thakral has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as a general manager, management consultant, commercial leader and entrepreneur. Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Peri- and Post-Approval Services at PPD. He started his career at PPD as Global Head of PPD Biotech, and under his leadership, PPD became a market leader for CRO services in the Biotech segment.  

Before PPD, Mr. Thakral ran the global life sciences business unit at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), where he created a customer business model to serve the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Prior to GLG, he worked at McKinsey & Company, where he was an associate principal in the healthcare practice, counseling senior management and CEOs of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Mr. Thakral currently serves on the Board of Directors of Carlyle portfolio companies TriNetX and Saama Technologies.

Mr. Thakral earned his B.S and M.S.E in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Gijs van Engelen

Senior Advisor

Gijs van Engelen is a Senior Advisor to the Carlyle Europe Partners team focused on developing omnichannel and digitalization strategies within the portfolio. 

In recent years, Mr. van Engelen supported the CEP team through board directorships at portfolio companies such as Golden Goose and Codorniu, and advised on M&A transactions. 

In addition to his Carlyle advisory role, Mr. van Engelen is Chief Digital Officer and a member of the Executive Board of Hunkemöller International bv. Having joined Hunkemöller in 2013 as Global Omni-Channel Director, Mr. van Engelen is part of the leadership team that has transformed Hunkemöller from a high street retailer into a globally-recognized and best-in-class omnichannel retailer.

He holds a BA in e-commerce and previously held several senior e-commerce positions at Dell Emea.

Ed Vilandrie

Operating Executive

Ed Vilandrie is an Operating Executive for Carlyle’s Infrastructure Group. He is based in New York.

Vilandrie most recently served as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Altman Vilandrie & Company (now Altman Solon following a July 2020 merger with European partner Solon Management Consulting), which has been widely known as one of the leading telecommunications, media, and technology-focused strategy consulting firms globally. Vilandrie has advised many c-suite and senior TMT executives and investors within the digital infrastructure industry from a strategic, go-to-market, M&A, and business model perspective. Prior to Altman Vilandrie, he served as vice president at Cambridge Strategic Management Group.

Vilandrie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics-Economics from Brown University and currently serves on several external boards including Wyyerd, Fusion Connect and Involta Data Centers.

Claudius (Bud) E. Watts IV

Senior Advisor

Claudius E. Watts IV (“Bud”) is a Senior Advisor focused on software, software enabled services, semiconductors and electronic systems. Mr. Watts established the firm’s Technology Buyout Group in 2004 and led it until 2014.

Mr. Watts led Carlyle’s investments in technology companies CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM), SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ: SSNC), Open Link Financial, Open Solutions, Jazz Semiconductor, and Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), as well as aerospace companies Firth Rixson, Sippican, and CPU Technology.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2000, Mr. Watts was a Managing Director in the M&A group of First Union Securities, Inc. He joined First Union Securities when First Union acquired Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co., where Mr. Watts was a principal and advised Carlyle on several transactions. Prior to joining Bowles Hollowell, Mr. Watts was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. During his service, he was qualified as an instructor pilot in both the F-16 and A-10 aircraft and served in a number of leadership and operations management positions in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Watts earned a B.S. in electrical engineering cum laude from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Mr. Watts currently serves as the Independent Lead Director on the Board of CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) and as Chairman of the Board of Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CARO).

In addition to his business activities, Mr. Watts serves as the Chairman of the Board of both The Citadel Foundation and The Citadel Trust and serves on the boards of the Roper St. Francis Foundation and Belle W. Baruch Foundation.

Dr. Stefan Weingartner

Operating Executive

Dr. Stefan Weingartner is an Operating Executive focused on the aerospace, defense and government services sectors.

He serves at the Boards of Forgital Group, Italy; Sequa Corporation, Florida and StandardAero, Arizona.

Throughout his career Mr. Weingartner has transformed aircraft engine and systems businesses into high-performance market leaders. Prior to his appointment to the Sequa Board of Directors in 2015, Weingartner was President of MTU Maintenance, a leadership role he held for eight years. He was instrumental in leading the organization to profitable growth, in addition to other significant business and technical achievements. During this time he also was a member of the Executive Board of MTU Aero Engines AG, an MDAX-listed (MTX) company.

