Carlyle names Curtis Buser interim CFO to replace Adena Friedman


dcPrivate equity major Carlyle has hired Curtis Buser as an interim chief financial officer to replace Adena Friedman, who has left to rejoin Nasdaq.

Buser currently serves as Carlyle’s chief accounting officer and a managing director with responsibility for corporate accounting, partnership accounting and the firm’s valuation processes.

He joined Carlyle in 2004 after working as an audit partner with Ernst & Young. Buser has also worked at Arthur Andersen.

Earlier this month Friedman decided to leave the firm to join Nasdaq as president of global corporate and information technology solutions.

Friedman, who joined Carlyle after leaving Nasdaq in 2011, is the leading candidate to succeed Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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