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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Erica Herberg

Chief Financial Officer of AlpInvest Partners

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FAQs

How do you respond to a question you don't want to answer? ›

Good ways to say anything but "No Comment" to questions you really don't want to answer: "I'm sorry but I'm not able to speak to that subject" "Thanks for asking but I'm not able to answer that question" "I'm sorry but that information is proprietary"

What is a good question to ask someone? ›

100 Getting to Know You Questions
  • Who is your hero?
  • If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
  • What is your biggest fear?
  • What is your favorite family vacation?
  • What would you change about yourself if you could?
  • What really makes you angry?
  • What motivates you to work hard?

How do you stop someone from asking too many questions? ›

17 Amazing Tricks for Dodging Unwanted Questions
  1. Enlist the help of a friend. Sometimes, you just know someone is going to ask you an unwanted question. ...
  2. Restate—and reframe—the question. ...
  3. Deflect with a joke. ...
  4. Offer advice instead of an answer. ...
  5. Deflect the question back to the asker with a compliment. ...
  6. Turn the tables.
13 Feb 2019

How do you deflect nosy questions? ›

10 assertive tips on dealing with nosy questions
  1. Go with your gut. ...
  2. Don't be rude back. ...
  3. Use “I” statements. ...
  4. Find out more if appropriate. ...
  5. Say how you feel about being asked or about giving the information. ...
  6. Depersonalise your answer. ...
  7. Express your feelings if you want to. ...
  8. Move them on.
9 Jan 2013

How do you start a deep conversation? ›

Read on to see the best of what we uncovered.
  1. Have some 'deep' conversation starters on hand. ...
  2. Ask questions about topics the other person is interested in. ...
  3. Find out what makes the other person special. ...
  4. Avoid discussing the weather. ...
  5. Assume the other person has deep thoughts. ...
  6. Don't push people to see your perspective.
16 Apr 2019

How do you start a conversation? ›

How to start a conversation
  1. Ask for information. A good way to start a conversation is to ask for information from the person you want to talk to. ...
  2. Pay a compliment. ...
  3. Comment on something pleasant. ...
  4. Introduce yourself. ...
  5. Offer help. ...
  6. Ask for help. ...
  7. Mention a shared experience. ...
  8. Ask an opinion.

What's it called when someone avoids answering a question? ›

Question dodging is a rhetorical technique involving the intentional avoidance of answering a question.

What is a person who asks a lot of questions called? ›

inquisitive. adjective. asking a lot of questions about things, especially things that people do not want to talk about.

Why do some people constantly ask questions? ›

There are many reasons why someone might ask too many questions. For example, the person might be very anxious and need to keep up conversation. Or the person may not have the social etiquette to know when questions begin to feel invasive rather than signaling genuine interest.

What should I ask in 20 questions? ›

  • Have You Ever Dine And Dashed At A Restaurant? ...
  • Would You Rather Have Endless Money Or Endless Love? ...
  • Have You Ever Been In A Car Crash — And It Was Your Fault? ...
  • If You Could Star In A Movie, What Movie Would It Be? ...
  • What Is Your Most Frequently Used Emoji? ...
  • What Was The Last Thing You Stole Or Shoplifted?
17 Oct 2017

How do you ask powerful questions? ›

“Powerful questions are a reflection of committed listening and understanding the other person's perspective that is confirmed through paraphrasing. This suggests a progression from listening, paraphrasing for understanding, and then asking powerful questions that yield clarity or mediation of thinking.”

How do you ask a smart question? ›

How to ask smart questions
  1. Think about what you already know. Reviewing your existing knowledge on a subject can help you pinpoint any gaps. ...
  2. Confirm what you want to learn. ...
  3. Create a draft of your questions. ...
  4. Refine your questions. ...
  5. Ensure simplicity. ...
  6. Ask your questions confidently and politely.
18 Oct 2021

What to say to someone who asks too many questions? ›

Mention that you notice that he has many questions, and you would like to find a way to help him be more self-sufficient. Don't be overly critical about the amount of questions he asks – you don't want to be so harsh that he feels uncomfortable asking important questions in the future.

What is a nosy person called? ›

inquisitive, intrusive, meddlesome, eavesdropping, inquisitorial, interested, interfering, intermeddling, personal, searching, snooping, snoopy.

What should you not ask someone? ›

Don't Go There: Seven Questions You Should Never Ask
  • How much money do you make? ...
  • Are you pregnant? ...
  • Why aren't you married? ...
  • Why don't you want/have kids? ...
  • Do you believe in God? ...
  • How much does your house/rent/car/purse/child's tuition cost? ...
  • How many people have you slept with?

