The Carlyle Group has hired Georgette Kiser as managing director and chief information officer. She also will join the management committee. Kiser joins Carlyle from T. Rowe Price Group Inc., where she was vice president and director of enterprise solutions and capabilities for services and technology. At Carlyle, Kiser will lead the firm’s global information technology group.
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that Georgette Kiser will join the firm as Managing Director and Chief Information Officer (CIO). She will also join the Management Committee. Ms. Kiser will report to Co-Presidents and Co-Chief Operating Officers, Mike Cavanagh and Glenn Youngkin. She will start on February 2, 2015 and be based in Washington, DC.
Ms. Kiser joins Carlyle from T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., a global investment management firm, where she was Vice President and Director of Enterprise Solutions and Capabilities for Services and Technology. As Carlyle CIO, Ms. Kiser will lead the firm’s global information technology group, developing and driving the IT strategy across the global enterprise, which includes the firm’s application development, data, digital, infrastructure, and program management and outsourcing activities.
Messrs. Cavanagh and Youngkin said, “We are delighted to welcome Georgette to the firm. She brings a track record of success in designing and implementing technology solutions that support critical investor, business and regulatory needs. Technology is a long-standing priority at Carlyle and Georgette will help us build on our strong foundation.”
Ms. Kiser said, “This is a wonderful opportunity to lead the technology program at a world class global firm. I was attracted to Carlyle’s collaborative and innovative culture, and keen focus on investor needs. I look forward to partnering with Carlyle professionals around the world as we harness technology and information systems in service to our investors.”
Ms. Kiser joined T. Rowe Price in 1996 and served in a variety of increasingly senior roles, including Data Architect, Project Manager, Vice President for Global Business Solutions, and Emerging Solutions Manager for Investments, culminating in her most recent role as Vice President and Director of Enterprise Solutions and Capabilities for Services and Technology. Outside of leading enterprise organizations that design and implement technical strategies for business enablement, Ms. Kiser is also deeply involved in civic organizations that enable her to give back to communities and help people in need.
Ms. Kiser, 47, earned her BS in Mathematics (concentration in Computer Science) from the University of Maryland, a Masters in Mathematics from Villanova University and her MBA from the University of Baltimore.
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About The Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global alternative asset manager with $203 billion of assets under management across 129 funds and 141 fund of funds vehicles as of September 30, 2014. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. Carlyle invests across four segments – Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Market Strategies and Solutions – in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America. Carlyle has expertise in various industries, including: aerospace, defense & government services, consumer & retail, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, real estate, technology & business services, telecommunications & media and transportation. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,700 people in 40 offices across six continents.