Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Carlyle's Ullman to Narrative Strategies


Chris Ullman is joining Narrative Strategies as senior adviser. He was most recently a partner and director of global communications at Carlyle Group.

Ullman left Carlyle in 2019 to start his own communications firm.  That was a year before Carlyle Group Co-CEO Glenn Youngkin stepped down.  Ullman and Youngkin overlapped over seventeen years of Carlyle employment.

Ullman joins Devin O'Malley at Narrative Strategies.  O'Malley is credited with a key role in Youngkin's surprise Virginia gubernatorial victory.

Should the Red Team wish to push Glenn Youngkin for the Presidency having Chris Ullman on the inside would be helpful.  Ullman knows Youngkin's warts and how to smooth them over.   

Glenn may be skilled in absorbing large amounts of information and saying something profound.  However, he has a twenty five year record as a China and ESG loving private equity underwriter (PEU) to overcome.

Polticians Red and Blue love PEU and increasingly, more are one.  They have the Fed Chair and would love to staff the Resolute Desk at the White House.

Update 5-26-23:  Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, former Carlyle Group co-CEO, is reconsidering a bid for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.

Update 5-27-23: NYPo reported Youngkin is meeting with billionaire Red Team donors about a possible Presidential run.  If he can line up the funding Glenn could see a lane.  America's first PEU President....

Update 6-7-23:  Youngkin supporters are trying to paint the former Carlyle executive as something other than a greedy, global tamperer.  Given Glenn Youngkin's record they have their hands full.