Carlyle promotes PE executives

The Washington DC-based firm has named 15 new managing directors including Brian Bernasek, Andrew Marino and Juan Carlos Felix, alongside 20 promotions to principal/director.

The Carlyle Group has promoted seven private equity executives to managing director taking the total number of senior professionals in the firm’s global buyouts group to 64.

The Washington DC-based firm named Brian Bernasek, Andrew Marino, Juan Carlos Felix, Hiroshi Kawahara, Eric Zhang, Dennis Schulze and John Redett managing directors alongside eight other real estate, legal and accounting veterans. A further 20 executives were promoted to principal/director positions, including eight buyout and credit executives, including two in the US, three focused on Asia opportunities and three in the global credit alternatives team.

Among the new managing directors were Brian Bernasek, who concentrates on automotive, transportation and logistics private equity deals in the US; US industrial buyouts executive Andrew Marino and Sao Paulo-based veteran Juan Carlos Felix. Hiroshi Kawahara, who primarily targets technology deals in Japan; Hong Kong-based Eric Zhang; Dennis Schulze, who predominantly focuses on European industrial and automotive deals and New York-based global financial services executive John Redett were also promoted to managing director.

The firm also promoted eight real estate and legal and accounting veterans to managing director, including US real estate executives Andrew Chung, Barbara Murphy and Edward Samek, and Lauren Dillard, Thomas Mayrhofer, Heather Mitchell, David Pearson and Jiyuan Sun, in the tax, accounting, legal and government affairs groups in London, Washington DC and Beijing.