Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Former FCC Chairman Makes Lucrative Leap to Private Sector Former FCC Chairman Makes Lucrative Leap to Private Sector

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Tech

Former FCC Chairman Makes Lucrative Leap to Private Sector

(Getty Images North America)

photo of Laura Ryan
January 6, 2014

Julius Genachowski, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, begins his first day of work Monday at a D.C.-based private-equity behemoth, the Carlyle Group.

Genachowski will help run the U.S. buyout team in his first major post-FCC role, the firm announced Monday. He will focus on technology, media, and telecom investments.

"Deep industry specialization is core to our investment strategy, and Julius brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to these sectors. His judgment about how these sectors will evolve will be invaluable to us," said Pete Clare, co-head of the U.S. buyout team, in a statement.

 

The former FCC chairman follows in the footsteps of a long line of prominent politicians, including former President George H. W. Bush and Secretary of State James Baker, who took lucrative private-sector jobs with the Carlyle Group after departing public service.

After leaving the agency in May, Genachowski was a fellow at the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan think tank, and taught a joint course at Harvard's Business and Law schools.

During his FCC tenure, Genachowski opposed the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile and advocated for expanded broadband access across the country. Genachowski spent more than a decade in the private sector as tech executive and venture capitalist before his appointment to head the FCC in 2009 by President Obama.

LIKE THIS STORY? Sign up for Tech Edge

Sign up for our daily newsletter and stay on top of tech coverage.

Sign up form for Tech Edge
Job Board
Search Jobs
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | New Haven, CT
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Quality Systems Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Greensboro, NC
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Senior Water Resource Project Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Fairfax, VA
Civil Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Steamboat Springs, CO
Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Albany, NY
Sales Engineer-Process Automation/Instrumentation
American Society of Civil Engineers
Senior Project Manager- Transportation
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Antonio, TX
Materials Engineer 2
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Land Surveyor
American Society of Civil Engineers
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus