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Lauren Dillard

Senior Managing Director,
Chief Financial Officer

Vista Equity Partners, Austin

Lauren Dillar, Senior Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer, Vista Equity Partners

Lauren Dillard joined Vista Equity Partners in 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Dillard serves as a member of Vista’s Executive Committee, the firm’s governing and decision-making body for matters affecting its overall management and strategic direction, and Vista’s Private Equity Management Committee, the firm’s decision-making body for matters affecting Vista’s overall private equity platform.

Prior to joining Vista, Ms. Dillard spent over two decades across the financial services and technology sectors. She most recently served as Executive Vice President of Investment Intelligence for Nasdaq and was responsible for leading the strategic direction of the fast-growing division, driving expansion across Nasdaq’s index. Before Nasdaq, Ms. Dillard spent 17 years at The Carlyle Group, serving, most recently, as Partner and Head of the Investment Solutions unit, overseeing more than $40 billion in assets and 200 professionals across offices in six countries. She also served as a member of Carlyle’s Management Committee and played significant roles on other leadership committees during her tenure. Prior to Carlyle, Ms. Dillard worked in the tax practice of Arthur Andersen.


B.S. in Accounting, University of Richmond