Leadership Specialists

Leadership expertise for private equity, portfolio companies & management teams

Pre & Post Deal

We offer our clients the smartest insights on their potential & current leadership teams to help drive maximum returns. Our insights are derived from Drax’s role as the leading executive recruiter for private equity invested companies, heavily supported by our proprietary data platform drxDigital.

We support our clients with access, insights & opportunities to deal advisors, leadership development, & management teams. In a results driven environment our passion is leadership.


Leadership teams within private equity backed company environments often don’t require any more motivation to succeed. Our support is grounded in practical actions that individuals & teams can own.

Our capabilities are a blend from the best of psychology with actual leadership experience within a PE backed company. Authenticity is core to the situations in which we support.



We believe upper quartile exits occur when leadership is equal to the opportunity. But these are dynamic factors both capable of significant challenge & chance.

An exit is a hard data point measuring the effectiveness of the leadership team; it also presents a unique occasion to work towards a shared tangible future objective.




The Increasingly Pivotal Role of Data in Leadership Evaluation

This is the final article in a trilogy about leadership and the challenge of how companies can measure, and thus predict, the impact that leaders are going to have on their performance. The first article highlighted the difficulty in quantifying and predicting what...

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Graphite Capital acquires Ten10 from Livingbridge

Graphite Capital has backed Ten10, an independent quality engineering and software testing consultancy. Ten10 services help customers manage the commercial and financial risks involved in developing, implementing, upgrading and integrating software to enable them to...

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Ardian exits Gantner Technologies

Ardian has exited Gantner, a technology company specialising in electronic access, ticketing and billing systems. Headquartered in Austria, Gantner is a European manufacturer of systems that enable automatic and contactless identification, based on RFID (Radio...

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What do our clients say about us?

Sat Dhaiwal

Sat Dhaiwal

Chair of SRL Traffic Systems Ltd

"Drax were very approachable and down to earth and provided good communication and feedback."

Sat Dhaiwal
Simon Charles

Simon Charles

Group HR Director, Succession Wealth

"Their approach in assessing skills, experience and cultural fit is very thorough and professional."

Simon Charles
Graham Cooke

Graham Cooke

CEO, Zenergi

"I am delighted that we found the perfect individual who not only had the experience and expertise we required but really was a Zen person too."

Graham Cooke


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