Brian A. Bernasek

Brian A. Bernasek is a Partner and Co-Head of Americas Corporate Private Equity at Carlyle where he oversees Carlyle’s four largest private equity funds. Carlyle’s Americas Corporate Private Equity business has $65 billion in assets under management. Under his leadership, Carlyle’s platform continues to execute on diversified investments spanning industries, geographies, and strategies.

As Co-Head of US Buyout and Growth, which he assumed in 2021, Mr. Bernasek has played an integral role in driving deeper coordination across multiple investment sector teams and further developing an integrated buyout and growth investment strategy across the platform. 

Prior to becoming Co-Head of US Buyout and Growth, Mr. Bernasek was Head of the Global Industrial team at Carlyle. Since inception, Carlyle’s Global Industrial team has invested more than $31 billion of equity in over 120 transactions, across subsectors and geographies. Mr. Bernasek oversaw some of Carlyle’s most successful investments, including Allison Transmission, Atotech, and Signode Industrial Group. He serves on several firm investment committees and as the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion lead for Americas Corporate Private Equity.

Mr. Bernasek joined Carlyle in 2000 and previously held positions in New York with Investcorp International, a private equity firm, and Morgan Stanley & Co., in its Investment Banking Division.

Mr. Bernasek has served as a director on the board of several Carlyle investments, including Allison Transmission, Inc., Atotech BV, HD Supply, Inc., The Hertz Corporation, Novolex and Signode Industrial Group. He currently serves as a director on the Board of Nouryon and ManTech International. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Washington Jesuit Academy.

Mr. Bernasek is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.