Robert Wheeler is a Vice President in the US Buyout Group. He is based in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining Carlyle Mr. Wheeler was a Senior Management Associate at Bridgewater Associates LP the world’s largest hedge fund. At Bridgewater he led teams that recruited senior management to the firm. Prior to Bridgewater Mr. Wheeler was a consultant at Bain & Company where he advised clients in a variety of industries regarding operations strategy and growth. Before joining Bain Mr. Wheeler served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Business School Forum for Growth and Innovation under Professor Clayton Christensen where his work was featured in the Harvard Business Review CNBC Business Week and numerous other outlets.
Mr. Wheeler received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was recognized as a Baker Scholar and a Ford Scholar. He is a veteran of the US Army where he served as an officer in the Air and Missile Defense branch. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics where he also played varsity baseball.