Lúcia Soares is a Managing Director and Portfolio Chief Information Officer Americas at The Carlyle Group. Ms. Soares provides information technology advisory to Carlyle investment teams and optimizes portfolio company performance by partnering with chief executive officers around information technology transformation opportunities and risks facing their businesses. She is based in Menlo Park, CA.
Previously, Ms. Soares was Managing Director at Health2047, leading venture formations that addressed U.S. healthcare challenges. She spent 15 years at Johnson & Johnson, serving a variety of executive roles. As Chief Information Officer and board member of multiple high-growth medical device businesses, she created technology strategies to grow and optimize businesses with the use of technology. She also pioneered the start of Johnson & Johnson’s enterprise Health Tech Strategy organization, introducing revenue-generating opportunities in key market strongholds, leading digital product design teams and launching technology partnerships. Ms. Soares began her career working for an early Internet professional services agency, USWeb / marchFIRST, where she partnered with clients to build first-generation web solutions and built the west coast User Experience practice.
Ms. Soares completed Executive Education coursework at Harvard Business School. She earned an MBA from San Jose State, an MA from University of California, Santa Cruz and a BA in foreign languages from San Jose State, where she graduated summa cum laude.