Who We Are

Adriana Garcia Ceja

Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder  

Adriana is the founder and sole principal of Bolivar Progress Partners. She has nearly a decade of expertise working in investment banking, corporate acquisition and strategy, as well as small business operations. Adriana holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Adriana sees herself as a “builder” and is excited to use her skills and experience to help grow a small business into a large one. With her background in investment banking and corporate M&A, she has a keen eye for identifying businesses with high potential and the ability to execute a growth plan.

She believes her mixed background gives her a unique perspective, allowing her to see opportunities that others may not. As a Latina woman, Adriana is also deeply committed to diversity and inclusion in the business world and is passionate about helping other women and minorities achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.

Adriana is a first-generation Mexican American. She moved to the US with her single mother at the age of six and has lived in Miami, New York, Atlanta, and Boston. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She is also children’s book Author & Non-profit Co-Founder for Camila Pudo Inc

Adriana and her husband, Taylor Vaiskunas, met in high school and have been married for six years. Taylor is a registered nurse with eight years of experience in medical and behavioral healthcare. This experience has given Adriana a unique perspective on the healthcare industry and inspired her to focus Bolivar’s investments in the healthcare sector. With her husband’s support, she is excited to embark on this new adventure.

In a world where private equity firms seem like a dime a dozen, Bolivar Progress Partners is different. We are a family business, not a typical private equity firm. And while we may be new to the scene, our team has the experience, dedication, and commitment to help your business reach its full potential.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you grow your business. We look forward to hearing from you!

Darrell Hanks

Strategy and operations

Darrell is involved in the sourcing efforts for Bolivar Progress Partners. He enjoys working closely with entrepreneurs, especially those who have built great healthcare businesses. As a Latino man, Darrell is also committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in business.

Prior to joining Bolivar, Darrell ran strategy and operations at PDQ.com, a high growth, private equity-backed SaaS company. Prior to PDQ.com, Darrell was an investor at Sorenson Capital where he focused on investing in private software and healthcare businesses. Darrell began his career as a financial analyst at J.P. Morgan in the Leveraged Finance group where he executed debt financings for companies across various industries.

Darrell graduated from Brigham Young University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He is currently pursuing an MBA from the Wharton School. He speaks Spanish and Albanian and enjoys playing basketball, attending concerts, and traveling with his wife.

Our Partners

Bolivar Health & Bolivar Progress Partners are backed by a group of experienced investors, including search fund veterans, successful entrepreneurs, and seasoned private equity professionals. Our investors have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our portfolio companies, and we are grateful for their support in helping us achieve our mission.
If you are interested in learning more about Bolivar or our investment criteria, please contact us.


Thank you for your time and interest.


Adriana Garcia Ceja & the Bolivar Progress Partners Team