How do you respond smartly? ›

Take a beat, watch your tone, and other techniques to deal with a challenging line of questioning.
  1. Make Sure You Understand The Question. ...
  2. Take Time To Respond. ...
  3. Answer Part Of The Question. ...
  4. Postpone Your Answer. ...
  5. Turn Around the Pronouns. ...
  6. Divert The Question. ...
  7. Give The Asker Some Control. ...
  8. Watch Your Tone.
28 Oct 2016

What is a toxic message? ›

Toxic text messages are texts that drain you physically and mentally while affecting the overall health of your relationship. These texts demand you to act or behave in a certain way that is unnatural and only satisfies your partner's insecurities.

How do you shut up a rude person? ›

bear in mind that when calling a rude person out, they might end up turning the table, or make you sound like you are exaggerating things.
...
4 Ways To Shut Down Rude People With Class
  1. Take a few seconds to assess the situation. ...
  2. Respond to the situation, not the person. ...
  3. Laugh it off. ...
  4. Ignore it.
11 Aug 2021

How can I be a sweet talker? ›

How To: Sweet Talk
  1. Be respectful. Aretha Franklin once glibly observed that all anyone really wants is a little respect. ...
  2. Make them laugh. When learning how to sweet talk, remember: One of the keys to persuading others is putting them in the right frame of mind. ...
  3. Appeal to their ego. ...
  4. Discreetly remind them of favors past.
9 Dec 2007

What are some deep love questions? ›

Deep Questions About Love
  • When was the first time you said “I love you” to someone in your life other than family?
  • When and where did you go on your first date ever?
  • Do you remember our first date?
  • Were you nervous during our first kiss?
  • When did you know you loved me?
  • What is your ideal night?
3 Jan 2019

What do you text your crush? ›

130 Flirty Texts to Send a Guy You Like
  • Hey, stranger. ...
  • Morning, you! ...
  • What would you say if I asked you to come over right now?
  • I'm making the first move when it comes to texting, so I'm expecting you to make the first move when it comes to kissing.
  • This is me asking you out. ...
  • Nobody gets me like you do.

How do you make an interesting text conversation? ›

Keep your texts upbeat and fun.

Instead, focus on the positive things in your life and show some enthusiasm about whatever topic you're discussing. Avoid using words repetitively. It's hard to have an interesting conversation when you get the same old, monotone replies every time: "Lol", "Ah", "Wow", "Oh", etc.

How do you politely decline an answer? ›

You can also refuse to answer the question, but be sure to be polite. “Say, 'I appreciate that this is of interest but we don't feel sharing the information is appropriate, especially at this time. But I'd be glad to answer other questions if you have them,'” says Sullivan. “Appreciate the interest but draw lines.”

What is it called when someone keeps asking you questions? ›

Someone who is inquisitive asks a lot of questions and is genuinely curious about things.

What is intrusive question? ›

When someone asks you an intrusive question, you usually wonder why they're asking it. These types of questions tend to break the normal conversational rules and make you feel uncomfortable. In fact, you really don't want to answer them, but you also don't want to hurt the person's feelings.

What's it called when someone avoids answering a question? ›

Question dodging is a rhetorical technique involving the intentional avoidance of answering a question.

How do you answer uncomfortable questions? ›

The best way to immediately respond to uncomfortable questions is a polite comment such as:
  1. I'm so sorry, I don't like talking about that.
  2. I'd rather not discuss that.
  3. I don't want to get into that.
  4. I'd rather not discuss this now/here.
  5. Sorry is it okay if we change the subject?
15 Aug 2018

What kind of questions should be avoided? ›

So before you put pen to paper and start writing your questions, be sure to avoid these 5 common survey mistakes:
  • Don't write leading questions. ...
  • Avoid loaded questions. ...
  • Stay away from double-barreled questions. ...
  • Absolutely do not use absolutes in questions. ...
  • Be clear by speaking your respondent's language.

What do you call someone who wants to know everything about you? ›

eager to learn or know. Inquisitive person.

What do you call someone who always questions everything? ›

inquisitive, nosy. (or nosey), snoopy.

Why do females ask so many questions? ›

Women often ask questions to build consensus and explore all sides of an issue before making a decision. By asking, “What do you think?” a woman is not necessarily looking for a solution, but is trying to create a conversation, or strengthen a relationship.

What are rude questions? ›

Asking about religion, money or politics is known to be rude, but it's also rude to ask about relationship status, weight and sexuality. And once you know what questions are rude, you may know how to conduct a friendly, polite conversation.

What personal questions Cannot be asked? ›

Don't Go There: Seven Questions You Should Never Ask
  • How much money do you make? ...
  • Are you pregnant? ...
  • Why aren't you married? ...
  • Why don't you want/have kids? ...
  • Do you believe in God? ...
  • How much does your house/rent/car/purse/child's tuition cost? ...
  • How many people have you slept with?

How do you respond to a nosy friend? ›

9 Splendid Ways to Deal with Nosy Friends ...
  1. Play It off.
  2. Remain Vague and Don't Commit.
  3. Zip Your Lips.
  4. Speak with Body Language.
  5. Don't Look Her in the Eye.
  6. Play Musical Subjects.
  7. Don't Engage in Gossip.
  8. Set Boundaries That Make You Comfortable.

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