Derek H. Whang

Washington, DC
Aerospace, Defense & Government Services
Business Segment
Corporate Private Equity
Asset Class

Derek H. Whang is a Managing Director with U.S. Buyout, focusing on investments in the aerospace, defense and government services sectors. He is based in Washington, DC. 

Since joining Carlyle in 2007, Mr. Whang has been involved with Carlyle’s investments in Booz Allen Hamilton, Dynamic Precision Group, Forgital Group, Global Jet Capital, RPK Capital Partners, Sequa Corporation and Vigor MHI. 

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Whang was with The Halifax Group, a private equity firm based in Washington, DC, Redwood Capital Management, a hedge fund focused on distressed securities, and J.P. Morgan, in both their Venture Capital group and Investment Banking unit, advising companies on mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Whang earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with dual degrees from University of California, Berkeley with a BS in business administration and a BA in rhetoric.

Mr. Whang is currently a member of the boards of Dynamic Precision Group, Forgital Group, Global Jet Capital and Vigor MHI.