DealCloud Connect20 welcomes keynote speaker Lauren Dillard, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Information Services at Nasdaq. Prior to her current role, Dillard served as Head of the Investment Solutions segment at The Carlyle Group, where she managed more than $30 billion in assets and a team of 200 professionals across six international offices. No stranger to the daily highs and lows of the modern capital markets, Dillard will chat with DealCloud Co-Founder Ben Harrison about the biggest trends affecting dealmakers today, as well as organizational best practices for the leading firms of the future.
Ben HarrisonCo-President, Financial Services and
Co-President, Financial Services and
Ben has more than ten years of experience working in the investment banking, private equity and software end-markets. Prior to DealCloud, Ben worked for the Charlotte-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners and also in M&A advisory with Harris Williams & Co. and Edgeview Partners. Ben is a co-founding member of DealCloud and works alongside the team to help create and execute the organization’s vision as the preeminent industry-specific software solution for professionals in the private capital markets.
Ben is a former director and board member at Reach for Excellence and Sustain Charlotte. He is also a member of the New York Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum tasked with creating local programs that will make a global impact.
Ben is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School and was awarded the William M. Rawls scholarship.
Lauren DillardExecutive Vice President and Head of Global Information Services
Executive Vice President and Head of Global Information Services
Lauren Dillard is Executive Vice President and Head of Global Information Services for Nasdaq. Global Information Services empowers the investment management community through transparency, data and analytics, and cutting-edge technology platforms. It includes market data from equity and options markets, index licensing that enables the creation of ETFs, and other lower‐cost investment products, investment analytics for public and private markets, and technology platforms that service institutional investors. Before joining Nasdaq, Dillard served as Head of Investment Solutions at The Carlyle Group, where she managed more than $40 billion in assets and 200 professionals across offices in six countries. She served on Carlyle’s Management Committee — as well as other various Carlyle committees throughout her tenure — and played a significant role in the firm’s strategic transactions, including the firm’s initial public offering. Dillard also 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 where she serves on the Audit Committee and Chairs the Compensation Committee. She is involved in multiple organizations advancing broad spectrum diversity across finance and technology.