CASE STUDY -
Officeserve

When Christoph Haschka needed an interim CFO for his office food delivery business OfficeServe, part of The Food Solutions Group, he immediately got in touch with the Drax Interim team to see if they could help. Having already worked with Drax Partner Stuart Jansze on a previous interim hire, Christoph had been impressed by the way that Stuart had made the effort to keep in touch and stay updated about his business.

The Result

Within days, Stuart and his colleague Jack Hird had introduced Christoph to two suitable candidates. Within a week Christoph had signed up one of them, Maria Sanchez-Cortes, whose previous experience included senior financial roles at Motorola, Groupon and Lebara.

Christoph, the CEO of OfficeServe, said: “It was a really good process. The team at Drax really hit the ground running and within a week of getting the green light, Maria was sitting at her desk. It was absolutely fantastic and I couldn’t be happier in terms of her being a good fit for the role. She is outstanding, she works on all levels and is absolutely spot on.”

He added: “Of all the recruiters I work with, Drax is unique in terms of building relationships. They understand our business requirements, put the right candidates forward at the right time, and then deliver on getting people across the line. They really put the effort in, and not just in terms of one to one conversations, but in terms of the networking events they organise too. They would be my first call for a senior hire which is critical for the business, there is no question about that. I would absolutely recommend them.”

Maria Sanchez-Cortes, the interim CFO found by Drax for OfficeServe, said: “It was very straightforward dealing with Drax and they kept in contact regularly to make sure that everything was OK. I am very happy in my role at OfficeServe. The recruitment industry is a complicated one and it can be hard to find the good guys, but I would definitely put Drax in that category. There are a lot of people that I wouldn’t pick up the phone for, but I would absolutely pick up the phone to Drax. I would be very happy to recommend them and work with them again.”

“It was a really good process. The team at Drax really hit the ground running and within a week of getting the green light, Maria was sitting at her desk. It was absolutely fantastic and I couldn’t be happier in terms of her being a good fit for the role.”

Christoph Haschka
CEO, OfficeServe
“Our whole approach is based on building genuine long term relationships with both our clients and our candidates alike. It’s key to building successful relationships that we get to know not just the clients’ businesses but the individual clients and the individual candidates within our network. That way, when needed, we’re able to act swiftly and with accuracy to identify not only the right candidate in terms of necessary skills and experience, but also the right personality and cultural fit for that specific business.”