Founded by Andy Sack, a Seattle-area entrepreneur and mentor to early-stage companies, Lighter Capital was one of the first lenders to use revenue-based financing to fund tech startups. Since 2012, we’ve provided over $75 million in growth capital to almost 200 startups.

Our goal is to revolutionize the business of startup finance and help founders maintain control of their companies—and their destinies.


Executive Team

Executive Team

Allen Johnson, Senior Managing Director, Investment Team


BJ Lackland, CEO


Molly Otter, CIO


John Roper, CTO


Joe Silver, Vice President of Finance


Investments and Servicing

Nneka Ezeabogu

Associate, Underwriting

Bella Gangnes

Servicing Operations Analyst

 

Hunter Guarino

Underwriting and Servicing Analyst

 

R. Branden Harper

Senior Director, Investment Team

Zach Hoene

Director, Investment Team

 

Jie Ji

Underwriting Manager

Masha Khusid

Director, Investment Team

 

Lucas Marshall

Associate, Investment Team

Scott Meyers

Associate, Underwriting

Sandhya Nakhasi

Underwriting & Servicing Manager

 

Jody Page

Director, Investment Team

Patrick Philley

Associate, Underwriting

Josh Palkki

Associate, Underwriting

Jon Prentice

Director, Investment Team

Finance

Kristi Finley


Executive Assistant

Jordan McIntosh


Financial Analyst

Jodi Paulson


Accounting Manager

Finance

Beth Brockerman

Office Manager

Kristi Finley

Executive Assistant

Jordan McIntosh

Financial Analyst

Jodi Paulson

Accounting Manager

Marketing

Caitlin Goetze


Head of Community

Rachel Goldstein


Vice President, Marketing

Andrea Oprel


Investment Coordinator

Marketing

Caitlin Goetze

Head of Community

Rachel Goldstein

Vice President, Marketing

Courtney Hollowell

Marketing Operations Associate

 

Tom Malcolm

Head of Partnerships

 

Andrea Oprel

Investment Coordinator

Engineering & Data

Luke Davis


Junior Software Engineer

Anna Effort


UX Designer

Scott Grohusky


Software Engineer

Taylor Jensen


Senior Software Engineer

Brad Lucas


Software Engineer

Steven Lynch


Senior Software Engineer

Lexine Pishue


Head of Front End and Systems Operations

Chen Zhou


Data Analyst

Engineering & Data

Luke Davis

Junior Software Engineer

Anna Effort

UX Designer

Scott Grohusky

Software Engineer

Taylor Jensen

Senior Software Engineer

Brad Lucas

Software Engineer

Steven Lynch

Senior Software Engineer

Lexine Pishue

Head of Front End and Systems Operations

Chen Zhou

Data Analyst

Board of Directors

Erik Benson

Managing Director, Voyager Capital

Rob Martin

Managing Partner, Echelon Capital

Andy Sack

Venture Capitalist & Lighter Capital Founder

Jeff Seely

Founder and former CEO for ShareBuilder Securities, Trustee of Washington State Investment Board

Marc Verissimo

Former Chief Risk Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Silicon Valley Bank

Investors