John Harris has decided to step down as Carlyle Group’s chief financial officer, after about ten years on the job. All indications are that the move is amicable (legitimately so, not PR speak for “we hate each other’s guts”), with Harris expected to become a senior advisor to the firm.
A Carlyle spokesman confirmed the move, and said: “John is moving on for family and personal reasons that are all positive, and which will enable him to fulfill personal goals. A search for a new CFO has begun.”
Prior to joining Carlyle in April 1997, Harris was a a vice president with Golub Capital, where he focused on middle-market transactions. Before that, he was a senior manager with Arthur Andersen, and also served as a research associate for the National Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting (“Treadway Commission”).