Jay W. Sammons
Jay W. Sammons is a Managing Director and head of the Global Consumer and Retail team. He is based in New York.
Since joining Carlyle in 2006, Mr. Sammons has helped lead Carlyle's investments in Beats Electronics, which was exited when the company was acquired by Apple in July 2014; Vogue International, which was exited when the company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in July 2016; and philosophy, which was exited when the company was acquired by Coty in December 2010. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Sammons was with Avista Capital Partners and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners in New York, and he began his career at JP Morgan.
Mr. Sammons received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mr. Sammons is currently a member of the Honors Advisory Board of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a member of Carlyle’s Diversity & Inclusion Council. He was previously on UNC’s Board of Visitors and on the Boards of Directors of Beats, Vogue and philosophy.