Lauren Dillard is Executive Vice President, Head of Global Information Services for Nasdaq. Global Information Services includes market data from equity and options markets, index licensing that enables the creation of ETFs and other lower-cost investment products, and analytics from outside the traditional public market spheres. It includes Richmond, Virginia-based Nasdaq Dorsey Wright, Atlanta-based eVestment, and Toronto’s Quandl.
Before joining Nasdaq, Dillard served as Head of the Investment Solutions unit at The Carlyle Group, where she managed more than $40 billion in assets and 200 professionals across offices in six countries. Dillard was a member of Carlyle’s Transaction Team where she played a significant role in transactions, including the Firm’s initial public offering. She served as a member of Carlyle’s Management Committee and played significant roles on other committees across Carlyle during her tenure. She previously served as Carlyle’s COO and CFO of Investment Solutions, and led the firm’s global tax and equity units.
Prior to joining The Carlyle Group in 2002, Dillard served in the tax practice of Arthur Andersen.
She currently serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of SL Green Realty Corp.
Dillard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Richmond.