Patrick Rainey, Associate VP, Washington DC

If you want an environment that demands much and gives back even more, Carlyle is the place for you.

Patrick Rainey
Associate Vice President
Washington, DC

Challenging & Meaningful Work

Our professionals give their best in service to our investors. Commitment to excellence and constant innovation help our investors achieve long-term success. So, at Carlyle, hard work is encouraged; ideas are nurtured; innovation flourishes; and performance is rewarded.

One Carlyle Culture

We call our collaborative spirit One Carlyle. Our professionals work together across product lines, sectors and time zones to harness the knowledge, resources and wisdom in our global operation to help create value for our investors.

Diverse & Inclusive

Our diverse team makes us a better firm. We cultivate an environment rich in different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, and foster collaboration across funds, industries and geographies.

Professional Growth

We foster learning & growth. Developing our next generation of leaders is a passion at Carlyle. We provide classroom and online courses, mentoring, networking, career development, executive and leadership speaker series events and more.

Great Benefits

We invest in our employees and their futures. We reward creativity and talent with highly competitive compensation and benefits. Work-life balance, flexibility, health and well-being are taken seriously at Carlyle.


We give back to our communities. Our global volunteer and wealth sharing programs support Carlyle professionals as they work to improve the communities where they live, work and invest.


Investor Services

The global Investor Services team provides innovative and timely services and solutions to an array of clients, including investment teams, investor relations, corporate executives, portfolio companies, and public unit holders. We recruit individuals with strong academic backgrounds and a history of accomplishments within their respective fields. To apply for an Investor Services position, please submit your resume and cover letter via the link in the nearby “Search for Jobs” box.

  • Accounting/Finance
  • Administration
  • Corporate Communications
  • External Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Tax

Investor Relations

The Investor Relations team raises capital and builds strong relationships with institutional and individual investors across the globe.

Investment Professionals

Investment professionals are at the core of Carlyle’s Purpose to Invest Wisely and Create Value. We seek highly-motivated individuals with a demonstrated history of academic and professional achievement to serve our investors in four business segments:

  • Corporate Private Equity — buyout and growth capital
  • Real Assets — real estate, infrastructure, and energy and renewable resources
  • Global Market Strategies — distressed and corporate opportunities, corporate mezzanine, energy mezzanine, hedge funds and structured credit
  • Investment Solutions — gives investors access to the large and complex universe of alternative investment strategies — private equity, real estate and hedge funds.


Roll up your sleeves and dive in to modeling, due diligence and value creation. Carlyle has a dynamic Two-Year Associate and Senior Associate program for many of our U.S. and international funds. Our Associate recruiting process generally begins in the winter/spring with a start date the following summer and our Senior Associate recruitment process begins in the Fall of the student’s second year in Business School.

  • Associate candidates have obtained their undergraduate degree with a strong GPA and have at least two years of investment banking or consulting work experience.
  • Senior associate candidates have generally obtained their MBA and have at least four years of prior alternative asset, private equity, investment banking and/or consulting experience.

One Carlyle Culture

Our culture promotes teamwork, innovation, good citizenship and service to our investors. Find out more in the One Carlyle video.


Diversity in the Workplace

We have a vested interest in the success and advancement of traditionally underrepresented groups. We mentor and provide career opportunities and access to the private equity industry by working alongside nonprofits, such as Toigo, INROADS, Out 4 Undergrad, Year Up and SEO.

At the end of 2014, we were honored to receive the CIO Industry Innovation Award for Diversity in recognition of our efforts.


In 2009 The Carlyle Group and the Toigo Foundation launched the Toigo Private Equity MBA Graduate Fellowship, an initiative to attract diverse MBA graduates to the sector. Take a look at three Toigo alumni who are part of the One Carlyle team.

In 2016 The Carlyle Group and the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. DC Metro Chapter will launch a first of its kind scholarship and internship program specifically for UNCF Scholars. This initiative will introduce diverse undergraduate candidates to careers in finance and technology with the overall mission to increase talent pool diversity in finance and STEM careers.

The spirit of One Carlyle is founded in the value we place on diversity. The idea of selfless collaboration highlights our commitment to the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences that ultimately create value for our investors.
David M. Rubenstein
Carlyle Co-founder and
Co-Chief Executive Officer

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) enable individuals to share ideas, successes and concerns; offer an environment for professional development; and provide networking opportunities within the firm. Carlyle ERGs include: African-American; LGBT; veterans; young professionals; working parents and women’s group.

Citizenship Program

We believe that being a good corporate citizen is good business practice and creates long-term value for our investors.



Our Purpose, Mission, & Values

Our Purpose/Mission/Values

At Carlyle, we share common goals, strategically, operationally and financially and work to our full potential to achieve those goals.