Jan Tauber

Managing Partner

Prior to 1989, Jan Tauber worked for a number of years in various economic positions in Czechoslovak manufacturing companies. In 1990, shortly after the collapse of centrally planned system, Jan became an advisor to the Czechoslovak Minister of Finance. In 1991, he was appointed Managing Director of the Czech subsidiary of HSBC Investment Bank. In this capacity, he played a pivotal role in origination, structuring and execution of high profile corporate finance and equity capital transactions. In 1999, Jan founded Genesis Capital and has been its Managing Partner to date.

Jan is a graduate of Prague School of Economics. He speaks Czech, English and German.

Radan Hanzl

Partner

Radan has been with Genesis Capital since 2004. Previously, he worked for GE Capital in several positions in corporate finance and risk management. His experience includes: financial planning and analysis at GE Capital Czech Republic; European leveraged financing and private equity transactions at the GE Structured Finance Group in London; and corporate credit risk management at GE Capital Bank in Prague, where he was Head of the Credit Risk Management Team.

Radan is a graduate of University of Economics in Prague and holds an M.B.A. degree from the London Business School. He speaks Czech, Slovak, English, German, Spanish and Russian.

Ondřej Vičar

Partner

Ondřej joined Genesis Capital in 2007 from the position of Account Manager with Ogilvy Public Relations Prague where he specialized in financial sector clients. He began his cooperation with Genesis Capital as a turnaround manager in one of the portfolio companies Vltava.cz. Since then, he has been involved in GTH Catering, AZ KLIMA, Servodata, JRC Czech, HSW Signall and 3070 projects.

Ondřej graduated from the University of Economics in Prague. Prior to graduation, he studied under a Socrates scholarship in Santiago de Chile and with the George Soros’ Open Society Fund in the USA. He speaks Czech, Slovak, English and Spanish.

Tomáš Čása

Investment Director

Tomáš joined Genesis Capital in 2011. Previously, he worked at Accenture and Ernst & Young.

He holds a Master degree in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Master degree in Finance from Charles University in Prague. During his studies, he completed an exchange program at the University of Richmond, USA. He is a CFA charterholder. Tomáš speaks Czech, English and German.

Alexander Kosovský

Investment Manager

Alexander joined Genesis Capital in 2015. Previously, he gained experience in investment banking divisions at the Royal Bank of Scotland and J.P. Morgan in London and in transaction advisory at Ernst & Young in Prague. Most recently he worked as an investment advisor for a major international industrial group operating in the oil and gas and nuclear power industries.

Alexander studied Economics and Finance at Queen Mary College in London and holds the CEMS Master in Management degree from HEC Paris and University of Economics in Prague. He speaks Czech, English, Russian and French.

Markéta Furiková

Office Manager

Markéta works at Genesis Capital since 2006. Previously she held the position of office manager in the Central Resource development company.

David Hort

Investment Analyst

David joined the team of Genesis Capital in 2016. Previously, David worked in the area of investment banking and corporate finance for the Erste Bank Group and consulting company BDO.


David is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of Finance and Accounting. David speaks Czech, English and German.

Renáta Ďurčová

Investment Analyst

Renáta joined the team of Genesis Capital in 2016. Previously, Renáta worked as Financial Market Analyst in Česká spořitelna. During her studies, she gained experiences as a trainee in KPMG company, PwC and at Analysis Department of the Government Office of Czech Republic

Renáta studied Applied Economics at the CERGE-EI Institute of Economics of Charles University in Prague, specialising in macroeconomics and financial economics. She speaks Czech, English and French.

Lucie Baleková

Investment Committee Member

Lucie Baleková joined Genesis Capital in 2016 as a Member of the Investment Committee of GPEF III. Lucie has an extensive experience from executive roles in several industries, including automotive. Prior to joining Genesis, Lucie held the position of CEO at SWELL, one of the most successful investments of GPEF II. At SWELL, she re-organized and led the original management team and was responsible for successful implementation of a new development strategy. Previously, she held the positions of CEO in leading industrial and automotive companies Plastkov Group and TRW. Her prior experience also includes the positions of Plant and Technical Manager in Amphenol Tuchel and Bühler Motor. She currently works as a consultant and interim manager on project basis. Lucie graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Czech Technical University in Prague. 

She speaks Czech, German and English.


Marek Hoščálek

Investment Committee Member

Marek has been with Genesis Capital since 2001. Prior to that, he spent ten years in various Czech financial institutions, where he was involved in a number of private equity, M&A and corporate restructuring transactions. While with HSBC Investment Bank, he advised the fifth-largest Czech bank in its sale to GE Capital. Marek also worked for the restructuring agency managed jointly by Latona Europe and Lazard Brothers, where he advised one of the top three Czech steel producers in successfully executing the largest composition settlement with creditors in the Czech Republic to date.

Marek holds an M.Sc. in mathematics from Charles University, Prague. He speaks Czech, Slovak and English.

Kurt Geiger

Investment Committee Member

Kurt has cooperated with Genesis Capital since 2009 as an external member of GPEF II Investment Committee. Prior to that, he had a 15-year track record of successful investing in CEE markets. As Head of the Financial Institutions Group at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, he led investments into over 100 private equity funds in the region and was instrumental in the development of private equity industry in the region.

Prior to joining EBRD, Kurt held positions of Managing Director at Midland Montagu/HSBC and Managing Director of International Midland Bank. He started his professional career in 1975 at Chase Manhattan Bank, working on assignments in commercial lending, risk management, corporate restructuring, and investment banking divisions in Frankfurt, New York, London and Hong Kong.

Kurt holds a PhD in law from Innsbruck University and is a graduate of Masters in European Studies at College of Europe in Bruges. A native Austrian, he is bilingual in German and English, and is fluent in Spanish and French.

Pavel Kvíčala

Senior Legal Counsel

Pavel joined the team of Genesis Capital in 2016. He has been closely cooperating with Genesis since 2001 in his role as partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm, and at Havel, Holásek & Partners, the largest law firm in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. He specialises in complex M&A transactions, including private equity, structured and acquisition finance, and cross-border legal counselling in energy, telecommunications, engineering, IT and other industries. Pavel has practiced law in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, he also briefly worked in London.

Pavel is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague. He passed the Czech Bar Examination in 2002. Pavel speaks Czech, English, German and Russian..