Stephen W. Bailey

Stephen W. Bailey is a Managing Director focused on growth, middle market and large cap technology investing. He is based in Washington, DC.

Mr. Bailey joined Carlyle in 2005 as a Managing Director and has led or co-led over ten software and technology services platform investments.  Mr. Bailey currently serves as a director on the boards of several active Carlyle software portfolio companies including Net Health Systems, Tribute Technology and Unison, among others.  Mr. Bailey previously served as a member of the boards of former Carlyle software and technology services portfolio companies including Coalfire Systems (sold to Apax Partners), ECI Software Solutions (sold to Leonard Greene & Partners), Primatics Financial (sold to SS&C Technologies), Quorum Software (sold to Silver Lake) and RMI (sold to GE).  In addition, Mr. Bailey co-led Carlyle’s investment in Gemcom Software (sold to Dassault Systems).

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2005, Mr. Bailey served as Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Dell. In these positions, Mr. Bailey was responsible for the company’s strategic investment, M&A and other business partner relationship activity. Mr. Bailey was actively involved in Dell’s investments in Altiris (acquired by Symantec), Blackboard (NASDAQ: BBBB), Entercept (acquired by McAfee), Giganet (acquired by Emulex), OSA (acquired by Avocent), Pentasafe (acquired by NetIQ), SiteSmith (acquired by Metromedia Fiber), Topspin (acquired by Cisco) and webMethods (acquired by Software AG). Mr. Bailey previously was a Principal with ABS Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and he held positions in 3Com’s Business Development Group and in the investment banking division of Alex. Brown.

Mr. Bailey received his AB from Harvard College and his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.