INDRA BAZAZ TURNBULL – President, Connectics Search
Indra began her career in London working in the media and technology industries. Upon relocating to the United States she joined Fuqua Industries, a publicly traded conglomerate that was a precursor to today’s Private Equity phenomenon. In fact the recent public offerings of PE firms such as Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Carlyle have mirrored the path that Fuqua took. As part of JB Fuqua’s leadership team, Indra was intimately involved in both acquisitions and divestitures of portfolio companies and was a key liaison between the Chairman and the leadership of the portfolio companies.

A desire to create her own business led her to establish the US arm of a European high technology marketing company where she served government agencies, high technology firms and multinationals like The Coca-Cola Company for several years in providing innovative solutions to marketing problems.

Leveraging her experience in the technology space, she created a business model that aimed at revolutionizing the social printing industry by using adaptive technology to allow the customer to typeset and order their own social stationary, invitations and announcements and take control of the process. The business was ultimately sold to a major strategic player in the industry. Indra’s innovations were recognized as revolutionizing the space. The growth of the use of the Internet for self-help activities grew out of the identification of applications such as the one that Indra had developed.

Building upon the use of intelligent data to meet client demand and create scalability within professional activities that were still manual and time consuming, Indra and her team then addressed the human resources functions around candidate selection for open positions. They developed a proprietary technology, ApplicantAnalytics™ that assesses and matches candidates to specific positions. The technology and platform have been used successfully for both management and executive recruiting assignments for the past 10 years, providing her already established executive search and recruiting firm with an exceptional edge in being able to match candidates position specific. Today, Indra leads an experienced group of search consultants, empowered by the ApplicantAnalytics™ technology, to help companies identify the very best human capital for their organizations under the umbrella of Connectics Search Associates, a division of Connectics LLC, which Indra recently founded to better protect the assets of companies—embracing, People, Process and Technology—through the use of innovative, technology driven, consulting solutions.