Holly currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of Daniels & King. Prior to Prairie, Holly and her husband purchased Affy Tapple in 1995, a longtime Chicago Caramel Apple Manufacturer. Holly performed many management functions at the Company as a typical owner-operator. Prior to Affy Tapple, Holly was the Manager of Business Development at Video Arts, the US subsidiary of the company founded by Monty Python comedian, John Cleese. Holly began her career working at Sara Lee Corporation, most recently as Manager Special Projects. She led internal due diligence for corporate acquisitions and divestitures. Holly worked on a number of large acquisitions for Sara Lee, including Playtex, 3 international hosiery companies and several US-based food businesses. She started working in Internal Audit. Holly is a CPA.
Holly lives in Chicago with her husband and two children. She is an avid gardener, having won accolades for urban gardening design, and is a mom and wife in a hockey family.