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 and other private companies.    

Email: hollie@luminatecapital.com

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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 and PDI.

Email: scott@luminatecapital.com

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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 and AMTdirect.

Email: sanjay@luminatecapital.com

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.

Email: mark@luminatecapital.com

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.

Email: dave@luminatecapital.com

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John Hough

John Hough is an Associate at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA.  Prior to joining Luminate, John worked in investment banking at Robert W. Baird and Sandler O’Neill. John graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance.

Email: john@luminatecapital.com

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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.

Email: joey@luminatecapital.com

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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.

Email: mark.haidet@luminatecapital.com

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Katherine Dowling

Katherine Dowling is a Senior Advisor to Luminate Capital Partners.    Prior to Luminate, she served as Head of Legal and Investor Relations at Thoma Bravo, an Assistant United States Attorney (federal prosecutor) in the Northern District of California, an executive at Esprit de Corps, and a Technology Investment Banker at Thomas Weisel Partners, Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities and Credit Suisse First Boston.  She holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from the University of Virginia.

Email: katherine@luminatecapital.com

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 and other private companies.    

Email: hollie@luminatecapital.com

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 and AMTdirect.

Email: sanjay@luminatecapital.com

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.

Email: dave@luminatecapital.com

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John Hough

John Hough is an Associate at Luminate Capital Partners and is based in San Francisco, CA.  Prior to joining Luminate, John worked in investment banking at Robert W. Baird and Sandler O’Neill. John graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance.

Email: john@luminatecapital.com

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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.

Email: joey@luminatecapital.com

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 and PDI.

Email: scott@luminatecapital.com

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.

Email: mark@luminatecapital.com

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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.

Email: mark.haidet@luminatecapital.com

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Katherine Dowling

Katherine Dowling is a Senior Advisor to Luminate Capital Partners.    Prior to Luminate, she served as Head of Legal and Investor Relations at Thoma Bravo, an Assistant United States Attorney (federal prosecutor) in the Northern District of California, an executive at Esprit de Corps, and a Technology Investment Banker at Thomas Weisel Partners, Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities and Credit Suisse First Boston.  She holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA from the University of Virginia.

Email: katherine@luminatecapital.com