Finn named Carlyle COO

Carlyle Group said March 19 that Christopher Finn was named chief operating officer. Finn has served as chief operating officer of Carlyle’s corporate private equity and global credit business segments and took the position of global head of operations in January 2018.


Washington, DC – Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that effective immediately, Christopher Finn has become Chief Operating Officer and in his new role will lead Carlyle’s operational functions across the firm’s global platform.


“As a 23-year Carlyle veteran, Chris’s proven leadership, reliability and strong record of accomplishment make him the ideal person to lead our day to day operations,” said Carlyle’s Co-Chief Executive Officers, Kewsong Lee and Glenn Youngkin. “He has been instrumental in driving higher efficiency across the firm through executing key global operational improvements, and we look forward to him building on this foundation.”


Mr. Finn said, “I am excited to continue building out our end to end investing and support platform to create lasting value for our limited partners, unitholders and employees. I am honored to be a part of this talented Carlyle team.”


Mr. Finn joined Carlyle in 1996 and has served in a variety of leadership roles including spearheading the firm’s expansion into Europe as Managing Director, International, in London. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Carlyle’s Corporate Private Equity and Global Credit business segments and eventually took the position of Global Head of Operations, in January 2018.


Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Finn served as Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government agency that provides financing to U.S. investors in the developing world. Mr. Finn is an honors graduate of Harvard College. Mr. Finn has been a member of the Board of Directors for multiple Carlyle portfolio companies, including European buyout, technology, and real estate investments. 


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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 $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,650 people in 31 offices across six continents.