Patrick R. McCarter

Menlo Park, CA
Technology & Business Services
Telecom & Media
Business Segment
Corporate Private Equity
Asset Class

Patrick R. McCarter is a Managing Director and Head of the Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications team. Mr. McCarter focuses on buyout and growth equity investments in companies, including software, business services, semiconductors, communications, systems and related distribution businesses. He is based in Menlo Park, CA.

Since joining Carlyle in 2001, Mr. McCarter has been involved with the firm's investments in Hirevue, ZoomInfo (DiscoverOrg), Ampere Computing, Veritas, Dealogic (acquired by ION), CommScope, Open Link Financial, Inc. (acquired by H&F), Open Solutions, Inc. (acquired by Fiserv), Freescale Semiconductor (acquired by NXP Semiconductors), Jazz Semiconductor (acquired by Acquicor Technology, Inc.), Sippican, Inc. (acquired by Lockheed Martin) and CPU Tech (acquired by Boeing).

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. McCarter was at Morgan Stanley with a focus on financial institutions in New York.

Mr. McCarter is currently a member of the boards of Hirevue, ZoomInfo, CommScope, Veritas and Ampere Computing.  He is also a member of Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering Advisory Council.  

Mr. McCarter received his BS with a double major in industrial engineering and economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.