Valores Founders

Valores 1

Jacqueline Conn, Rob Conn, Innova Capital

Founding Partners, Innova Capital

Marek Dojnow, Fidea Corporate Finance

Marek Dojnow, Fidea Corporate Finance

From 1999 until founding the company FIDEA, Marek Dojnow fulfilled the function of managing director and President of the Board of ABN AMRO Corporate Finance in Poland. Earlier Marek fulfilled the function of departmental director for Primary Market Debt Securities in ABN AMRO (Polska) S.A. Marek began work with ABN AMRO in 1995 and was involved in numerous domestic and international transactions on the primary debt securities market as well as strategic transactions for the Bank in Poland. Before commencing work in ABN AMRO, Marek worked for almost three year for the Warsaw and London offices of the international legal firm Clifford Chance, where he specialised in banking transactions and capital markets. Earlier for more than a year Marek worked as Assistant of the Minister heading the Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Marek completed studies at the law department of Warsaw University. During his studies Marek took part in law programs at the University of Le Mans and Strasburg in France. Marek speaks fluent English and French.

Iain Haggis

Iain Haggis is a qualified chartered management accountant. After working in the UK, Austria, Switzerland and Germany, he moved to Poland as CFO of a fund manager in the Polish Mass Privatisation Program. Subsequently he has held managerial roles in a Dutch-owned leasing company, a radio station and Polish Telecom (Orange). He was at Innova Capital from 2007 to 2014 where he was responsible, among others, for fund reporting, the portfolio controlling function and ESG. Currently he is a partner and CRO of Central Europe Industry Partners, a small fund investing in Czech and Slovak industrial businesses.

Erik Hallgren, Equitin Advisors

Erik is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Equitin – an investment company focused on developing market leaders in Poland.  Erik is a pioneer in private equity in Poland and CEE. He was part of the founding team of Oresa in 1995 and built it into one of the leading private equity firms in the lower mid-market segment. Erik has made more than 25 investments in the region including successes such as Medicover, Trinity, Librus, Intersource and La Fantana.

 

Joanna James, Advent International

Tod Kersten

Agnieszka Kowalska

Stanisław Knaflewski, Altamira Ventures

Stanisław Knafl is the founder and managing partner of Altamira Ventures, a company investing in advanced technologies based on scientific inventions and discoveries (“Deep tech”). Previously, he was a partner at Enterprise Investors, a private equity fund in Central and Eastern Europe and also at the Boston Consulting Group in Paris and Warsaw. Stanisław performed functions in AB S.A., Stomil Sanok S.A., Lukas Bank S.A., Bulgarian Telecommunications. He completed the MBA program at INSEAD at Fontainebleau and one-year postgraduate studies at MIT (Cambridge, USA). He received a Master of Law degree at the University of A. Mickiewicz in Poznań and a Master of Law degree at the College of Europe in Bruges.

Konrad Korobowicz, Capital Partners

Robert J. Manz

Robert has more than 30 years’ experience in the private equity industry in Central & Eastern Europe (“CEE”). Former Managing Partner of Enterprise Investors, the leading private equity fund manager in CEE – joined the firm at its very start in 1990 and worked with EI until 2020. Served as Chairman of the Central and Eastern Europe Task Force of Invest Europe, from 2003 until 2020 and also was a member of Invest Europe’s Mid-Market Council.

Founding President of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (“PSIK”), established in 2002, and served on PSIK’s board for 15 years. Currently heads the PSIK Philanthropy Committee that created and oversees the PSIK Social Business Accelerator (SBA) Program since 2011. Co-creator and board member of the Valores Foundation, Poland’s first venture philanthropy fund, established in 2014.

Prior to joining Enterprise Investors, worked with in the M&A advisory arm of Dillon, Read & Co., an investment bank based in New York. Graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvaniasumma cum laude, with a degree in Finance and Management of Entrepreneurship.

 

Alexander Neuber, Lazanos Finance

Alex is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of LF, an independent corporate finance advisory boutique created in 2004, the year that Poland joined the EU.  Alex has a long track record with clients in telecoms, media, private equity and infrastructure, amongst others.

In 20+ years in PL/CEE, where he resides since 1996, he has completed over 50 M&A and debt transactions totaling over EUR 5 billion, leading projects on behalf of international strategic investors, Polish corporates, as well as private equity firms.  Landmark deals include the collaborative creation of Polish leading mobile operator PLAY, the acquisition of Polish auction website ALLEGRO, and the Polish market entry of Italian motorway operator Autostrade Spa, as well as more recently the debt financing of Chilean mobile operator WOM.

