Mr. Carey began his career in 1980 as the investment advisor to the Dalsemer Company, a privately held investment group based in New York. There he was active in investments in the areas of equities, bonds, private placements and venture capital. In 1981, he joined Bernstein-Macaulay, Inc., a subsidiary of American Express, to manage institutional funds. In addition to his responsibilities as a securities analyst, he led several client projects pertaining to merger and acquisition activities.
From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Carey was a manager at Garrison, Keogh & Company, Inc., a New York investment firm. From 1986 until cofounding Cortland Associates in 1989, he served as vice-president of Eidelman, Ullman and Finger, a St. Louis based investment counselor.
Mr. Carey attended the University of Chicago and received his B.A. from Columbia College, Columbia University, where he serves on the National Alumni Council. Mr. Carey also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Music Hall Center (Detroit), La MaMa Theatre (New York), Shen Wei Dance Arts (New York), Jazz St. Louis, The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and The Freer-Sackler Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.