Carlyle names Buser as CFO

He replaces Adena Friedman, who left the buyout giant in May. 

The Carlyle Group named Curtis Buser as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately. Buser, a member of the firm’s management committee, has served as Carlyle’s interim CFO since May when Adena Friedman left the position to join public stock market the NASDAQ OMX Group.

“Curt is a trusted partner and proven leader. He brings a mastery of our finances, coupled with great integrity and a demonstrated commitment to our investors,” said Carlyle chairman Daniel D’Aniello in a statement.

Buser is credited with playing an instrumental role in Carlyle’s financial management for the past decade. He helped create and supervise the firm’s reporting systems for limited partners and public shareholders, played a central role in Carlyle’s IPO and helped develop and manage the firm’s budget process.

Buser served as Carlyle’s chief accounting officer for 10 years before his transition to the interim CFO role. Prior to joining Carlyle, Buser was an audit partner with EY. He began his career with Arthur Andersen in 1985 and was admitted to the partnership in 1997.