Tom (Thomas) Rabaut – Chairman
Thomas W. Rabaut is an Operating Executive with Carlyle. He is based in Washington, DC.
Since joining Carlyle in 2007, Mr. Rabaut has served as Chairman of ARINC, Veyance, Walbro and Signode and on the boards of Allison, Cytec, Kaman, Landmark Aviation and Qualicaps.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Rabaut served as President and CEO of one of Carlyle’s most successful investments—the 1997 acquisition of United Defense. During his tenure in this position, he led the evolution of the company from a limited partnership through the formation of a stand-alone private enterprise to a NYSE publicly-traded company and the ultimate sale to BAE Systems in June 2005.
After the sale, he served as President of BAE’s Land and Armaments Operating Group where he oversaw 11,000 employees in 13 locations and was responsible for $3.7 billion in sales.
Prior to his tenure at United Defense, he served 17 years in various roles at FMC Corporation where he ultimately became Vice President and General Manager of FMC’s Defense Systems Group.
Mr. Rabaut earned his B.S. at the United States Military Academy at West Point and served five years in the United States Army. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Dayne A. Baird
Dayne Baird is a Principal at The Carlyle Group, focusing on buyouts, privatizations and strategic minority investments throughout the United States in the aerospace, defense and government services sectors. Mr. Baird is based in Washington, DC.
Since joining Carlyle in 2003, Mr. Baird has been actively involved with Carlyle’s investments in ARINC Incorporated, Booz Allen Hamilton, Landmark Aviation, and Wesco Aircraft Holdings.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Baird worked in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Global Industrial groups of Lehman Brothers, where he focused on transactions in the industrial, aerospace and defense sectors.
Mr. Baird received his M.B.A. from Georgetown University, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, and received his B.S. in business management from Brigham Young University, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Mr. Baird is a member of the Board of Directors of Landmark Aviation and Wesco Aircraft Holdings.
Douglas V. Brandely
Douglas V. Brandely is a Principal at The Carlyle Group, focusing on investments in the aerospace, defense and government services sectors. He is based in Washington, D.C.
Since joining Carlyle in 2005, Mr. Brandely has been actively involved with Carlyle’s investments in Landmark Aviation, Novetta Solutions, Sequa Corporation, Standard Aero, and Triumph Group.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Brandely was with Greenhill & Co. in New York.
Mr. Brandely received an M.B.A. with honors from The Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar, and a B.S. in commerce with distinction from the University of Virginia.
Mr. Brandely is a member of the Board of Directors of Novetta Solutions and Sequa Corporation.
Ian I. Fujiyama
Ian Fujiyama is a Managing Director with U.S. Buyout, focusing on buyouts and strategic minority investments in the Aerospace, Defense and Services sectors. Mr. Fujiyama is based in Washington, DC.
Since joining Carlyle in 1997, Mr. Fujiyama has led all of Carlyle’s recent investments in the Federal services sector including Booz Allen Hamilton and ARINC. Beginning in 1999, he spent two years in Hong Kong and Seoul working in Carlyle’s Asia buyout fund, Carlyle Asia Partners, where he was a founding member of the team and helped lead Carlyle’s investment in KorAm Bank, Carlyle’s first investment in the financial services industry. Mr. Fujiyama was also involved in a number of successfully exited holdings including ARINC, United Components, Inc., Lear Siegler Services, EG&G Technical Services and CPI.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Fujiyama was an Associate at Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corp, with a focus on high yield and merchant banking transactions.
Mr. Fujiyama received his B.S. in economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in finance.
Mr. Fujiyama has served on the Board of Directors of ARINC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Dynamic Precision Group, CPI and United Components. Additionally, Mr. Fujiyama serves as the Chairman of Carlyle’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Tiffanny Gates – Chief Executive Officer
Tiffanny Gates is responsible for establishing and guiding Novetta’s corporate and solutions strategy as well as overall performance.
Prior to Novetta, Tiffanny was the Vice President for Cyber Strategies at Raytheon, Blackbird Technologies. She was responsible for the program performance and development of custom hardware and specialized software development solutions in the Cyber/Cloud-based Advanced Technologies business areas with a specific focus on computer network operations. Prior to joining Blackbird, Ms. Gates was the Sr. Vice President, Strategy & Business Development for Mission, Cyber & Technology Solutions (MCTS) Group, a $1 Billion business unit at ManTech International (MTI). In this role, she served as head of Business Development for the fastest growing business sector at ManTech. Ms. Gates came to ManTech International with the successful merger and integration of her company, Emerging Technologies Group (ETG) in August 2008. She served as the President and CEO of ETG for more than five years with a successful track record of growth, recognition in the computer forensics and analysis community and successful coordination of global operations. Ms. Gates holds a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
Mr. Malone is an Operating Executive in the Aerospace, Defense and Government Services Group. In that capacity, he advises Carlyle on prospective transactions and overall business strategy development for the aerospace portfolio. Along with two dozen other Operating Executives, he serves as a resource to The Carlyle Group as a whole. He remains a Senior Advisor to CSP Associates, Inc. in a limited capacity. Mr. Malone currently serves on the Board of Directors of ILC Industries, Inc., DPG and OCEUS Networks, Inc. Mr. Malone also serves on the Board of Advisers of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Between 1985 and 2013, Mr. Malone served as Senior Managing Director of CSP Associates, Inc. – a firm he co-founded. CSP is a leading strategy advisory firm, specializing in the aerospace, defense and information technology sectors. The firm provides strategic advisory services to major industrial corporations, foreign and domestic governments and financial investors. While continuing to lead CSP’s defense practice — and retaining a strong interest in national security policy — Mr. Malone co-chaired the firm’s very active transaction advisory practice. Since 1989, CSP Associates has provided advisory services in respect of approximately 700 aerospace, defense or information technology transactions.
