Lauren Dillard

Lauren Dillard

Executive Vice President, Investment Intelligence

Lauren Dillard is the Executive Vice President of Investment Intelligence and is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the group and continuing to foster growth across Nasdaq’s index, data and intelligence businesses. 

The mission of Nasdaq Investment Intelligence is to empower the investment community with actionable insights and technology to drive better outcomes. The group consists of a wide-ranging unit that provides critical data, intelligence and technology solutions to over 2,100 asset managers, 1,000 asset owners, consultants, 1,500 market data and index clients. Under Lauren’s leadership, the teams remain relentlessly focused on delivering for the needs of clients during a period of rapid digitalization and intense competition.

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 where she served on the Firm’s Management Committee.  Lauren joined Carlyle in 2002 and served in a variety of capacities during her tenure, including as the CFO and COO of Investment Solutions, as well as Head of Global Tax and the Global Equity departments.  Prior to joining Carlyle, 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 chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. As a regular speaker at the Kayo Conference Series, Tech up For Women, Women in ETFs, Lauren is passionate about professional growth and career development of women in the financial services industry and beyond. She was the Executive Sponsor of Women In Nasdaq and now serves as the Executive Sponsor of Nasdaq’s Global Link of Black Employees.  She was one of the founders of Carlyle’s Women’s Employee Resource Group and 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.