Ara Partners Selects TCG for Head of HR Search

HOUSTON, TX  – Ara Partners, a private equity firm specializing in industrial decarbonization investments, has selected The Christopher Group to lead their Head of Human Resources search. President and Managing Director, Nathaniel Schiffer, Managing Partner, Tobin Anselmi, and Recruiting Director, Carrie Longmire, are leading the critical HR search.

“Ara Partners is a Global PE firm decarbonizing the building blocks of the economy in immediate and tangible ways. Ara’s portfolio is exploding and soon will have in excess of $6 Billion in portfolio assets under management. It will require a world-class team of industry specialists to accomplish the same, which is where this role will shine bright. Additionally, this new HR Leader will provide critical talent insights to an ever-growing list of portfolio companies,” Nathaniel Schiffer shared.

The VP of HR will report to the COO and be a member of the Leadership Team. The role oversees the development, implementation, and administration of human resources programs and services to support the mission, vision, and values of Ara Partners and its team members. The VP of HR manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources Department and serves as a strategic partner and consultant to the Managing Partners, senior leadership, and associates while also serving as a Talent Zarr for the Portfolio companies. A high level of independence in the performance of the role and solution of problems is expected, however, demonstrated teamwork and collaboration are equally essential for successful functioning.

To learn more about this opportunity and/or The Christopher Group, please contact Carrie Longmire at

About Ara Partners

Ara Partners is a private equity firm specializing in industrial decarbonization investments. Ara Partners invests in the industrial & manufacturing, chemicals & materials, energy efficiency & green fuels, and food & agriculture sectors, seeking to build businesses that are focused on sustainability and ESG principles. With AUM exceeding $4 Billion dollars and a multi-Billion-dollar fund expected to close in the fall. Ara Partners is growing!

Ara Partners works collaboratively with management teams to help companies solve complex industry challenges with technology and innovation. They know that no single process is too small to make a big difference in reducing carbon emissions and fostering a cleaner economy.

Ara Partners includes a strong roster of industry veterans with technical, operational, and private equity expertise to see value in investment opportunities that others may not. Their small, nimble team makes it easy for them to move quickly and remain flexible in their collaborations with portfolio companies.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, and HR consulting. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.