Stax names Phil Dunne as managing director

24 January 2024 2 min. read
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Stax has appointed Phil Dunne as managing director of its UK and EMEA business. Looking ahead, he will work to drive strategic growth at the firm across the region.

Founded in 1994, Stax is a global strategy consulting firm with offices in Boston, Chicago, London, New York, and Colombo, Sri Lanka. The company specialises in commercial due diligence, value creation, and exit planning for private equity firms, PE-backed companies, hedge funds, and investment banks.

With over 25 years of experience spanning both industry and consulting, Phil Dunne brings a wealth of expertise with a strong focus on the industrial and automotive sectors within the private equity ecosystem. As a managing director, Dunne will lead the growth of the firm’s practice in the UK and EMEA.

Stax names Phil Dunne as managing director

He commented, "I am eager to spearhead Stax’s growth initiatives in the UK, leveraging Stax’s strong foundation, relationships, and content established in North America and extending that impact to EMEA. As I take on the role of leading the firm’s business in the region, my primary objectives are to aggressively expand our sector teams at the senior level, pursue ambitious growth targets for the region, and leverage the established brand equity in the US to strengthen our presence in the UK and EMEA."

Dunne joins Stax from his position as UK managing partner at Roland Berger, which he held for five years, having also headed up its UK automotive wing. Prior to this, he held senior leadership roles, including partner at EY, overseeing the EY-Parthenon strategy team, and serving as UK managing partner and leader of the private equity practice at Kearney.

Speaking on Dunne’s arrival, Jayson Traxler, Stax CEO, added, “In alignment with our growth initiatives, which encompassed establishing our new London office last year and acquiring AMR International, a London-based strategy consulting firm in 2022, we are delighted to welcome Phil to lead Stax’s practice in the UK and EMEA. A pivotal component of our growth strategy is the commitment to enhancing the value to our London and EMEA-based private equity and investment banking clients, among our most rapidly expanding markets. Phil’s extensive experience and expertise as both a thought leader and thought partner, signal an exciting phase in Stax's ongoing market expansion.”