Carlyle just promoted 71 people to leadership positions, including 32 to partner status. See who made the list.

Carlyle just promoted 71 people to leadership positions, including 32 to partner status. See who made the list.
Carlyle executives Tanaka Maswoswe and Kara HelanderCourtesy of Carlyle
  • Private equity giant Carlyle just promoted 32 people to partner and 39 to managing director.
  • A quarter of the promotions were women, who are traditionally underrepresented on Wall Street.

These 71 Carlyle execs have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.

The Washington, DC-based buyout firm, which boasts $369 billions in assets, promoted 32 of its 2,100-person workforce to partner, the highest status one can achieve at the firm. Some 39 other employees were named managing director, also on Tuesday.

The annual promotion process is a closely watched rite of passge on Wall Street because it tends to signal who are the biggest earners and power players. Goldman Sachs kicked off the process earlier this month when it promoted 80 people to partner status, its largest class since 2016.

Carlyle's promotions took place across 26 of its 29 offices around the world and will go into effect on January 1. All three of its main business segments were represented, including global private equity, global credit and global investment solutions, according to a spokesperson. Roughly 25% of the promotions were women, and 4% were from underrepresnted groups, the spokesperson said.

This year's group included eight real estate executives, two working on human capital, and one focused on DEI, or diversity, equity, and inclusion. Interestingly enough, Carlyle's Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Kara Helander, helped develop and implement a new set of criteria for assessing employees up for promotions at Caryle. The firm, under Helander, has also made efforts to tie executive compensation and employee bonuses to diversity goals.


The list includes three European buyout executives and eight US buyout executives, including Tanaka Maswoswe, who leads buyouts in the industrial and transportation sectors, and was included in a 2021 Insider list highlighting some of the firm's top investors.

Here's the list of promotions:


Matt Anderson, Global Portfolio Solutions
Dayne Baird, US Buyout & Growth
Jennifer Barker, Human Capital Management
David Basto, US Buyout & Growth
Andreas Boye, Credit Opportunities
Doug Brandely, US Buyout & Growth
Joe Bress, US Buyout & Growth
Antonio Capo, Global Portfolio Solutions
Clare Copeland, Tax
Stacey Dion, Global Government Affairs
Thorsten Dippel, Europe Technology
Friedel Drees, Europe Buyout
Louise Dumican, Global Legal Investments
Richard Elder, Global Portfolio Solutions
Paul Ferraro, Investor Relations
Kevin Gasque, Fund Management Global Private Equity
Kara Helander, DEI
Erica Herberg, Global Investment Solutions
Ani Khatri, Investor Relations
Sean Lee, Executive Group
Joshua Lefkowitz, Legal
Mindy Mackenzie, Global Portfolio Solutions
Tanaka Maswoswe, US Buyout & Growth Jade Newburn, US Real Estate
Mario Pardo, Europe Buyout
Julian Rampelmann, Global Investment Solutions
Todd Ruggini, Global Investment Solutions
Jeannine Santarelli, Human Capital Management
Robert Schmidt, US Buyout & Growth
Chris Scott, Carlyle Global Capital Markets
Matt Stanczuk, US Loans & Structured Credit
Megan Starr, Impact

Managing Director

Omar Akbar, Global Investment Solutions
Michael Allison, Global Technology & Solutions
Vjerana Burleigh, Global Investment Solutions
Matthew Coles, US Buyout & Growth
Seth Davis, US Real Estate
Bethany De Lude, Global Technology & Solutions
Marleen Dijkstra, Global Investment Solutions
Sarah Epps, US Real Estate
Cameron Fairall, Compliance
Ralph Gaiss, Fund Management Global Credit
David Gluck, Infrastructure Group
Eugene Hahm, Asia Buyout
Anat Holtzman, Legal
Nishant Kachawa, Global Research
Joshua Katzeff, Global Credit Management
Jim Keogh, Fund Management Global Credit
Sung Ko, Investor Relations
Andre Levy, Carlyle Insurance Solutions
David Lobe, Legal
John Logan, Aviation Partners
Samuel Lukaitis, Carlyle Global Capital Markets
Ryan Morrison, US Real Estate
Kristen Newville, Fund Management Global Credit
Toshihiko Nishizawa, Japan Buyout
Erik Orbach, Europe Real Estate
Sanket Patel, Fund Management Global Private Equity
Rick Plackter, US Real Estate
Paul Randazzo, US Real Estate
Nick Reid, Global Legal Investments
Matt Romanczuk, Global Investment Solutions
Megan Saltzman, US Loans & Structured Credit
Laurent Senard, Europe Buyout
Nikola Simic, Infrastructure Credit
Parminder Singh, International Energy
Brandon Staub, US Buyout & Growth
Lauren Tanenbaum, Carlyle Global Capital Markets
Catherine Verri, Global Credit Management
Richard Wallace, Corporate Accounting
Scott Weir, US Real Estate

About Carlyle


Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Global Investment Solutions. With $369 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2022, Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. Carlyle employs more than 2,100 people in 29 offices across five continents.