Weingartner held the role of Senior Vice President, Defense Programs, at MTU Aero Engines GmbH. Prior to that, he served as Managing Director for MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce GmbH. Weingartner previously was President and Managing Director at EADS Japan Co. Ltd. (now Airbus Group), and held leadership roles with other aerospace companies, including Daimler Chrysler Aerospace in Japan.

Weingartner holds a master’s degree in physics from Munich Technical University, an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, and a Doctorate in Engineering from the Munich Technical University. He is a past Board member of the German Aerospace Industries Association and American Chamber of Commerce in Germany.

Brian Wilson AO

Senior Advisor

Brian Wilson AO is a Senior Advisor focused on Asia buyout opportunities. He is based in Australia.

Mr. Wilson is also a member of the Payments System Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia, a non-executive director of Bell Financial Group and Chairman of the UTS Foundation. He is the former Chairman of Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board and a former Chancellor of the University of Technology Sydney.

Mr. Wilson’s previous investment banking career, specializing in corporate financial advice, spanned 33 years. He was a managing director of the global investment bank Lazard and a vice-chairman of Citigroup Australia.

Mr Wilson holds BCom and MCom (Hons) degrees from the University of Auckland and a Hon DUniv degree from UTS. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Dr. Daniel Yergin

Senior Advisor

Dr. Daniel Yergin is a Senior Advisor advising Carlyle on a range of issues including geopolitical developments, economic conditions and trends in the global energy sector.

Dr. Yergin is Vice Chairman of IHS, one of the world’s largest research and information companies, with 9000 employees, and founder of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, which became part of IHS in 2004. He is a director of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Brookings Institution. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and a director of the United States Energy Association and the New America Foundation. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative and the Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy and on Singapore’s International Energy Advisory Panel.

Dr. Yergin is the author of several bestsellers: The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil Money and Power, which won the Pulitzer Prize; The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World; and Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy.

Dr. Yergin earned his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar.

Luca Zacchetti

Operating Executive

Luca Zacchetti is an Operating Executive to the Carlyle Europe Partners team. He is focused on the aerospace and defence, oil & gas and industrial, and automotive sectors. Mr. Zacchetti has broad experience with B2B businesses with complex technology and supply chains. He is based in Milan.

Previously, Mr. Zacchetti was CEO at Tecnoforge Group, a Carlyle portfolio company and a worldwide leading maufacturer of components for the oil & gas industry; at Avio, a former Carlyle portfolio company and worldwide leading engineer and manufacturer of critical components for aero engines; at Rhiag Group, a pan-European leading distributor of automotive aftermarket parts; and at Forgital Group, a Carlyle portfolio company and worldwide leading component manufacturer for aero engines and industrial applications.

Mr. Zaccetti serves on the Strategic Committee of Forgital Group. He also serves as non-executive director of several other B2B businesses.

Mr Zacchetti holds a business administration degree from the University of Pavia with a dissertation on the application of econometric models in the economic theory of Franco Modigliani.

Dr. Hongjiang Zhang

Senior Advisor

Dr. Hongjiang Zhang is a Senior Advisor focused on Asia Buyout investment opportunities. He is based in Hong Kong.

Previously, Dr. Zhang has held positions including CEO of Kingsoft, Managing Director of Microsoft Advanced Technology Center (ATC), and Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft’s China Research and Development Group (CRD).

Dr. Zhang was a founding member, then the Assistant Managing Director, of Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA). MSRA was reported in 2004 as “The hottest Computer Lab” by MIT Technology Review. While with MSRA, he led efforts to research in Media Computing, Data Mining and Web Search, Natural Language Computing, and Distributed Systems. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Zhang was with Hewlett-Packard Labs at Palo Alto, California, where he was a research manager. He also worked at the Institute of Systems Science (today, renamed I2R), National University of Singapore.

A researcher in media computing, more specifically in video and image analysis, search and browsing, Dr. Zhang has authored four books, over 350 scientific papers, and holds 62 US patents. He has been elected Fellow of IEEE and Association for Computing Machinery and won the “2008 Asian American Engineers of the Year” award. He is also the recipient of 2010 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Awards.

Dr. Zhang earned his B.S. in Radio and Electronics from Zhengzhou University in Henan, China and his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, Denmark.

