Who We Are

Auxano Holdings makes investments in food and agricultural product companies. Our approach is customer and team focused to ensure alignment of our capital with strategic growth opportunities for businesses in which we invest. Our financial sponsor is Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners, an affiliate of NGP Energy Capital Management, a leading investment firm in the natural resources sector, with approximately $19.8 billion in cumulative committed capital under management since its inception in 1988.


The Auxano Advantage

We're a strong source of private capital, have an ability to close quickly, provide flexible deal structures, respect existing management structures, and come to the table with extensive food and agricultural industry knowledge. Most of all, we operate with high integrity, and do business with a strong sense of Midwestern values.


How We Work

We'll team with existing management in two ways:


We'll make your current business more efficient.

We'll make your current business more valuable.


Our Job Is Growth


Tim Newkirk | Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Tim Newkirk has over 20 years of experience in operations, strategy, and executive leadership. He was the CEO of MGP Ingredients, Inc., a specialty wheat starch and protein manufacturer, and the largest beverage alcohol producer in North America (NASDAQ: MGPI). Prior to that, Tim was COO for Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation, the bioenergy division of Abengoa S.A., one of the world's largest bioenergy companies (NASDAQ: ABGB).

Tim can be reached at: tnewkirk@auxanoholdings.com


Paul Geist | Principal & Chief Financial Officer

Paul Geist has over 25 years of financial and executive leadership experience. He was the CFO of American Italian Pasta Company (NASDAQ: AIPC), the largest manufacturer and marketer of dry pasta in North America. Prior to that, Paul held CFO positions at Westar Energy (NYSE: WR) and Houlihan's Restaurant Group, Inc., and VP/Controller positions at Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) and Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ: PBPB).

Paul can be reached at: pgeist@auxanoholdings.com


Scott Phillips | Principal & Chief Operating Officer

Scott Phillips has over 25 years of supply chain and executive leadership experience. He previously served in the role of Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations with MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGPI). Prior to that, Scott held a number of key supply chain positions at General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and in the Quaker Oats division of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP).

Scott can be reached at: sphillips@auxanoholdings.com


Bob Schuller | Principal & General Counsel

Bob Schuller has over 25 years of legal and executive leadership experience. He's served as General Counsel to a number of public and privately held companies, including American Italian Pasta Company (NASDAQ: AIPC) and Farmland Industries, Inc., a large agricultural cooperative with beef and pork processing and marketing businesses.

Bob can be reached at: bschuller@auxanoholdings.com



8700 Monrovia, Suite 310
Lenexa, KS 66215
T: (913) 647-7525
E: info@auxanoholdings.com


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