Rodney S. Cohen is a Managing Director and Co-Head of Carlyle Equity Opportunity Funds I and II, which represent the smaller and middle market buyout activities of The Carlyle Group in North America. Mr. Cohen is Co-Chair of the IAC of both funds and also serves on the investment committees of Carlyle Global Partners, Carlyle Power Partners, and Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Funds I and II. He is based in New York.
Prior to joining Carlyle in 2010, Mr. Cohen was a Co-Managing Partner from 1996–2010 with Pegasus Capital Advisors, a middle market investment firm with approximately $2 billion of assets under management.
In his two decades of private equity investing, operational restructuring and legal advisory work, he has invested in a variety of sectors, including commodities, natural resources, media, consumer, financial services, healthcare, security and industrials.
From 1993 to 1996, Mr.Cohen consulted and managed several diverse business ventures. Prior to that he practiced law with Anderson Kill Olick and Oshinsky P.C.
Mr. Cohen earned his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and his BA with honors from Franklin and Marshall College.
He serves as a trustee and executive committee member of the Randall's Island Sports Foundation, a Board member of The Chapin School, on the Franklin and Marshall Leadership Council and as a Board member of the After School All Stars.