Lúcia Soares is the Chief Information Officer and Head of Technology Transformation at Carlyle. In this role, Ms. Soares is responsible for driving the firm’s global technology strategy and leading the firmwide Global Technology Solutions organization.
Previously, Ms. Soares was Managing Director and Chief Information Officer of Global Portfolio Solutions at Carlyle. Ms. Soares has provided technology advisory to Carlyle investment teams and has worked with portfolio company executive teams leveraging technology to transform business operations and outcomes. In the last two years, Ms. Soares has driven approximately $250 million in value creation for Carlyle’s investments globally through cost savings, cost avoidance, and revenue growth initiatives. She is based in Menlo Park, California.
Ms. Soares has served as a director on the board of several Carlyle investments including The Hilb Group and Hexaware where her significant contributions include driving data transformation, top-line revenue growth and cost optimization opportunities, and accelerating strategic partnerships to enable company growth and scalability.
Prior to joining Carlyle in 2019, Ms. Soares was a Managing Director at Health2047 leading venture formations that addressed U.S. healthcare challenges. Before Health 2047, she spent 15 years at Johnson & Johnson, serving in a variety of executive roles. As CIO and board member of multiple high-growth medical device businesses, she created technology strategies to grow and optimize businesses with the use of technology. 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, and earned an MBA from San Jose State University, a Masters in Literature from UC Santa Cruz, and a B.A. in Foreign Languages from San Jose State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.