CURTIS DRAPER

MANAGING PARTNER

Managing Partner Curtis Draper is a seasoned aftermarket executive with multi-industry experience in sales, strategic marketing, change management and business development. His background involves leadership roles in global segments of aerospace, industrial and automotive segments, with extensive experience in the motor vehicle aftermarket.

He is the former Vice President of Sales and Strategic Marketing at UCI-FRAM, Vice President of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), and held leadership positions in Strategic Marketing at Howmet Alcoa.

Curtis possesses deep knowledge and ongoing relationships with all segments within the motor vehicle aftermarket and is known for his sense of humor and his philosophy of using a disciplined deployment of common sense.


“We built SA to serve small and mid market companies who are working on organic or acquisition growth initiatives or seeking an exit from their business. We have built a great team of auto aftermarket experts who all have operating experience in the industry.”

| Rick Schwartz, CEO, Schwartz advisors

“Transportation as a Service will significantly change the automotive aftermarket in the next five years.You’re either planning to be a TaaS player now or you’re about to be run over by an autonomous vehicle.”

| Derek Kaufman, Managing Partner, Schwartz advisors

“Selling a family owned or closely held business is much more than a financial transaction. It’s very personal and requires an approach that is fine tuned to each individual business owner. Our expertise lies in understanding both the financial and personal aspects to achieve a successful outcome.”

| Keith Zar, Managing Partner, Schwartz advisors