From 2012-2017 Alex was Senior Partner/Senior Adviser at Warsaw-based Abris Capital, a leading mid-market PE firm, overseeing its CEE activities.  His landmark transactions during those years were in waste processing (Novago, PL) and e-commerce fulfilment (Urgent Cargus, RO).

Alex is a German citizen and has been resident in Poland since 1996; he is a graduate of the London School of Economics, and holds a MPA degree from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is fluent in English, German, Polish,  Italian, and Spanish, and conversational in French, Russian and Portuguese.

Andrzej Nizio

Piotr Noceń, Resource Partners

Piotr Noceń is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Resource Partners. Earlier he was a director of the Carlyle Group and Investment Director and a Partner in 3TS Capital Partners, where he led or jointly led three investments in the telecommunications, media and financial services sectors.

Before joining 3TS Capital Partners in 2001, Mr Noceń was a director in the financial advisory department in PricewaterhouseCoopers in Warsaw, where, as a management board member and member of the team responsible for mergers and acquisitions in Central Europe, he looked after advisory projects. His career began in 1997 as a junior analyst in the analysts’ team at Deutsche Bank (previously Deutsche Morgan Grenfell). Piotr gained a Masters Degree in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw Business School. At the same college he also completed postgraduate studies in the World Economic Collegium.

 

Maciej Noga, Pracuj.pl

CBDO (Chief Business Development Officer) of Pracuj Group. Co-Founder of the company, associated with it from the start of its activities. He was responsible for the development of new projects and acquisitions. From the beginning of its activities he fulfilled the function of marketing director. In April 2006 he became a member of the management board of Pracuj Group. From September 2013 as Chief Business Development Officer he is responsible for growth of the value of the business through the development of new business activities within the framework of the Pracuj Group. Outside the Pracuj Group he fulfils a management function in the board of the Alumni Club of the University of Chicago Booth. From 2013 he has sat on the Supervisory Board of X-press Couriers and he is a partner in the boutique investment fund Hedgehog Fund. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (MBA), the Management and Marketing Department of the Katowice Economic Academy as well as having completed postgraduate studies in marketing and strategic marketing at the Warsaw Business School.

Brendan O'Mahony, EY

Wojciech Pątkiewicz

Michał Rusiecki, Enterprise Investors

Jacek Siwicki, Enterprise Investors

Khai Tan, Bridgepoint Capital

Khai Tan is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CTL Logistics and a Supervisory Board member of the company Dr Gerard. In the years 2011-2014 he fulfilled the function of President of the Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Prior to joining Bridgepoint, he led the activities of Advent International in Poland. Previously for almost 5 years he fulfilled the function of finance director in Eastbridge, a private holding investment company in Central Europe, and for 11 years he was an employee of the ING branch in Brazil, Poland and the Philippines.

He is a graduate of the Nijenrode University in Holland, where he obtained an MBA degree.

 

Valores 2

Jacqueline Conn, Rob Conn, Innova Capital
Founding Partners, Innova Capital
Marek Dojnow, Fidea Corporate Finance
Do momentu założenia firmy FIDEA, Marek Dojnow pełnił funkcje dyrektora zarządzającego i prezesa zarządu ABN AMRO Corporate Finance w Polsce, uczestnicząc we wszystkich transakcjach prowadzonych przez ABN AMRO Corporate Finance w Polsce od 1999 roku. Wcześniej Marek pełnił funkcję dyrektora departamentu Rynku Pierwotnego Dłużnych Papierów Wartościowych w ABN AMRO Bank (Polska) S.A. Marek rozpoczął pracę w ABN AMRO w 1995 roku i był zaangażowany w liczne transakcje krajowe i zagraniczne na rynku pierwotnym dłużnych papierów wartościowych oraz w strategiczne transakcje Banku w Polsce. Przed rozpoczęciem pracy w ABN AMRO, Marek pracował przez prawie 3 lata w warszawskim i londyńskim biurze międzynarodowej kancelarii prawnej Clifford Chance, gdzie specjalizował się w transakcjach bankowych  i rynku  kapitałowego. Wcześniej przez ponad rok Marek pracował jako Asystent Ministra Szefa Urzędu Rady Ministrów.

Marek ukończył wydział prawa na Uniwersytecie Warszawskim. Podczas studiów Marek uczestniczył w programach z zakresu prawa na Uniwersytecie Le Mans oraz Strasburgu we Francji. Marek biegle posługuje się językiem angielskim i francuskim