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 a member of the Office of the CEO and 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.
Mr. Clare formerly was the Chief Investment Officer of Corporate Private Equity, Chairman of the Americas and Chair of the US Buyout and Growth Investment committees. Mr. Clare also 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 and previously was a member of Carlyle’s Board of Directors from January 2018-February 2023. 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.
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 Executive Committee and Operating Committee. 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.