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Lightyear Capital adds head of fundraising

Monday, February 28, 2022
Opalesque Industry Update - Lightyear Capital, a New York-based private equity firm focused on financial services, today announced that it has hired Courtney Sullivan as Managing Director and Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations. She joins Lightyear from Inverness Graham Investments, a private investment firm that specializes in high-growth, innovative manufacturing, technology and service companies, where she was head of investor relations.

Lightyear also announced that Managing Director Natalie Ings was appointed to the firm's Investment Committee, where as part of the senior leadership team, she is focused on enhancing value and driving growth at Lightyear's portfolio companies.

"Lightyear is distinguished by our talented team members who are core to our long-term success. We welcome Courtney and know she will be a great asset to the firm with her strong track record of fundraising and building sustainable relationships with investors. We are also pleased to appoint Natalie to the Investment Committee. In her six years at Lightyear, she has proven to be a valued and trusted senior leader and is a big part of our successful performance and growth over the years," said Mark F. Vassallo, Managing Partner of Lightyear.

Ms. Sullivan worked at Inverness Graham Investments from 2009 - 2022 as head of fundraising and investor relations and marketing. Prior to Inverness Graham she was a Fundraising Associate at Graham Partners and she received a BS from St. Joseph's University.

Prior to joining Lightyear, Ms. Ings was a Private Equity Controller at Och-Ziff Capital Management and a Senior Vice President, Head of Finance, at Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. Ms. Ings holds a B.Com. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Sydney and a M.Fin. from INSEAD. She is an Australian Chartered Accountant.

Lightyear also announced the following promotions:

Trevor Pieri, Principal, Investment Team

Ben Strumeier, Principal and Assistant General Counsel

Noah Liff, Vice President, Investment Team

Jacobo Ochoa, Senior Associate, Investment Team

Josh Chawla, Senior Associate, Portfolio Solutions

Joe Raio, Senior Associate, Investment Team

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