Sandra Horbach is a Managing Director & Co-Head of US Buyout at The Carlyle Group where she oversees Carlyle’s two largest private equity funds with approximately $40 billion in capital under management. The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset management firm with over $160 billion of assets under management.
Ms. Horbach joined Carlyle in 2005 to launch the Consumer & Retail Group and has since led all of Carlyle's US consumer investments, including Acosta Sales & Marketing, Beats Electronics, CVC Brasil, Dunkin' Brands, Philosophy, The Nature’s Bounty Co. and Vogue.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Horbach was a General Partner with Forstmann Little & Co. Prior to Forstmann Little, Ms. Horbach spent 2 years in the M&A department of Morgan Stanley & Co. Ms. Horbach earned her M.B.A. from Stanford University and her B.A. from Wellesley College.
Ms. Horbach currently serves as a director on the Boards of Acosta, Dunkin' Brands and Novolex. She serves as Chair of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and is a Trustee at Rockefeller University.