Prior to joining CSP Associates, Mr. Malone practiced corporate and international law with the Boston firm of Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale.) He holds degrees from Harvard Law School (JD, 1983), The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Ph.D., 1983) and the University of Massachusetts (BA, 1976). Mr. Malone has also served as a consultant to the Rand Corporation and a Research Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Science and International Affairs (now the Belfer Center.) He is the author of The British Nuclear Deterrent (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1984) as well as journal articles and numerous proprietary analyses.
Mr. Malone is married to the former Catherine Alden Teller. They and their two children, Charlotte and Ian, reside in Milton, MA and Edgartown, MA. He holds a Top Secret security clearance with the Department of Defense.
Adam J. Palmer is a Managing Director and Head of The Carlyle Group’s Aerospace, Defense and Government Services investment team. He is based in Carlyle’s Washington, D.C. office.
Since joining Carlyle in 1996, Mr. Palmer has played an important role in a number of key Carlyle investments, including Aviall, Avio, Landmark Aviation, Sequa Corp, Wesco Aircraft Holdings, United Defense, U.S. Investigations Services, and Vought Aircraft Industries. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Palmer was with Lehman Brothers in their Technology Corporate Finance Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions and financings for defense electronics and information services companies.
Mr. Palmer received a B.A. in international political economy from Duke University.
He currently serves as a board member of Triumph Group, Inc., Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc., Sequa Corporation, Global Jet Capital, Dynamic Precision Group and Landmark Aviation.
Charles O. Rossotti
Charles O. Rossotti is an Operating Executive focusing primarily on investments in the fields of information technology and business services. He is based in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Rossotti served from 1997 to 2002 as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the federal agency that serves 175 million taxpayers and employs 100,000 people. As a result of his leadership, the public’s rating of the IRS increased greatly and relationships of trust with Congress, tax professionals and business groups were restored, and the agency’s effectiveness turned around. In 1970, Mr. Rossotti co-founded American Management Systems, Inc. and until 1997 served at various times as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. AMS grew through his tenure, becoming a major international business systems consulting and systems integration firm with revenues of more than $1 billion. AMS clients include Fortune 500 companies and federal, state and local government agencies in North America and Europe. In 1979, AMS was one of the first technology services firms to go public.
Mr. Rossotti earned his A.B. in economics, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and his M.B.A., with high distinction, from Harvard Business School. In 1970, he received the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal from the Department of Defense. In 2002, he received the Alexander Hamilton Medal from the Department of Treasury. In 2003, he received an Alumni Achievement Award from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Rossotti is on the Board of Directors of Carlyle portfolio companies Booz Allen Hamilton, Quorum Management Solutions, Coalfire and LDiscovery. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of AES Corporation, a publicly-owned global electric power company.
In addition to his business activities, Mr. Rossotti serves on the Boards of Capital Partners for Education and the Comptroller General’s Advisory Committee of the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In 2005, he served as a member of President Bush’s advisory panel on reform of the income tax.
Mr. Rossotti is the author of “Many Unhappy Returns” (Harvard Business School Press 2005), a book about his experience turning around the IRS.
Bill Varner was the president of ManTech International Corporation’s Mission, Cyber, & Intelligence Solutions (MCIS) group from 2009 – 2017.
Mr. Varner led a group of 3,000 people supporting the Intelligence and Defense communities, including cyber security, specialized systems engineering, operations and mission support, enterprise IT, and full-service security support. Before joining ManTech, Mr. Varner was vice president of Intelligence Operations for Northrop Grumman TASC, delivering innovative technical solutions and operations support to the Defense and Intelligence Communities. Previously, Mr. Varner was vice president of TASC’s Signal and Information Processing Group, with responsibility for hardware and software development and specialized systems engineering.
Mr. Varner currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation and the George Washington University National Advisory Council. He works with several universities and schools to support all aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs, and he works to advance the attractiveness, applicability, and quality of cyber-security engineering and policy education in the United States. In 2011, Mr. Varner was inducted into the George Washington University School of Engineering Hall of Fame, and in 2016, he was awarded the Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award from Purdue University.
Mr. Varner holds a B.S in Electrical Engineering from The George Washington University, an M.S in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from Virginia Tech. He also holds advanced-studies certificates from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, the University of Virginia Darden School, and the California Institute of Technology.