Mr. D’Aniello is a founder and Chairman Emeritus of Carlyle and was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective July 18, 2011. Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, Mr. D'Aniello was a Vice President for Finance and Development at Marriott Corporation where he was responsible for valuation of all major mergers, acquisition, divestitures, debt and equity offerings, and project financings. Before joining Marriott, Mr. D’Aniello was a financial officer at PepsiCo, Inc. and Trans World Airlines. He 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. He served in the United States Navy from 1969 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, awarded the designation of Lone Sailor by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. Mr. D’Aniello is Co-Chairman of the American Enterprise Institute; Co-Chairman of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families; a member of the U.S.--China CEO and Former Senior Government Officials’ Dialogue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; an advisor to the John Templeton Foundation; Chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; a founding Trustee of the Lumen Institute; a Lifetime Board Trustee of Syracuse University where he is an Arents Alumni Award recipient, a member of the Chancellor’s Council, and the Corporate Advisory Council to the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
Mr. Conway is a founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Carlyle and is also the firm’s Co-Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Conway was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective July 18, 2011. Prior to co-founding Carlyle in 1987, Mr. Conway worked at MCI Communications from 1981 to 1987, serving as Chief Financial Officer from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Conway began his career at The First National Bank of Chicago in 1971 and served for 10 years in a wide variety of positions. Mr. Conway is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Rubenstein is a founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Carlyle. He was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective July 18, 2011. Mr. Rubenstein, a native of Baltimore, is a 1970 magna cum laude graduate of Duke, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Following Duke, Mr. Rubenstein graduated in 1973 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of The Law Review. From 1973-1975, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in New York with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. From 1975-1976, he served as Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments. From 1977-1981, during the Carter Administration, Mr. Rubenstein was Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy. After his White House service and before co-founding Carlyle, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law in Washington with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman). Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Council on Foreign Relations; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the National Gallery of Art, the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the Institute for Advanced Study; and President of the Economic Club of Washington. Mr. Rubenstein is the Vice Chairman of the Board of the Brookings Institution, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Business Council, Harvard Global Advisory Council (Chairman), Madison Council of the Library of Congress (Chairman), 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 has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Duke University and Co-Chairman of the Board of the Brookings Institution.
Kewsong Lee is a Co-Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle and has served in such capacity since January 1, 2018. Mr. Lee also serves as the Head of the Global Credit segment and is Chairman of the Executive Group. He is based in New York and Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Carlyle in 2013, Mr. Lee was a partner at Warburg Pincus and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group. During his 21 years at the firm, he led the Consumer, Industrial and Services group, and was actively involved in the firm’s financial services efforts, capital markets group and the development of the firm’s buyout practice. Mr. Lee serves on the Board of the Lincoln Center Theater, where he is President, and Harvard’s Global Advisory Council and the University Campaign Steering Committee. He was recently the lead director of Arch Capital Group, and in the past has been actively involved on numerous corporate boards including Transdigm, Aramark and Neiman Marcus. He earned his AB in applied mathematics in economics at Harvard College and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Youngkin is a Co-Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle and has served in such capacity since January 1, 2018. Mr. Youngkin also serves on Carlyle's Executive Group. From May 2015 to December 2017, Mr. Youngkin served as President and Chief Operating Officer. From June 2014 to May 2015, Mr. Youngkin served as Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer. From March 2011 until June 2014, Mr. Youngkin served as Chief Operating Officer. From October 2010 until March 2011, Mr. Youngkin served as Carlyle's interim principal financial officer. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Youngkin was the Global Head of the Industrial Sector investment team. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Youngkin led Carlyle's buyout activities in the United Kingdom and from 1995 to 2000, he was a member of the U.S. buyout team. Prior to joining Carlyle in 1995, Mr. Youngkin was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and he also previously worked in the investment banking group at CS First Boston. Mr. Youngkin has served on the Board of Directors of numerous Carlyle portfolio companies and currently serves on the Board of Ri-Happy Brinquedos S.A. Mr. Youngkin also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Cathedral School, the Dean's Advisory Board at Harvard Business School, the Board of Directors of Meadowkirk, Inc. and the Rice Management Company and as Church Warden of the Vestry of Holy Trinity Church. Mr. Youngkin received a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in managerial studies from Rice University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.
Mr. Buser is the Chief Financial Officer of Carlyle and has served in such capacity since December 2014. Mr. Buser also serves on Carlyle’s Executive Group. 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. 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 the partnership in 1997. Mr. Buser graduated from Georgetown University.
Peter J. Clare is a Managing Director, Co-Chief Investment Officer, and Co-head of the U.S. Buyout group. Mr. Clare also serves on Carlyle’s Executive Group. He is based in Washington, D.C. and currently manages Carlyle's two largest private equity funds: Carlyle Partners V ($13.7 billion) and Carlyle Partners VI ($13.0 billion). He is a member of the Firm's Management Committee. Since joining Carlyle in 1992, Mr. Clare has played a leading role in several of Carlyle’s most successful investments, including ARINC, Aviall Inc., Avio S.p.A, Booz Allen, Landmark Aviation, Standard Aero, United Defense Industries, Inc., and Wesco Aircraft. From 1999 to 2001, he was based in Hong Kong as a founding member of the Carlyle Asia Buyout team and continues to serve on the Carlyle Asia Buyout investment committee today. In 2001 and 2002, he 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 and Government Services sector team. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Clare was with First City Capital Corporation, a private equity group which 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 is a magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and received his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Mr. Clare is a currently member of the Boards of Directors of Booz Allen Hamilton and Signode Industrial and previously served on the boards of CommScope, Inc., Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) and Sequa Corp.
Mr. Ferguson is the General Counsel of Carlyle and has served in such capacity since 1999. Mr. Ferguson also serves on Carlyle’s Executive Group. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Ferguson was an associate with the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Ferguson received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He also received his law degree from the University of Virginia, and is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia and Virginia.