Keith Taylor Joins the Cynosure Group as Managing Director

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — April 6, 2016 — The Cynosure Group is pleased to announce that Keith Taylor has joined the firm as a Managing Director.

Mr. Taylor comes to Cynosure from The Carlyle Group in Washington, DC, where he was a Managing Director, having spent nine years with Carlyle’s Global Financial Services Fund Group, helping manage two private equity funds.  While at Carlyle, he was responsible for a number of the firm’s most successful financial services investments and led the firm’s sourcing of investments in the asset management and wealth advisory industries.  Before joining Carlyle, Mr. Taylor was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, working in Goldman’s Financial Institutions Group, and he worked in a similar capacity for JPMorgan Chase and J.P. Morgan.

At Cynosure, Mr. Taylor will be responsible for sourcing and managing direct private equity investments across a wide range of industries.  In addition, he will be an integral part of helping the firm develop a separate wealth advisory capacity for ultra high net worth clients, bringing his experience as an investor in that industry to the establishment of a new line of business.

“Cynosure will benefit from Keith’s unique blend of industry knowledge and executive management experience in both the private equity and wealth advisory business lines, which will both broaden and deepen the services we can offer our investment clients,” said Randal Quarles, Managing Partner of The Cynosure Group.

Mr. Taylor serves as a Director of Brand Group Holdings, Inc., Avalon Advisors and Conifer Securities. He received an M.B.A. from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in Accounting from Washington and Lee University.