The Lancer Group places Adrian Whipple as VP, Operations of TZP Group, a New York-based private equity firm focused on investing in the consumer and business services sectors

NEW YORK, NY – The Lancer Group places Adrian Whipple as Vice President, Operations at TZP Group, a private equity firm managing over $700M of committed capital with a focus on investments in the consumer and business services space.

In this new role, Adrian will be responsible for successfully implementing the firm’s post- closing, on-boarding process for new portfolio companies in addition to partnering with TZP leadership in a strategic decision-support role.

Adrian most recently served as Director of Transaction services for KMPG, leading globalprovider of audit, tax and advisory services, where he assisted the firm’s private equity and corporate clients in buyside and sellside due diligence processes across multiple industries including industrial manufacturing, leisure & hospitality and TMT.

Prior to becoming Director, Adrian was a Manager in KPMG’s Private Equity Service groupand an AVP of Finance at BNY Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider.

He holds an MBA from NYU and a BBA in Accountancy from Baruch College.

About The Lancer Group
The Lancer Group is a leading retained executive search firm that is trusted by private equity firms, their portfolio companies and public corporations to deliver high-impact leaders. The firm specializes in board-driven search mandates including CEOs, CFOs, C-suite executives and board directors as well as private equity investment professionals and operating partners. The Lancer Group has provided strategic counsel to clients across a range of industries and has particular expertise in technology, industrial, energy, healthcare and consumer markets.

With relationships at over 50 of the top 100 private equity firms, The Lancer Group provides a range of pre-deal private equity advisory services beyond traditional executive search. These services include deal origination, diligence support and introductions to “backable” executives.

Founded in 1998, The Lancer Group is privately held and operates from offices across North America and Australia (

About TZP Group
Founded in 2007, TZP Group is a private equity firm managing over $700 million of committed capital with a focus on investments in the form of buyouts, build-ups, growth equity, and recaps in lower middle-market business and consumer services companies with enterprise values up to $250 million.

TZP seeks to serve as a “Partner of Choice” and invests primarily in closely held companieswhere owners and/or management teams want to maintain a significant stake and partner with an investor who offers complementary strategic, operating and financial skills to accelerate growth, increase profits, and maximize value of retained equity.

Firm Contacts
Scott Dunklee
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2860

Michael Misiaszek
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2868

Liliana Corona
(858) 551-1001 Ext. 2874