June 26, 2023


CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 26, 2023  |  Tilia Holdings, LLC (“Tilia”), a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investing in the evolving midstream segment of the global food supply chain, announced today that Jonathan Hook has joined the Tilia team as Senior Advisor. 

In his capacity as Senior Advisor, Mr. Hook will advise Tilia on firm operations, growth plans, and governance. 

“Johannes and I have known Jonathan for a long time, and he has been a great advisor to the firm since its inception on a variety of topics,” commented Tilia Co-CEO & Managing Partner Eric Larson.  Tilia Co-CEO & Managing Partner Johannes Burlin added, “Having started three investment offices at large universities and foundations, Jonathan’s unique experiences and perspectives are invaluable as we build a long-term investment franchise in the food supply chain.  We are delighted to work with Jonathan in this capacity as Senior Advisor to our firm.”

Mr. Hook’s distinguished investment management career includes serving as a Chief Investment Officer for over two decades.  Most recently, Mr. Hook was The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s first Chief Investment Officer.  Mr. Hook also established the investment offices at both Baylor University and The Ohio State University as each institution’s first Chief Investment Officer.

“I have had the privilege of being an investor with Tilia since its inception and am very excited to continue working with the firm in this new capacity. I look forward to expanding my professional relationship with Eric, Johannes, and the Tilia team in this new role as Senior Advisor to the firm,” commented Mr. Hook.




Tilia is a Chicago-based private investment firm focused exclusively on making control investments in the evolving “farm-to-fork” segment of the global food supply chain. Tilia partners with growing, middle market companies who provide business services across the food supply chain and support leading, emerging and private-label CPG brands. The firm’s sector focused strategy is a successful approach to investments that spans three decades. Tilia’s deep understanding of operations enables a collaborative partnership approach with management and uniquely positions the firm to scale business service companies in the lower middle market. Through a value creation & governance model emphasizing stewardship, Tilia builds distinctive growth companies that enhance safety, nutrition & sustainability in the food supply chain.  For more information, please visit www.tiliallc.com.