David Schwartz, the newly appointed CEO of private equity firm The Carlyle Group, has started his tenure by focusing on listening to his colleagues and stakeholders, rather than proposing big ideas right away.

Schwartz, who took over from his predecessor Kewsong Lee in March 2023, has been meeting with Carlyle’s investors, employees, and portfolio companies to gather insights and perspectives on the company’s operations and strategy.

Schwartz starts off Carlyle Residences with lots of listening test no huge thoughts

According to sources familiar with the matter, Schwartz has been “deliberately cautious” in his approach, taking the time to understand the company’s strengths and weaknesses before making any major decisions.

Some analysts have expressed concern that Schwartz’s cautious approach may lead to a lack of direction or momentum for Carlyle in the short term. However, others have praised his focus on collaboration and communication as a positive sign for the company’s long-term success.

As Schwartz continues to settle into his new role, many will be watching to see how he plans to steer Carlyle through the current economic and geopolitical challenges facing the private equity industry.

By bemaad

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