Our Board

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

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.


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 serves on the board of Comply365 and Conexiom. 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.



Trent Derr

Trent Derr has held leadership roles in the software and technology industries for more than 25 years. Mr. Derr was President and CEO of Syntex Management Systems, an Operational Risk Management software company, where he successfully grew the company’s dominant market share in the energy and chemical verticals. Syntex was acquired by IHS (NYSE: IHS) in the fall of 2010. Prior to Syntex, Mr. Derr was Chief Operating Officer for P2 Energy Solutions, a leading technology provider to upstream energy companies. He was Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Novoforum, a supply chain integration company providing software as a service (SaaS) solutions to energy and chemical companies. In addition, Mr. Derr has held senior positions with SAP, Oracle, Software 2000, and PriceWaterhouse.

Travis Parigi


Travis Parigi is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer at LiquidFrameworks.  Travis focuses on growing our software platform and evangelizing its benefits to customers.  He plays an active role in our technology, architecture and overall product vision.  Prior to LiquidFrameworks, Travis was a founding member and served as a Senior Engagement Manager for Emerging, Inc., an e-Business professional services firm funded by Austin Ventures and Benchmark Capital with offices across the US.  While at Emerging, Travis successfully managed and delivered multiple projects for several clients in the B2C and B2B space using a variety of technologies.  In 1994, Travis joined BSG Alliance, a global professional services firm focused on delivering software solutions to multiple industries.  BSG was acquired by Michigan-based CBSI in 1999.  Travis maintains a strong knowledge of software architecture, mobile technology and holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Whether you’re interested in our software, our support services, the ConnectFX conference or wondering what it’s like to work at LiquidFrameworks, we’d love to get connected with you!


When you schedule a demo, our team will contact you right away to find out exactly what you’re looking for, and tailor the demo for your interest and industry.