Strategic Advisors for Growth 

Who We Are

An international strategic-advisory firm helping you achieve your strategic-growth goals.  Our mission is your mission. 

What We Do

Our approach to client engagements is based on the following principle: the best performing enterprises have learned to develop and execute enduring strategies that succeed across all economic cycles.  To this end, we seek to cultivate long-lasting relationships with our clients rather than a one-time transaction or engagement involving an inadequate or untested “strategy du jour.”  Our service offerings are tailored to our clients’ individual needs and goals, as they evolve in a dynamic and changing marketplace.


Why Taffrail?

When it comes to developing and executing international growth strategies, experience counts.   Our team of senior advisors is what sets us apart from other advisory firms. With Taffrail, you will be served by former CEOs and executives, each of whom has developed and executed winning strategies across a wide range of geographies and industries. In short, we speak your language.


Our Mission

Ensure your long-term strategic success

In today's global marketplace, success increasingly depends upon a firm’s ability to seize growth opportunities outside of its home market. Properly assessing cross-border opportunities challenges the resources of even the largest and most experienced organizations.

The Taffrail Group exists to provide your firm the capability to evaluate and seize upon new opportunities without distracting it from its present business focus. By virtue of our senior advisors’ experience in multi-national growth strategies, The Taffrail Group can quickly integrate with your organization and provide the extended capabilities you need, both in terms of augmented skills and individual access to markets far from your firm’s current operational center.

Importantly, The Taffrail Group is geared to support you from the strategy-concept stage, right on through to the early execution stage, all the while ensuring your plans work in the marketplace, not just on paper. And, because we focus on thoughtful strategy development and implementation, you can be assured our independent advice is just that... independent and objective, with no lending, trading, or other potential conflicts of interest.


Our Services

Cost-effective services through custom-tailored engagements

Our service offerings are structured to align with your interest in building a long-term successful growth strategy. We do not present a menu of pre-packaged strategic alternatives. Instead, we bring a blank sheet of paper, listen to your needs, and then, with your close collaboration, design an action program tailored to your unique circumstances and goals.  In general, we can assist you in the following broad areas:

Situation Review
A review of your current industry positioning and key objectives for growth and sustainable financial returns that meet your hurdle rates.

Strategic Alternatives
A review of strategic-growth alternatives, their risk/reward trade-offs, and organizational impact issues. 

Project Management
Active project management for cross-border expansions, mergers and acquisitions (both buy- and sell-side), joint ventures, and other similar undertakings.

Business Valuations
Independent valuation of your business, including healthcare businesses. 

Post-merger/Post-start-up integration during the critical first one-hundred eighty days. 

On-Going Counsel
Strategic Advice with an “outside director” perspective.


Our People

Wide range of geographic, industry, and functional experiences produces better, more consistent results

When it comes to providing strategic advice, experience counts — that is the principle that has guided the formation of The Taffrail Group. Who better to lend strategic advice, than one who has actually developed and successfully implemented the same type of strategy? Our Senior Advisors have led and implemented successful Internal Growth Projects, M&A’s, Greenfield Investments, Joint Ventures and Startup’s repeatedly and successfully across broad industry groups and diverse geographies for decades. Each engagement is led by one or more of the Senior Advisors listed here:


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Mr. Thomas H. Johnson
300 Galleria Parkway, SE
Suite 1670
Atlanta, Georgia 30339



Mr. Robert Verdier
14F Kamiyacho MT Bldg.
4-3-20, Toranomon, Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0001 Japan
+81-3-5404 3818


Dr. Peter Lee
Unit C, 3/F, InfoTech Centre
21 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong
Kowloon, Hong Kong