Lauren Dillard


Lauren Dillard is a Managing Director and Head of Carlyle’s Investment Solutions Group, where she also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.  Since joining Carlyle in 2002, she has held a series of positions including Head of Global Tax Department and Head of Global Equity Programs.  She was a member of the Firm’s Transaction Team where she played a significant role in transactions, including the Firm’s initial public offering.  She currently serves on the Firm’s Management Committee and is a board member of AlpInvest Partners.

Prior to 2002, she served in the Real Estate and Financial Services Group of the Tax Practice of Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Ms. Dillard is active in a range of leadership, philanthropic, and mentoring internal and external efforts to advance the role of women in private equity, including: founder and leader of Carlyle’s Women’s Employee Resource Group, member of the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN) and other industry initiatives.  She is also the recipient of the prestigious One Carlyle Award in recognition of her contributions to and support of the Firm’s collaborative culture.

Ms. Dillard received her B.S. in business administration from the University of Richmond and is based in New York.