Reid Tileston, MBA ’15
Chairman and Operator in Charge, Giddings Hawkins
Reid Tileston’s expertise is derived from 15 years of successful, on-the-ground entrepreneurial business ownership experience; acquiring, opening, growing, and selling four companies in addition to his academic research. Reid achieved a return multiple of invested capital (MOIC) of over 10x on his most recent acquisition and was a top-performing Anytime Fitness franchisee. Reid has worked with leading brands such as Harley Davidson, The Milwaukee Bucks, John Deere, Tough Mudder, and Microsoft and has been featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Crain’s Chicago.
Reid is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Economics; Chicago Booth with an MBA in general management and entrepreneurship; and is a Doctoral Student at Case Western doing a dissertation on Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition. Reid is well-positioned to help entrepreneurial owners in waiting to experience the freedom, autonomy, and self-expression of entrepreneurial business ownership.