Pritzker Group hired Kristi Dula as its first network relationship manager. Based in Chicago, Dula will be responsible for facilitating relationships for Pritzker’s family of companies, connecting them with the firm’s network of experts, strategic partners and potential customers.
Most recently, Dula was strategic account manager for Kapow, an online marketplace and corporate event provider. Prior to Kapow, she was vice president of events and content creation for 1871, the Chicago-based technology incubator.
CHICAGO, March 7, 2016 — Pritzker Group today announced that Kristi Dula has joined the firm as its first network relationship manager.
Based in Pritzker Group’s Chicago office, Dula is an accomplished sales and operations professional with extensive experience developing corporate partnerships and building community relationships. She will be responsible for facilitating relationships for Pritzker Group’s family of companies, connecting them with the firm’s wide network of experts, strategic partners and potential customers.
Dula served as a strategic account manager for Kapow, an online marketplace and corporate event provider, where she developed sales and solution processes to manage the company’s top ten tech accounts, including Adobe, Apple and Google. Prior to Kapow, Dula was vice president of events and content creation for 1871, the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center’s flagship technology incubator. Dula operationalized 1871’s focus on connecting businesses, organizers and entrepreneurs during its early stages and oversaw all marketing, communications and logistics efforts for more than 1,500 events.
“Our family of companies, across Pritzker Group Private Capital and Pritzker Group Venture Capital, generate billions in revenue and count every Fortune 50 company as a customer. Kristi will help us harness our relationships to create even more value for our current and future partner companies,” said J.B. Pritzker, Managing Partner of Pritzker Group.
Dula holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University.
About Pritzker Group
Pritzker Group, led by Tony and J.B. Pritzker, has three principal investment teams: Private Capital, which acquires and operates leading North America-based companies; Venture Capital, which provides multi-stage venture funding to technology companies throughout the United States; and Asset Management, which partners with top-performing investment managers across global public markets.
Pritzker Group Private Capital acquires North America-based middle-market companies with leading positions in the manufactured products, services and healthcare sectors. The firm’s permanent, proprietary capital base allows for efficient decision making, broad flexibility with transaction structure and investment horizon, and alignment with management teams focused on creating long-term value. Pritzker Group brings significant resources, expertise and credibility in building businesses and is an ideal partner for entrepreneur- and family-owned companies.
Pritzker Group Venture Capital helps entrepreneurs build market-leading technology companies at every stage of their growth. Since its founding in 1996, the firm has worked side-by-side with entrepreneurs at more than 100 companies, building partnerships based on trust and integrity. The firm’s proprietary capital structure allows for tremendous flexibility, and its experienced team of investment professionals and entrepreneurs offers companies a vast network of strategic relationships and guidance. Successful exits in recent years include Fleetmatics (NYSE: FLTX), SinglePlatform (acquired by Constant Contact), Zinch (acquired by Chegg), Playdom (acquired by Disney), LeftHand Networks (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), and TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster).
For more information, visit pritzkergroup.com.