Our Team

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Hollie Haynes

Hollie Moore Haynes is the Founder and Managing Partner of Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to founding Luminate, Hollie focused on software private equity investing at Silver Lake.  Earlier in her career she worked in private equity at Hellman & Friedman and in investment banking at Morgan Stanley & Co. She graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics and received an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.  

Hollie serves on the boards of Blackline, Oversight Systems, Fintech, Comply365, StarCompliance,  AMTdirect, Conexiom and other private companies.    

 

Investment Team

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Sanjay Palakshappa

Sanjay Palakshappa is a Principal at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining Luminate, Sanjay was an investment professional at Thoma Bravo. Before Thoma Bravo, Sanjay was an investment banker at Harris Williams & Co. Sanjay graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in Economics.

Sanjay serves on the boards of Oversight Systems, Comply365, AMTdirect and Conexiom.

 

Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich is a Vice President at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Luminate, Dave was an investment professional at Mainsail Partners. Prior to Mainsail, Dave was a technology investment banker at RBC Capital Markets. Dave received his M.A. in Finance and his B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Dave serves on the board of StarCompliance and Conexiom.

 

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Joey Maloney

Joey Maloney is an Associate at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining Luminate, Joey was a technology investment banker at Arbor Advisor and a management consultant at Waterstone Management Group. Joey graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in International Business.

 

Administrative Team

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Kate Scott

Kate is the Director of Finance at Luminate and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining Luminate, she worked in finance and compliance with Western Technology Investment (WTI). Prior to WTI, she was with Deloitte & Touche in both the audit group in London, England and the mergers & acquisitions accounting group in San Francisco. Kate holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.Sc. in European Political Economy from The London School of Economics. She is a chartered accountant in England and Wales and a California CPA (inactive).

 

Operating Partners

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Scott Kingsfield

Scott Kingsfield is an Operating Partner at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in Atlanta, GA.  Prior to Luminate, Scott served as President of the Retail Division at NCR. Before joining NCR he held multiple executive roles at Radiant Systems, which was known as the leading provider of technology solutions to the retail and hospitality industry. Scott began his career as a management consultant  with Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse. Scott received his B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University.

Scott serves on the boards of Fintech, Oversight Systems, StarCompliance Conexiom and PDI.

Mark Pierce

Mark Pierce

Mark Pierce is an Operating Partner at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to Luminate, Mark was CEO of MarketLive, an eCommerce software platform provider.  Mark previously led PRA, an application development and consulting firm focused on the retail sector, and was an EVP at marchFIRST.  Earlier in his career, Mark was a Partner at Prophet Brand Strategy and an executive at Accenture and Procter and Gamble. Mark received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College.

Mark serves on the board of Comply365 and Conexiom.

 

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Mark Haidet

Mark Haidet is an Operating Partner at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in Atlanta, GA. Prior to Luminate, Mark founded and served as CEO of Orderly, a restaurant technology company and co-founded the restaurant group Takorea. He was also a founding partner of Actuate Partners, a technology investment group and advisor to Silver Lake. Earlier in his career he held various positions including CFO at Radiant Systems, which was known as the leading provider of technology solutions to the retail and hospitality industry before being acquired by NCR. Mark began his career as a management consultant and accountant with Arthur Andersen. Mark received his B.S. in Accounting at Miami University.

Mark serves on the boards of Oversight Systems, StarCompliance and AMTdirect.

 

Community Leaders

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Paul Austin

Paul Austin is the Community Liaison for Luminate Capital and is the Executive Director of PLAY, a non-profit organization based in Marin County that seeks to promote unification of communities through collective activities. Prior to joining Luminate and founding PLAY, Paul was the Recreation Director of the Marin City Community Services District.  As Community Liaison, Paul fosters partnerships and programs that bridge different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Paul holds a B.A. in Psychology from Dominican University.

Our Team

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Hollie Haynes

Hollie Moore Haynes is the Founder and Managing Partner of Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to founding Luminate, Hollie focused on software private equity investing at Silver Lake.  Earlier in her career she worked in private equity at Hellman & Friedman and in investment banking at Morgan Stanley & Co. She graduated from Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics and received an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.  

Hollie serves on the boards of Blackline, Oversight Systems, Fintech, Comply365, StarCompliance, AMTdirect, Conexiom and other private companies.    

 

Investment Team

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Sanjay Palakshappa

Sanjay Palakshappa is a Principal at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining Luminate, Sanjay was an investment professional at Thoma Bravo. Before Thoma Bravo, Sanjay was an investment banker at Harris Williams & Co. Sanjay graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. in Economics.

Sanjay serves on the boards of Oversight Systems, Comply365, AMTdirect and Conexiom.

Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich

Dave Ulrich is a Vice President at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco. Prior to joining Luminate, Dave was an investment professional at Mainsail Partners. Prior to Mainsail, Dave was a technology investment banker at RBC Capital Markets. Dave received his M.A. in Finance and his B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Dave serves on the board of StarCompliance and Conexiom.

 

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Joey Maloney

Joey Maloney is an Associate at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining Luminate, Joey was a technology investment banker at Arbor Advisor and a management consultant at Waterstone Management Group. Joey graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in International Business.

 

Administrative Team

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Kate Scott

Kate is the Director of Finance at Luminate and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining Luminate, she worked in finance and compliance with Western Technology Investment (WTI). Prior to WTI, she was with Deloitte & Touche in both the audit group in London, England and the mergers & acquisitions accounting group in San Francisco. Kate holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.Sc. in European Political Economy from The London School of Economics. She is a chartered accountant in England and Wales and a California CPA (inactive).

 

Operating Partners

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Scott Kingsfield

Scott Kingsfield is an Operating Partner at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in Atlanta, GA.  Prior to Luminate, Scott served as President of the Retail Division at NCR. Before joining NCR he held multiple executive roles at Radiant Systems, which was known as the leading provider of technology solutions to the retail and hospitality industry. Scott began his career as a management consultant  with Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse. Scott received his B.A. in Finance from Georgia State University.

Scott serves on the boards of Fintech, Oversight Systems, StarCompliance, Conexiom and PDI.

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Mark Haidet

Mark Haidet is an Operating Partner at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in Atlanta, GA. Prior to Luminate, Mark founded and served as CEO of Orderly, a restaurant technology company and co-founded the restaurant group Takorea. He was also a founding partner of Actuate Partners, a technology investment group and advisor to Silver Lake. Earlier in his career he held various positions including CFO at Radiant Systems, which was known as the leading provider of technology solutions to the retail and hospitality industry before being acquired by NCR. Mark began his career as a management consultant and accountant with Arthur Andersen. Mark received his B.S. in Accounting at Miami University.

Mark serves on the boards of Oversight Systems, StarCompliance and AMTdirect.

 

Mark Pierce

Mark Pierce

Mark Pierce is an Operating Partner at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to Luminate, Mark was CEO of MarketLive, an eCommerce software platform provider.  Mark previously led PRA, an application development and consulting firm focused on the retail sector, and was an EVP at marchFIRST.  Earlier in his career, Mark was a Partner at Prophet Brand Strategy and an executive at Accenture and Procter and Gamble. Mark received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College.

Mark serves on the board of Comply365 and Conexiom.

 

Community Leaders

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Paul Austin

Paul Austin is the Community Liaison for Luminate Capital and is the Executive Director of PLAY, a non-profit organization based in Marin County that seeks to promote unification of communities through collective activities. Prior to joining Luminate and founding PLAY, Paul was the Recreation Director of the Marin City Community Services District.  As Community Liaison, Paul fosters partnerships and programs that bridge different cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Paul holds a B.A. in Psychology from Dominican University.