Friday, November 1, 2013

PEU Whistler

Carlyle Group Managing Director and the Director of Global Communications Christopher Ullman whistled the Titanic theme song to the President of the Bank of China making all well in the PEU world.  Before becoming a private equity underwriter (PEU) Ullman had a smattering of political experiences:

He interned in the office of then-Rep. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., working alongside a young Anthony Weiner, who would go on to win seven terms in Congress.  About a year after his graduation in 1986, Ullman returned to Washington and began climbing the ladder in communications: He worked for a small public-relations firm; for a citizens’ advocacy group; for former Rep. John Kasich, R-Ohio; for former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt; and for the White House under President George W. Bush, as spokesman for Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels.
His twelve years with Carlyle saw assets under management grow from $15 billion to over $180 billion.  Ullman can thank Schumer, Levitt and George W. Bush for their assistance in fertilizing the PEU soil. The Carlyle Group is a virtual nonprofit for federal taxes, much like your local nonprofit community hospital.  That's enough to make any PEU whistle.

Update 12-7-13:  Whistler is set to get an award from United Steelworkers Local 10-1.