LIESL MACDONALD

Liesl joined Pioneer Capital in 2015 and assists portfolio companies alongside management with the execution of key value creation projects, in particular strategic acquisitions and partnerships.  She is currently working with Molemap on its expansion strategy and is also a director of Molemap and Lifestream.  Prior to Pioneer Capital, Liesl was M&A Manager at Waterlogic […]

JULIA ROLLESTON

Julia joined Pioneer Capital in 2023 and assists with analysis, research and transaction execution. She is currently involved in Pioneer Capital’s investments in anihana, Parkable, Raglan Food Co, Tally Group, Fertility Associates and Rockit Global. Prior to Pioneer Capital, Julia was a Senior Analyst in the KPMG Mergers and Acquisitions Team.

LAURA MCKINNIE

Laura joined Pioneer Capital in 2021 and assists with analysis, research and transaction execution across both private equity and private debt. She is currently involved in Pioneer Capital’s investments in Izon, GEO, Optimal Workshop, Bluelab, Coffee Supreme and The Rees, and was involved in Waikato Milking Systems. Prior to Pioneer Capital, Laura was a Senior […]

BRIGITTE DE LAMBERT

Brigitte joined Pioneer Capital in 2017 and assists with both managing investments as well as investment due diligence and execution. She is currently involved with Pioneer Capital’s investments in Fertility Associates, Laybuy, Smartfoods, Molemap, and Magic Memories. Brigitte was previously involved in Pioneer’s investments in Bluelab and Natural Pet Food Group.  Prior to Pioneer Capital, […]

JAMES OLIVER

James joined Pioneer Capital in 2021 and assists with sourcing and managing investments. He is currently a director of Coffee Supreme, Optimal Workshop and Raglan Food Co, and is involved with Pioneer Capital’s investment in Rockit Global. Prior to Pioneer Capital, James ran a boutique strategy and investment consulting firm and was a Principal at […]

SHAYNE SHEPHERD

Shayne joined Pioneer Capital in 2017 and assists with sourcing and managing investments and leads our private debt programme. He is currently a director of Tally Group, and oversees Pioneer Capital’s Izon, Parkable, anihana and Geo private debt investments. Shayne was previously a director of The Rees, Laybuy, Konnect and Smartfoods and was also previously […]

BEN FLAY

Ben re-joined Pioneer Capital in 2021 and focusses on sourcing and managing investments.  He is currently a director of Bluelab and Molemap and was involved with Pioneer Capital’s investments in WhereScape and Waikato Milking Systems. He is also a New Zealand Private Capital Association council member. Prior to re-joining Pioneer Capital, Ben was an Investment […]

TOM GODDARD

Tom joined Pioneer Capital in 2018 and focuses with sourcing and managing investments.  He is currently director of Coffee Supreme, Fertility Associates, Raglan Food Co and Smartfoods and is involved with Pioneer Capital’s investments in Tom & Luke and Magic Memories.  Prior to Pioneer Capital, Tom was a Manager at Antipodes Capital, and before that […]

CRAIG STYRIS

Craig joined Pioneer Capital in 2008 soon after the firm’s establishment and leads sourcing and managing investments.  He is currently a director of Bluelab, Smartfoods, Rockit Global and Magic Memories and was previously a director of Laybuy, Natural Pet Food Group, Pet Doctors, Pukeko Pictures, Moa Group and INRO. He was also a New Zealand […]

RANDAL BARRETT

Randal co-founded Pioneer Capital in 2005 and leads the firm’s relationships, sourcing and managing investments. He is currently a director of The Rees and Lifestream, is involved with Pioneer Capital’s investments in Tally Group, Fertility Associates and Molemap, was previously a director of Waikato Milking Systems, Smartfoods, OMNI, Konnect, Orion Health subsidiary HealthLink and Natural […]