Charles O. Rossotti

Charles O. Rossotti

Former Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

Charles O. Rossotti is a Senior Advisor focusing on information technology-related buyout, venture and growth capital investments. He is based in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Rossotti served from 1997 to 2002 as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, the federal agency that serves 132 million individual and six million business taxpayers and employs more than 100,000 people. As a result of his leadership, the public’s rating of the IRS increased greatly and relationships of trust with Congress, tax professionals and business groups were restored. In 1970, Mr. Rossotti co-founded American Management Systems, Inc. and for 27 years served in a variety of capacities, including President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. AMS grew through his tenure, becoming a major international business systems consulting and systems integration firm with revenues of more than $1 billion. AMS clients include Fortune 500 companies and federal, state and local government agencies in North America and Europe. In 1979, AMS was one of the first technology services firms to go public.

Mr. Rossotti earned his A.B. in economics, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and his M.B.A., with high distinction, from Harvard Business School. In 1970, he received the Distinguished Civilian Service Medal from the Department of Defense. In 2002, he received the Alexander Hamilton Medal from the Department of Treasury.

Mr. Rossotti is on the Boards of Directors of AES Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Adesso Corporation and Liquid Engines, Inc.