Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68

Daniel D'AnielloDaniel D’Aniello ’68 is a co-founder and chairman of The Carlyle Group, a public global alternative asset investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, growth capital financings, Hedge Funds, and Funds of Funds. Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, he was vice president for finance and development at Marriott Corporation where he was responsible for the valuation of major corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity offerings, and project financings. Before joining Marriott, he was a financial officer at PepsiCo and TWA.

D’Aniello is a magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He served as supply officer in the United States Navy aboard the USS Wasp (CVS 18) from 1968 to 1971. In 1974, he received an graduate degree from the Harvard Business School, where he was a Teagle Foundation Fellow.

D’Aniello is a member of the Council for United States and Italy; the Lumen Institute; the U.S.-- China CEO and Former Senior Officials’ Dialogue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the Board of Directors of AlpInvest, N.V.; and the Board of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Research. He is the former chairman and former and/or current director of several public and private companies in which the Carlyle Group has or had significant investment interests.

For Syracuse University, D’Aniello is also a member of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management Corporate Advisory Council, the Chancellor’s Council, the Society of Fellows, and the Board of Trustees Advancement and External Affairs committee. He and his wife, Gayle, are the parents of Dana ’04 and Bethany.