The Principals
Karen Hill, Managing Partner

Karen A. Hill is a Managing Partner of Collina Ventures. Karen founded Baker Hill® in 1983 after working at FNB Denver, later acquired by Wells Fargo. Her pioneering work on an Apple IIe to automate the analysis of financial statements led her to start the company in her living room on an IBM PC.

Over the course of 20 years, she built a business that served over 1000 banks, primarily in the US, but also in Australia and Asia. In 2005 the business was acquired by Experian and was successfully transitioned for employees, clients, stockholders and Experian.

Karen serves on the board of several companies in addition to her role with Collina including BlueLock (, Cantaloupe TV ( and Conner Prairie (

She raised three daughters, supported their schools and communities in various capacities and inspired Baker Hill to serve the community of Central Indiana. Karen joined CICF’s Legacy Fund Grant Review Committee in January, 2010 and, with her husband Mark, recently accepted an invitation from St. Mary’s College to serve as the school’s Shannon Scholars for 2010.

She began her career with Touche Ross in Chicago, holds a BA from St. Marys College in Notre Dame, Indiana and and an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.


Mark Hill, Managing Partner

Mark E. Hill is a Managing Partner of Collina Ventures. Mark co-founded Baker Hill in 1983. Focusing on the banking industry, the company built software solutions focused on small business lending, serving over 1000 banks worldwide. In 2005, the company was acquired by Experian (EXPN.L), a global information company.

In addition to his role with Collina, Mark serves on the board of numerous companies, including Interactive Intelligence, (Nasdaq:ININ), Bluelock (, Navion Healthcare Solutions, a part of Ascension Health (, and Apparatus (

Previously Mark was an early investor and served on the boards of Pan Testing, which was acquired by Talx and Angel Learning, which was acquired by Blackboard.

Mark serves Central Indiana in various capacities, including active membership in CICP, CICF, United Way, and Techpoint. He is chairman of the local Indianapolis Teach for America board. He is an adjunct professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics.

He started his career at IBM and holds a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Watch Mark talk about execution.

Mark talks to the Indianapolis Star.

Mark talks about investing in early stage companies.

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