People: Carolina Financial Corp (CARO.OQ)
16 Sep 2019
Mr. Claudius E. Watts is an Independent Chairman of the Board at the company., Mr. Watts is a private investor and a Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group. Mr. Watts also serves as the Lead Independent Director on the Board of Directors of CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM), where he has served as Director since 2011. Mr. Watts joined Carlyle in 2000 and was a Partner and Managing Director until his retirement in late 2017. Mr. Watts established Carlyle’s Technology Buyout Group in 2004 and led it until 2014. He also led the firm’s investments in and served on the Boards of technology companies CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM), SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ: SSNC), Open Link Financial, Open Solutions, Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), and Jazz Semiconductor, as well as aerospace companies Firth Rixon, Sippican, and CPU Technology. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Watts was a Managing Director in the Mergers & Acquisitions group of First Union Securities, Inc. He joined First Union when it acquired Bowles Hollowell Conner & Co., where Mr. Watts was a principal. Prior to joining Bowles Hollowell, Mr. Watts was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force. During his service, he was qualified as an instructor pilot in both the F-16 and A-10 aircraft and served in a number of leadership and operations management positions in the United States and abroad. In addition to his current business activities, Mr. Watts serves as the Chairman of the Board of The Citadel Trust and on the board of The Citadel Foundation, which together manage the primary endowment funds supporting The Citadel. He also serves on the boards of The Roper St. Francis Foundation and The Belle W. Baruch Foundation. Mr. Watts earned a B.S. in electrical engineering cum laude from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. His qualifications as a member of the Board of Directors are attributed to his business expertise with public companies.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||71,667|
|Restricted Stock Award, USD||25,003|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||--|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||96,670|