Carlyle hires ex-Mondelēz executive Daniel Myers as an operating executive

Myers will focus on supply chain optimization for Carlyle portfolio companies and help the investment team identify investment opportunities, especially in the consumer packaged goods segment. 

Carlyle Group hired Daniel Myers as an operating executive in the global consumer, media and retail group. Myers formerly worked as head of integrated supply chain at Mondelēz International. Myers will focus on supply chain optimization for Carlyle portfolio companies and help the investment team identify investment opportunities, especially in the consumer packaged goods segment.

Press Release

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that Daniel Myers, former Head of Integrated Supply Chain of Mondelēz International, has been named an Operating Executive in the Global Consumer, Media & Retail Group.

As an Operating Executive, Myers will principally be focused on supply chain optimization to help grow and transform companies across Carlyle’s global platform and will support the team in identifying compelling investment opportunities, particularly in the consumer packaged goods space. Myers joins a broad and diverse group of nearly 50 Carlyle Operating Executives, Senior Advisors and Operating Advisors who help Carlyle invest wisely, create value and have a meaningful impact on companies across all industries.

Jay Sammons, Managing Director and Global Head of Consumer, Media & Retail for The Carlyle Group, said, “At Carlyle, we’re deeply focused on partnering with high-quality, growing companies to generate long-term value through our global network of in-house and external expertise. With more than 40 years of experience in the consumer products space, Daniel’s perspectives will be incredibly valuable as we evaluate new investment opportunities and continue to support our portfolio management teams in building better businesses.”

Myers said, “I am excited to partner with a dedicated team of investment professionals who have a long history of investing in strong consumer brands. I look forward to leveraging my sector expertise and global experience building supply chains to help support revenue growth and operational improvements across the portfolio.”

Since inception, Carlyle has invested $22 billion of equity in over 123 Consumer, Media & Retail transactions. Carlyle’s investments in the consumer sector include Vogue International, Beats Electronics, Dunkin’ Brands, philosophy, Moncler, Golden Goose Deluxe Brand and McDonald’s China.

As Head of Integrated Supply Chain of Mondelēz International, Myers led the Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Customer Service and Logistics groups, which represented more than 70,000 of the company’s employees. Myers held the same position at Kraft Foods Inc., the predecessor to Mondelēz International, since he joined the company in September 2011. Under Myers’ leadership, Mondelēz funded a major reinvention of its worldwide supply chain which delivered more than $3 billion in savings.

Prior to Kraft Foods, Daniel worked for Procter & Gamble for 33 years, serving as a Global Vice-President in roles across all areas of the Supply Chain. During his career he has managed over 250 manufacturing plants and 400 Distribution Centers serving over 160 countries.

Myers is currently a Senior Fellow at Haslam School of Business teaching both graduate and under-graduate studies.

Myers earned his BS in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. and has served on the Board of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee’s School of Business and he currently serves on two company boards.

About The Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $217 billion of assets under management as of March 31, 2020, 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. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,775 people in 32 offices across six continents. Further information is available at Follow The Carlyle Group on Twitter @OneCarlyle.