Thursday, July 14, 2011

Carlyle Group’s Susan Kasser, board member of Shari’s Management Corporation, joins the board of Church Street Health Management/Small Smiles Dental Centers

Kasser has been with the Caryle Group since 2004, prior to that she was at Goldman Sachs, surprise  surprise.

Here is her profile from the Carlyle Group website:
Susan Kasser is a Principal with Carlyle Mezzanine Partners, focusing on junior debt investments in support of leveraged buyouts, growth capital, and recapitalizations, primarily in North America and Europe.  Ms. Kasser is based in New York.

Since joining Carlyle in 2004, Ms. Kasser has been actively involved in current portfolio companies American Achievement Corporation, BioReliance Corporation, Church Street Health Management, Hudson Products Corporation, INC Research and Shari’s Restaurant Group.  Ms. Kasser was also actively involved in the investments in Applied Systems Inc, Sanitors, Inc, and US Investigations Services, which have been fully realized.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Ms. Kasser was with Goldman Sachs in Leveraged Finance, the Private Equity Group and Equity Research.  

Ms. Kasser received an M.A. in international economics and finance and a B.A. in philosophy from Brandeis University, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  She is a CFA charter holder.

Ms. Kasser currently serves as a Board Member of Church Street Health Management, a Board Member of Shari’s Management Corporation and a Board Observer of American Achievement Corporation.  She was previously a Board Observer of Sanitors, Inc