The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City looks forward to welcoming Mark Zenuk, Managing Partner of Tillridge to the Council's June luncheon meeting. Mark is pioneering a new approach — private equity has traditionally shunned agricultural investments because of the roller-coaster returns. Mark has long been at the center of agribusiness and high finance and he has assembled some significant investors who are actively investing in agriculture today.
Mark is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Tillridge Capital Partners, where he leverages his global reputation and 29-year industry expertise in acquiring and operating large scale assets in the storage, processing, packaging, transportation and merchandising of agricultural commodities and ingredients. Tillridge’s investing philosophy is to align with high quality management teams who have an edge in a particular agribusiness vertical and support them to execute on a buy-build and optimize strategy.
Prior to Tillridge, Mark was a Managing Director at NGP Energy Capital Management. During his six years at NGP, he was a member of the Investment Committee leading agribusiness investments.
Prior to joining NGP, Mark served in many executive leadership roles with Archer Daniels Midland Company. Residing in Canada, the United States, and Europe, he most recently served as President of the Oilseeds Business Unit, the largest Global Business Unit at ADM, comprising over $24 billion in sales and operating profit of $1.3 billion. The business unit operated 116 inland terminals, and 112 oilseed, crushing, refining, packaging, and industrial facilities. In 2005, he was elected as a Corporate Officer of ADM. From 2000 to 2007, Mark served ADM as Managing Director for Europe and Asia, Senior VP North American and European Oils, Fats, and Biodiesel, VP North American Oils and Fats, and VP Moormans/ ADM Animal Health and Nutrition.
Prior to joining ADM, he served as General Manager Commodity Marketing Group for the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Marketing Manager for the Canadian Wheat Board.
Mark received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Saskatchewan.