October 23, 2020


CHICAGO, IL – October 23, 2020  |  Tilia Holdings (“Tilia”), a Chicago-based private investment firm focused on business-to-business services for the food supply chain, is delighted to announce that Kathleen Quinn, former CFO of Ornua North America, has joined the team as an Operating Partner. 

Kathleen Quinn has more than two decades of experience as a Finance and Accounting professional specializing in the food industry.  Starting out in public accounting at various firms within the Chicagoland area, Kathleen served as CFO for Ornua North America (Kerrygold) for eight years before more recently working primarily as a consultant for growing food companies.  Kathleen has prior experience consulting with Tilia, offering guidance across various accounting and financial areas, and played a role in Eric Larson and Johannes Burlin’s prior investment in Safe Foods International Holdings, LLC.  Kathleen brings deep accounting and finance experience that will continue to benefit Tilia’s portfolio companies and their management teams.

Kathleen Quinn says, “I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Tilia and deepening my role to support financial stewardship in pursuit of continually improving results across all dimensions of capital.”

“We’ve worked with Kathleen for many years, and her focus on getting things right, down to the last detail, makes bringing her on to the Tilia team a natural fit. She is diligent in making sure each angle is accurately explored, has deep experience across the food industry, and is a great talent to work with,” expressed Johannes Burlin, Co-Founder of Tilia.


Tilia is a Chicago-based private investment firm focused exclusively on the food supply chain. Through an interdisciplinary approach to investing, Tilia partners with business services companies that support leading and emerging CPG brands. Tilia’s investment team has complementary skills across operations and finance and provides expertise in scaling and growing middle-market companies. Tilia’s sector-focused investment strategy has been cultivated across three-decades. Its governance process emphasizes stewardship in four types of capital: brand, human, social, and financial. For more information, please visit www.tiliallc.com.