Daniel D'Aniello

Daniel D'Aniello

Formal First Name
9/14/1946 - present

Daniel D’Aniello is the Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of The Carlyle Group, a public alternative asset investment firm based in Washington D.C. Prior to forming Carlyle in 1987, he was Vice President for Finance and Development at Marriott Corporation. In this previous role, D’Aniello was responsible for the valuation of all major mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, debt and equity offerings, and project financings. He also worked as a financial officer at PepsiCo and Trans World Airlines. He is a current director of several public and private companies in which The Carlyle Group has significant investment interests.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Chairman of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
  • Co-Chairman of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families
  • Member of the Board of Directors of AlpInvest
  • Member of the U.S.–China CEO and Former Senior Government Officials’ Dialogue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding Trustee of the Lumen Institute


  • D'Aniello worked 60 hours a week in the summers and 20 hours a week during school as a stock boy in a produce market from age 9 until graduation.
  • He served in the United States Navy from 1969 through 1971.
  • He was a Distinguished Naval Graduate of Officer Candidate School; a Supply Officer (LTJG) aboard the USS Wasp (CVS 18).
  • He was awarded the designation of Lone Sailor by the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation in 2016.