Mr. Whiteman is a Managing Partner of Stellex. Before joining Stellex, Mr. Whiteman was a partner of The Carlyle Group and a managing director and co-head of Carlyle Strategic Partners. Prior to joining Carlyle in May 1996, Mr. Whiteman was a vice president and group head in the Leveraged Finance Department of Credit Lyonnais. Mr. Whiteman has also held several positions at both Citicorp and The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A.
Mr. Whiteman is currently the chairman of MHI Holdings LLC and Morbark Holdings LLC. In the past Mr. Whiteman served on the board of Diversified Machine, Inc., RPK Capital Partners, LLC, Metaldyne, LLC, Stellex Aerostructures, Inc., Brintons Carpet Limited, DPG Aerospace and Service King, as well as the investment committee of RLJ Equity Partners, an affiliate of TCG and Robert L. Johnson. Previously, Mr. Whiteman has served on numerous Carlyle portfolio companies such as US Marine Repair, Norfolk Drydock and Shipping Company, Key Plastics, Breed Technologies and The Aerostructures Corporation.. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra of The John F. Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art.
Mr. Whiteman received his B.A. in political science from Williams College, where he was a Lehman Scholar, and M.B.A. from New York University Stern School of Business.