Sandra Horbach is a Managing Director & Co-Head of US Buyout at The Carlyle Group where she oversees Carlyle’s three largest private equity funds with approximately $40 billion in capital under management. The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset management firm with $222 billion of assets under management.
Sandra joined Carlyle in 2005 to launch the Consumer & Retail Group and has since led all of Carlyle’s US consumer investments, including Acosta Sales & Marketing, Beats Electronics, CVC Brasil, Dunkin’ Brands, Philosophy, The Nature’s Bounty Co. and Vogue. She became Co-Head of US Buyout in 2016.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Sandra was a General Partner with Forstmann Little & Co. Prior to Forstmann Little, Sandra spent 2 years in the M&A department of Morgan Stanley & Co. Sandra earned her M.B.A. from Stanford University and her B.A. from Wellesley College.
Sandra currently serves as a director on the Boards of Acosta and Novolex. She serves as a Trustee at Rockefeller University & Wellesley College and was formerly Chair of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business Advisory Council.