Stephen Davis, Partner
Stephen Davis is a Partner at Banneker Partners and has been an active investor in technology companies since 2000. Banneker Partners focuses on making investments in software, internet/digital media and business services companies. Prior to Banneker Partners, Mr. Davis co-founded Vista Equity Partners, was a Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston and practiced mergers and acquisitions and securities law in New York with Debevoise & Plimpton and Kirkland & Ellis. Mr. Davis graduated from Carleton College and has a JD and MBA from Columbia University.
Mr. Davis is on the boards of several private companies including Genesys Telecommunications, Ancestry.com and IQMS. Mr. Davis is also on the Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation and the Board of Directors at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, California. Mr. Davis and his wife Jill Cowan have three children who attend school in the Bay Area.
Matthew McDonald, Partner
Matt McDonald is a Partner at Banneker Partners and has spent the past decade in technology operations and investing. Previously, Mr. McDonald was a Principal of Corporate Development at Square, Inc. Prior, he spent 8 years in software-focused Private Equity, including time as a Director at CVC Capital Partners, and approximately 7 years at Vista Equity Partners in a variety of investing and operating roles, including time spent as Director of Strategy at portfolio Company, Misys. Prior to joining Vista in 2008, he spent 2005-2008 as a Product Design Engineer at Apple. He holds seven patents.
Mr. McDonald holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and an M.S. in Engineering Management with Honors from Santa Clara University. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and son.
Harjot Sachdeva, Operating Partner
Harjot Sachdeva is an Operating Partner at Banneker Partners. Harjot focuses on operational excellence to drive value. Previously, Mr. Sachdeva was an operations executive with K1 Investment Management, where he worked on improving performance of portfolio companies through close collaboration with their management teams. Before that, he served as the Chief Customer Officer at a HCM software company – Vibe Inc. Prior, Mr. Sachdeva worked at Vista Equity Partners, where he implemented best practices at portfolio companies including Relias Learning, Lanyon, Misys, Websense and ACTIVE Network. Mr. Sachdeva honed his software operations skills while working at JDA/i2 Technologies for 16 years.
Mr. Sachdeva holds a B.S. in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Delhi University, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University. He resides in Dallas with his wife and twins.
Kyle Hufford, Vice President
Kyle Hufford is a Vice President and Head of Business Development at Banneker Partners. Kyle focuses on developing investment themes and relationships with founders, CEO’s, and intermediaries to source investment opportunities for the fund. Kyle was previously a Director of Business Development at Serent Capital Partners, a private equity firm in San Francisco where he focused on sourcing investments in enterprise software and tech-enabled service companies.
Prior to Serent, Kyle was an investment banker at Dinan & Company and worked with a wide ranging variety of private equity and corporate clients to originate and evaluate proprietary acquisitions. Mr. Hufford has a B.S. in Business Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.
Terrance Bei, Senior Associate
Terrance Bei is a Senior Associate at Banneker Partners. At Banneker, Terrance focuses on evaluating investment opportunities and providing operational support to Banneker's portfolio companies. Previously, Terrance worked on investments in vertical software and tech-enabled services businesses at Serent Capital.
Prior to that he worked at McKinsey & Company serving global technology companies, healthcare organizations, and leading private equity firms across areas such as market due diligence, operations, growth strategy, and marketing & sales. Terrance holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Joseph Oberholtzer, Analyst
Joseph Oberholtzer is an Analyst at Banneker Partners. Joseph focuses on investment analysis and execution, industry research and portfolio company support. Joseph was previously an Analyst at Vaquero Capital, an investment banking and advisory firm focused on the technology industry, where he was responsible for financial due diligence and transaction execution.
Prior to Vaquero, Joseph was a Consultant in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice at FTI Consulting. Joseph graduated from The University of Southern California, cum laude, with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Corporate Finance.