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Mr. Christopher J. Ailman has been the Chief Investment Officer of the $200 billion CalSTRS, for 16 years. Mr. Ailman leads an investment staff of 155. He has over 31 years of institutional investment experience. Annually, he is listed as one of the top CIO's in the U.S.A and globally, and he is Chair of the SASB Investor Advisory Group, helping promote integration of the standards in security analysis and portfolio construction. In 2016, he was part of the first cohort to achieve a Fundamental of Sustainable Accounting (FSA) credential.
He has served on several boards and advisory boards in the U.S. and U.K. He is the North American Chair of the "300" CIO Club and the Milken Global Capital Markets Committee. He has received numerous awards and recognitions over his career, from CIO of the Year in 2000 to being named the number #3 CIO in the world and Investment Innovator of the Year in 2013.
Mr. Ailman is a regular guest on the TV and radio and is frequently quoted in in major financial publications. He has a BA from UCSB, is married with three daughters and is a committed Promise Keeper.
Mr. Daniel D'Aniello is a founder and Chairman of Carlyle and was elected to the Board of Directors of our general partner effective July 18, 2011. Prior to co-founding Carlyle in 1987, Mr. D'Aniello was the Vice President for Finance and Development at Marriott Corporation for eight years. Before joining Marriott, Mr. D'Aniello was a financial officer at PepsiCo, Inc. and Trans World Airlines. Mr. D'Aniello is a member of The Council for the United States and Italy; a founding Trustee of the Lumen Institute; the U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials' Dialogue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Co-Chairman of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Research; a Lifetime Board of Trustees member of Syracuse University; the SU Chancellor's Council; the Corporate Advisory Council to the Martin J. Whitman School of Management; Chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; Co-Chairman of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families; and an Advisor to the John Templeton Foundation. Mr. D'Aniello previously served as chairman and/or director of several public and private companies in which Carlyle had significant investment interests. Mr. D'Aniello is a 1968 magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, and a 1974 graduate of the Harvard Business School, where he was a Teagle Foundation Fellow.
Jonathan Lavine is Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm with approximately $75 billion in assets under management. He also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Bain Capital Credit.
Mr. Lavine founded Bain Capital Credit, formerly known as Sankaty Advisors, in 1997. Bain Capital Credit invests across the full spectrum of credit strategies, including leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed debt, private lending, structured products, non-performing loans and equities. Bain Capital Credit has more than $33 billion in assets under management, more than 200 employees and offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, London, Dublin, Melbourne and Hong Kong.
Mr. Lavine joined Bain Capital's private equity group in 1993. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Lavine is active in a variety of charitable and civic activities. He has served as Chair of the City Year Board of Trustees since 2013. He and his wife, Jeannie, endowed the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative at the Harvard School of Public Health, which supports training and education of humanitarian aid workers. The Lavines also founded the Crimson Lion Foundation which provides financial support to a number of organizations.
Mr. Lavine is a Vice-Chairman of the Trustees of Columbia University having formerly chaired the Columbia College Board of Visitors. He is a past recipient of Columbia's John Jay Award for professional achievement, Opportunity Nation's American Dream Award, Voices for National Service Citizen Service Award and of the New England Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Community Service Award. In 2016, Mr. Lavine was appointed a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council by President Barack Obama.
Mr. Lavine is also a member of the ownership group and a director of the Boston Celtics.
Mr. Lavine graduated from Columbia College, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, and holds an M.B.A with Distinction from Harvard Business School.