Lauren Dillard is the Executive Vice President of Investment Intelligence and is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the business while continuing to foster growth across Nasdaq’s index and data businesses.
Before joining Nasdaq in 2019, Lauren served as Head of the Investment Solutions segment at The Carlyle Group, a global investment firm with $210 billion under management. Lauren managed more than $30 billion in assets and 200 professionals across six international offices. Her leadership capabilities and expertise in product and service innovation, strategy and execution led to an increase in segment revenue by 75% in two years. She was also a member of the firm’s Management Committee and played critical roles on the Managing Director Promotions Committee, the IT Investment Table and the Risk Committee. She was a recipient of the One Carlyle Award, the firm’s highest honor in recognition of her contributions to and in support of the firm’s collaborative culture.
Prior, Lauren was Carlyle’s COO and CFO of Investment Solutions, and also built and led the global tax and equity departments. Her deep expertise in tax, finance and risk management enabled her to create value in multiple, complex firm transactions, including Carlyle’s public offering in 2012 – where she helped structure all aspects of ownership and economics. Before joining Carlyle in 2002, Lauren served in the Tax Practice of Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Lauren is also an independent corporate director for SL Green Realty, where she is the chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. She is also a passionate and dedicated civic leader, as a board director at Youth INC, a founder of Carlyle’s Women’s Employee Resource Group, a member of the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN), and numerous other efforts to advance broad‐spectrum diversity.
Lauren earned her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Richmond.