Mina Kazanlieva is a Principal in the U.S. Equity Opportunity Fund, focusing on a broad range of middle market buyouts. She is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Kazanlieva spent 8 years at Centerbridge Partners, L.P., where she focused on both private equity and distressed credit investing across diverse industries, including industrials, healthcare, and business services. While at Centerbridge, Ms. Kazanlieva was a Director of Aquilex Holdings LLC, Penhall Company and Vulcan Container Services Holdings, Inc. She began her career in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she focused on M&A and corporate finance transactions in the healthcare sector.
Ms. Kazanlieva received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and her A.B., cum laude, in economics from Princeton University.