Allan M. Holt is a Managing Director and Co-head of the U.S. Buyout group. He is based in Washington, DC. Mr. Holt has extensive private equity investment experience. He previously was head of Carlyle’s Global Aerospace, Defense, Technology and Business/Government Services team where he led many of Carlyle's most successful investments. Mr. Holt joined Carlyle in 1992, initially with primary responsibilities as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of one of Carlyle’s portfolio companies, where he was involved in the negotiation and sale of the business. Prior to joining Carlyle, he spent three and a half years with Avenir Group, Inc., an investment and advisory group. Mr. Holt was also previously with MCI Communications Corporation, where as Director of Planning and Budgets he managed a group responsible for the development, review and analysis of MCI’s multibillion-dollar financial operating and capital plans. Before joining MCI, he was with Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Holt is a graduate of Rutgers University and received his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Holt is a member of the Boards of Directors of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., HCR ManorCare Inc., HD Supply, Inc., NBTY, Inc., and SS&C Technologies, Inc.