Julius Genachowski is a managing director and partner at The Carlyle Group in the U.S. Buyout team, focusing on investments in global technology, media and telecom. He served as chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from 2009 to 2013, during which time the agency was named the most improved in federal government and one of Wired’s Top 7 Disruptions. Genachowski was previously chief of business operations at IAC/InterActiveCorp. He worked on Harvard Law Review with President Barack Obama, whom he has long advised on tech issues. Genachowski serves on the boards of MasterCard, Sonos, and Syniverse.