Lawrence B. Prior III
Operating Executive, Carlyle
Larry Prior is an Operating Executive for The Carlyle Group focused on the aerospace, defense, and government services sectors for U.S. Buyout. He is based in Washington, D.C. and serves on the board of directors at three portfolio companies: KLDiscovery, where he chairs the audit committee; Two Six Technologies, where he serves as chairman, and Acentra Health.
Prior serves on the board of directors of Shift5, an operational technology data and cybersecurity company. He also serves as an independent non-executive director of QinetiQ Group Plc (QQ-L), a leading science and engineering company operating primarily in the defense, security, and critical infrastructure markets.
Previously, Prior served on the board of directors at Novetta, which was acquired by Accenture in 2021, and his most recent executive experience was as President and Chief Executive Officer of CSRA, Inc., where he led a spin-out from CSC, a merger with SRA, and an IPO on the NYSE in 2015. CSRA was acquired by General Dynamics in 2018.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of CSC’s North American Public Sector (NPS) business, providing next-generation technology solutions and mission services to the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and FedCiv sectors.
Before joining CSC, Prior held executive leadership positions at BAE Systems Inc., ManTech International, SAIC, LightPointe Communications, High Technology Solutions, the County of San Diego, and TRW.
Earlier in his career, Prior worked as a professional staff member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Prior earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and a master’s degree in security studies from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.