Advisory Board, Western Heritage Capital
Mr. Quarles is the former Under Secretary of the Treasury in the George W. Bush Administration. He is the co-founder of The Cynosure Group. Before founding Cynosure, Mr. Quarles was a longtime partner of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms.
In addition to his record as a successful investor, he has long experience at the highest levels of the international financial architecture, having represented the U.S. for many years in the G7, G20, and Financial Stability Forum, and having served the U.S. as Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund, Executive Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Quarles spent many years working as a partner at the Wall Street law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he was the co-head of the firm's Financial Institutions Group and advised on transactions that included a number of the largest financial sector mergers ever completed. He has served as a member of the board of directors of numerous public and private companies. Mr. Quarles is a graduate of Columbia University and the Yale Law School.