The Carlyle Group Names Lawrence (Larry) B. Prior III Operating Executive for Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Team

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Larry Prior, Carlyle Group

Larry Prior, Carlyle Group

The Carlyle Group has announced that Larry Prior, former president and CEO of information technology services company CSRA, Inc., has been hired as an operating executive consultant for the Aerospace, Defense & Government Services team.

Prior will provide investment guidance, from sourcing to acquisition, to Carlyle professionals in the Global Aerospace, Defense and Government Services Group and advise portfolio company executives on management, operations and growth strategies.

Adam Palmer, Carlyle managing director and head of the Global Aerospace, Defense and Government Services Group, said, “Larry is a proven industry leader, with deep sector knowledge and experience serving government customers.  We are delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Prior said, “I am pleased to partner with Carlyle and look forward to providing operational and leadership expertise to help evaluate new investment opportunities in the consolidating government services marketplace and drive value creation within Carlyle’s existing portfolio.”

Ian Fujiyama, managing director within Carlyle’s Global Aerospace, Defense and Government Services Group, said, “Larry will be a great resource to both our existing portfolio company executive teams as well as to our investment teams as we evaluate new opportunities in the expanding government services market.  We look forward to leveraging Larry’s deep knowledge and understanding of the government services sector to build on Carlyle’s extensive experience  investing in and growing leading businesses in the industry.”

Prior was most recently CEO of CSRA, a $9.6 billion provider of IT, business operations and specialized engineering services for local, state and federal government clients across North America.  Previously, Prior was vice president and general manager of the Defense and Intelligence Group in CSC’s North American Public Sector business, providing next-generation technology solutions and mission services to the Defense Department and the intelligence community.

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