Appointed to the Board of Directors in 2014, Kristen Ankerbrandt is a Principal in the U.S. Buyout Fund at The Carlyle Group focused on investment opportunities in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors. At Carlyle, she is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing leveraged buyouts and growth equity investments in the TMT sector globally. Prior to taking her position at Carlyle in 2007, Ms. Ankerbrandt held positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the telecommunications and media investment banking group, private equity firm Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., and Amazon. Ms. Ankerbrandt received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.