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Completed Engagement – WoodRock & Co. – Chief Administrative Officer

May 6, 2021


Karina Brisack

Allen Austin recently completed a retained search engagement for WoodRock & Co. with the selection of Shelley Radabaugh Kessler as the new CAO, based in Houston, Texas.

Ms. Radabaugh brings over 15 years of extensive experience as a finance, accounting, and operations leader, developing and executing visions, strategies and plans for organizations across a spectrum of industries. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Corporate Communications for the University of Houston, and an MBA from the University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business.

John P. Dennis III, Principal, Managing Partner of WoodRock & Co., stated, “We are delighted to welcome Shelley to the WoodRock team. Her extensive experience across a multitude of functions and operations made her the perfect choice for our firm in the newly created Chief Administrative Officer role. She will play an important role in helping us accomplish our strategic growth goals.”

This search was led by Darcie Murray, Senior Managing Partner, and Victoria Lopez-Negrete, Partner.


About WoodRock & Co.

WoodRock & Co. was founded on the principle that investment banking is first and foremost a service business.  Our managing directors get deeply involved in every engagement, bringing a level of attention and a long-term view that other advisory firms often do not provide.  Adding to our consultative approach, our bankers are more than just bankers; each principal brings over 25 years of experience that includes “sitting on the other side of the table.”  While having deep financial backgrounds, we have also run businesses and been purchasers of every form of investment banking service. Based on those experiences, we set out to build the investment banking firm we wish we could have hired ourselves.

We bring a unique combination of practical business acumen, global reach and financial experience that is vital to assisting our clients in achieving immediate and long-term success. With international relationships and experiences that span the globe, WoodRock is able to bring a level of service and reach that is truly unique in a boutique firm.



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