June 16, 2023


Marisa Vavruska and Andrew King join Tilia as Vice Presidents.

CHICAGO, IL – June 16, 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 Marisa Vavruska and Andrew King have joined the firm as Vice Presidents. 

Ms. Vavruska joins Tilia from Pritzker Private Capital, where she recently served as a Vice President. She began her career in the consulting practice at PwC and also served as a Senior Associate at Citi. Ms. Vavruska holds a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Mr. King joins Tilia following completion of his MBA degree at The Wharton School with majors in Business & Sustainability, Operations, and Management. He began his career at Main Street Capital Corporation and recently served as a Senior Associate at Pritzker Private Capital. Mr. King holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Notre Dame.

“We are thrilled to welcome two talented members to our investment team as we continue to execute our strategy of identifying and partnering with services companies in the food supply chain,” commented Tilia Managing Director and Chief of Staff, Rob Celin. Managing Director JD Elder added, “Marisa and Andrew bring unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds to Tilia, including direct investing and consulting experience in the food supply chain and adjacent sectors. We are pleased to continue building and strengthening our talented and growing team.”


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.