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Women of Influence: Finance 2023 – Kara Hollis

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KARA HOLLIS
Vice President
Leonard Green & Partners

From financial modeling as an equity derivatives analyst at Goldman Sachs to scaling a hyper-growth SaaS security startup at Signal Sciences, Kara Hollis partners with management teams across industries to grow the earnings and profile of businesses across their life cycles.

Hollis left her job at Goldman Sachs to pursue a dual JD/MBA degree at Stanford and went on to join Leonard Green & Partners to invest across traditional buyouts, going-private transactions, recapitalizations, growth equity, and selective public equity and debt positions. She has worked across industries including consumer, business services, healthcare, and others. More specifically, she is actively involved with the boards of Insight Global, Veritext, Eyemart Express, Lakeshore Learning, Parts Town, and the Container Store. Outside of work, Hollis serves on the board of the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, which is focused on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness in the greater LA area.

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