Sandra Horbach is a Managing Director and Co-Head of U.S. Buyout at The Carlyle Group. She currently oversees Carlyle’s three largest private equity funds with approximately $39 billion in capital under management.
Ms. Horbach joined Carlyle in 2005 to launch the Consumer & Retail Group and has since led all of Carlyle's U.S. consumer investments, including Acosta Sales & Marketing, Beats Electronics, CVC Brasil, Dunkin’ Brands, Philosophy, The Nature’s Bounty Co. and Vogue. She became Co-Head of U.S. Buyout in 2016. She is also a member of Carlyle’s Diversity & Inclusion Council.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Horbach was a General Partner with Forstmann Little & Co. Prior to Forstmann Little, Ms. Horbach spent two years in the M&A department of Morgan Stanley & Co. Ms. Horbach earned her MBA from Stanford University and her BA from Wellesley College.
Ms. Horbach currently serves as a Director on the boards of Acosta and Novolex. She serves as a Trustee at Rockefeller University & Wellesley College and was formerly Chair of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.