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Drax & TPA

DRAX has developed a close working relationship with TPA Capital. We have placed Chairs into a number of their portfolio companies, including IBA, Bis Henderson, Barwick and Pallet-Track. In addition, DRAX secured the Chief Executive Officer of IBA and the Chief Financial Officers of Bis Henderson and Barwick. Speaking to Ravi Aujla, Partner at TPA Capital about his experience working with DRAX, Ravi said “We use DRAX for the majority of our Chair appointments and some of our executive hires due to several reasons. We have always found DRAX to be responsive, deliver a great experience and have an unparalleled network in the market.”

We utilise our capabilities, network, Leadership Dynamics tools and expertise to understand the challenges for each brief through a situational, domain, functional and behavioural lens, to develop appropriate candidate propositions and set up leadership teams to ensure success.

“Through their extensive network and expertise, DRAX are able to articulate and explain potential candidate profiles early on in the process, providing key insights into market dynamics, optionality and candidate proposition. Given the fast-paced environment we operate in, having visibility on the types of candidates and potential breadth of candidates early on in the process is very important and beneficial to us.”

Our Approach

We listen and tailor each individual brief based on client requirements. For the Chair appointment of Bis Henderson, we needed to find a Chair to support the founder/owner on a private equity high-growth journey.

We place huge importance on consultation and agreeing on a communication plan that keeps all stakeholders fully engaged. “For the shortlisting stage, the reporting format was clear, concise, and better than we have seen with other executive search firms. The team at DRAX take the time to find out our key criteria, develops robust scoring matrices and overlays science on what often is a bit of an art. Throughout the interviewing process, DRAX were very communicative, great at keeping in touch and acting as an intermediary between us and the candidates.”

“The chair candidates have landed well with our executive teams, demonstrating value add soon after they get involved with our businesses.”

Supporting Origination

In addition to strategic hiring needs, our Deal Advisory team, who support PE sponsors in the pre-deal phase with market mapping, advisor sourcing and leadership diligence, have worked with TPA to provide market insights. “Outside of conventional hires, we find that DRAX is very helpful in pre-deal scenarios when we are trying to get ahead of the curve in understanding a space that we may not be as familiar with and making the right connections to have useful preliminary conversations,” said Ravi.

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We have developed a partnership approach with DRAX, we feel we can pick up the phone and they are willing to help. We have always found DRAX to be responsive, deliver a great experience and have an unparalleled network in the market

- Ravi Aujla, Partner at TPA Capital

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