Arthur Hollingsworth, Managing Partner
Mr. Hollingsworth is Managing Partner of five private equity funds with over $600 million under management. The Funds' portfolio companies collectively have $500 million in sales and 5,100 employees. He has 28 years of experience in private equity investing and investment banking with the funds mentioned above, Paine Webber Incorporated (now UBS), and First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse). He served on the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, was Chairman of the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, was Chairman of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, and also has served as the Vice Chairman of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority. Mr. Hollingsworth currently serves on the boards of Continental Electronics Corporation, Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Retirement Plan, Energy Steel Products, LLC (Chairman), Safety Storage, Inc., and Yellow Checker Cab Company of Dallas/Fort Worth, Inc. He is a former board member of the City of Dallas Reinvestment Zone Board, the City of Dallas Privatization Technical Subcommittee, the LBJ Executive Board, which developed the construction plan for IH 635 Freeway, and the University of Texas Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics Board of Visitors. A Harvard College Scholar, Arthur Hollingsworth earned an undergraduate degree in Economics from Harvard University and has served as Chairman of the Harvard Club of Dallas. He is an inductee in the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame for his role as Captain of the National Championship 1985 Harvard Rowing Team, as referenced in Devin Mahony's book, The Challenge. (Chicago: Contemporary Books, 1989. Print.) In January 2009, the Dallas Business Journal awarded Mr. Hollingsworth with the Community Impact Dealmaker of the Year award. He is a 2011 and 2012 Honoree in the Dallas Business Journal "Who's Who in Energy". Mr. Hollingsworth was honored as the 2014 Human Relations Award recipient at the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance's Annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet in February 2014. Past recipients of this award include Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert in 2008, and Omni Hotel & Resort CFO and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Development, Mike Garcia. A direct descendant of Alexander Hamilton, Mr. Hollingsworth serves on the Alexander Hamilton Friends Association Board of Directors.
John McGuire, Managing Director of Operations
Mr. John McGuire joined Lone Star Investment Advisors in June 2008, as Vice President of Operations. Mr. McGuire has over 25 years experience working for manufacturing and distribution companies, having filled numerous operational positions within Wang Computers, Western Digital, Nacco Material Handling, Radix Telecom, BE Aerospace, Schrader Electronics and K&D Plastics. Mr. McGuire used lean manufacturing techniques extensively throughout his career and his primary role with Lone Star Investment Advisors will be to work with, and assist, portfolio companies in evaluating current business processes and jointly determining opportunities to improve. Mr. McGuire will also assist with due diligence programs. Mr. McGuire holds an MBA from the University Of Ulster, Jordanstown, Northern Ireland and APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification.
David Landis, Vice President
Mr. Landis has over 14 years experience with private investments across a range of industries. Prior to joining Lone Star Investment Advisors, he was employed with Cogent Partners, a specialist investment bank where he served as Principal since 2007. Prior to joining Cogent, Mr. Landis was an Associate with the private equity firm New Capital Partners, in both the Birmingham, AL and Dallas, TX offices.
Mr. Landis earned his MBA at the University of Texas at Austin, and his BBA at Mercer University.
Mr. Landis currently montiors Teton Buildings, Green Energy Oilfield Services, State Service Company, and Tote Systems.
Eric Juers, Financial Controller
Mr. Juers joined Lone Star Investment Advisors in 2015. At the portfolio company level his responsibilities include monitoring and the compilation of monthly financial reporting. Through 2016, Mr. Juers also administered and managed a complex health care plan, coordinating and managing coverage for nearly 700 participants. At the fund level, his responsibilities include financial analysis and reporting, investor relations, banking, treasury and tax functions. Mr. Juers earned his BBA from Campbell University.
Carol Shine, Office Manager
Ms. Shine joined Lone Star in April 2003 as an Executive Assistant to the Managing Partners. She has 20 yrs. Executive Assistant and Office Management experience.
LaQuita Black, Administrative Assistant
LaQuita Black joined Lone Star in October 2015. Prior to becoming a full-time employee, Ms. Black assisted the team on a contract basis from March 2015. LaQuita’s prior experience includes 6 years overseas as a Government Contractor for the U.S. Military – as a Billeting and Logistics Coordinator, and 11 years experience with JCPenney Corporate Office as a Production and Support Representative.