David Zwiener

Operating Executive

David Zwiener is an Operating Executive focused on the global financial services sector. He is based in New York.

Previously, Mr. Zwiener was interim Chief Executive Officer at PartnerRe since 2015 and a member of the company’s board since 2010. Prior to his role as interim Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Zwiener was a Principal at Dowling Capital Partners. He previously served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Wachovia Corporation. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle’s Financial Institutions Group. He also served as President of Property Casualty Operations, as well as Chief Financial Officer at The Hartford Financial Services Group.

Mr. Zwiener is currently a member of the Board of VOYA Financial and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of former Carlyle portfolio company Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Ltd.

Mr. Zwiener earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Directory

Name Title Location Industry Business Segment
Ian Maccubbin Principal Global Credit
Mindy Mackenzie Managing Director, Chief Performance Officer Washington, DC Global Private Equity
Stuart J. MacKenzie Managing Director London, UK Global Credit
Peter Mackie Managing Director New York, NY Global Credit
Samira Madhany Managing Director Washington, DC Real Estate Global Private Equity
Bob Maguire Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle International Energy Partners London, UK Global Infrastructure Global Private Equity
Luis Malave Principal Lima, Peru Investor Relations
Ava Mallin Vice President New York, NY Investor Relations
Brian Marcus Managing Director New York, NY Global Credit
Zachary Marshall Principal New York, NY Global Investment Solutions
Jeff Marvaldi Managing Director New York, NY Investor Relations
Tanaka J.J. Maswoswe Managing Director Washington, DC Industrial Global Private Equity
Edward J. Mathias Senior Advisor Washington, DC
Andrew J. Matteson Principal Washington, DC Real Estate Global Private Equity
David Mazaira Director Barcelona, Spain Global Private Equity
Catherine Mazzoni Vice President Washington, DC
David S. McCann Global Head of Investor Relations Investor Relations
Kevin McCann Vice President Global Investment Solutions
Patrick R. McCarter Managing Director, Head of Global Technology Menlo Park, CA Technology, Telecom & Media Global Private Equity
Karen McMonagle Principal Washington, DC Investor Services
William H. McMullan Managing Director New York, NY Healthcare Global Private Equity
Douglas McNeely Senior Relationship Manager New York, NY Investor Relations
Cade McNown Managing Director and Client Relationship Manager Los Angeles, CA Global Credit
Nishil Mehta Managing Director New York, NY Global Credit
Javier Meireles Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Carlyle Aviation Partners Miami, FL
Eleena Melamed Head of Strategic Operations New York, NY
Benjamin Mensah Vice President New York, NY Global Credit
Eliot P. S. Merrill Managing Director New York, NY Global Credit, Global Private Equity
Samantha Meskin Vice President Amsterdam, Netherlands Global Investment Solutions
Philipp Meyer Managing Director Munich, Germany Healthcare Global Private Equity
Deborah Mirabal Vice President New York, NY
Heather Mitchell Chief Risk Officer and Head of EMEA London, UK
Maki Mitsui Managing Director Tokyo, Japan Investor Relations
Kapil Modi Managing Director Mumbai, India Healthcare, Technology Global Private Equity
Rishi Modi Principal New York, NY Global Private Equity
Wouter Moerel Managing Director Amsterdam, Netherlands Global Investment Solutions
Ryan C. Morrison Principal Washington, DC Real Estate Global Private Equity
Adam G. Moss Managing Director New York, NY Global Credit
Michael Moynihan Vice President New York, NY Healthcare Global Private Equity
Rahul Mukim Principal Mumbai, India Global Private Equity
Charles S. Munzig Principal Washington, DC Technology Global Private Equity
Sid Murdeshwar Managing Director New York, NY Global Investment Solutions
Barbara Murphy Managing Director Washington, DC Real Estate Global Private Equity
Elizabeth Muscarella Principal New York, NY
Daniel Mutzig Global Chief Audit Executive Washington, DC
Aditya Narain Principal Washington, DC
Brian D. Nelsen Managing Director and Partner Washington, DC Real Estate Global Private Equity
Jade Newburn Managing Director Washington, DC Real Estate
Christophe Nicolas Managing Director and Partner Amsterdam, Netherlands Global Investment Solutions
Gregory M. Nikodem Managing Director Washington, DC Industrial Global Private Equity