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


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


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.

Martin Viliš

Senior Investment Director, Head of Group Funding

Martin joined Genesis Capital in 2018 after his more than 20-year career in banking. Prior to joining Genesis Capital, he worked as Head of Acquisition & Leveraged finance in Česká spořitelna (Erste Bank Group). Prior to Česká spořitelna, he worked on various managerial and specialized positions at HVB Bank, Živnostenská banka and Commerzbank. In his recent roles, he actively managed and participated in arranging numerous significant acquisition and leveraged finance transactions on the Czech market. These transactions also included several projects from the Genesis Capital portfolio such as Sanborn, HP Tronic, EQOS Energie/Stangl Technik, GTH Catering and KS Klima.

Martin graduated from the University of Economics in Prague and also studied leadership at London Business School. Martin is fluent in Czech, English and German.

Petr Janovský

Finance Director

Petr joined Genesis Capital in 2018. He has experience in banking sector where he worked in various positions in finance department of GE Money Bank, HSBC and Komerční banka. He was involved in financial management of bank subsidiaries, M&A transactions and strategic projects. He focused on valuation of financial institutions and loan portfolios in area of acquisitions. He was also engaged in pension and investment funds industry.

Petr received his doctorate degree at the University of Economics in Prague. He graduated at the Faculty of Business Administration. He speaks Czech, English and French.

Tatiana Balkovicová

Investment Director

Tatiana Balkovicova has 17 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions advisory. During 2006-2018 she held several management positions in the financial advisory department in the Deloitte’s Prague office. Tatiana also worked as a junior in the financial advisory of the Prague’s KPMG office in 2001-2005. Her experience includes financial due diligence and valuation work for both financial and strategic investors in many transactions in a wide range of industries in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Central European region. Tatiana participated in some successful transactions from the Genesis Capital portfolio, such as POS Media or D2G.

Tatiana is a graduate of the University of Economics in Bratislava and a Certified Chartered Accountant (FCCA) in Great Britain. Tatiana speaks Slovak, Czech, English, French and Spanish.

Jiří Kolísko

Investment Analyst

Jiri joined Genesis Capital in the beginning of 2019. Previously, he worked as a senior consultant in the M&A team at Ernst & Young, where he was advising clients with local and international transactions across various industries. Prior to EY, he gained experience at management consulting firm Roland Berger, where he focused primarily on commercial due diligence projects and market analyses for a variety of clients including Private Equity funds.
Jiri graduated in economics from Charles University. During his studies he spent two semesters at McGill University in Canada and Georg-August-Universität in Germany. He speaks Czech, English, and German.

Barbora Brynychová

Operations Manager

Barbora has been with the Genesis Capital since December 2018. Previously, she worked in the publishing house Hachette Filipacchi, then in NMS Market Research and at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering CTU in Prague she worked as Production and marketing manager for PR and Marketing department. Barbora studied tourism management. She speaks Czech and English.

Tomáš Sýkora

Senior Investment Analyst

Tomas joined Genesis Capital in 2018. He gained experience in investment banking since 2010 as Equity Analyst at brokerage firm Patria Finance, a member of CSOB/KBC Group. He covered mainly CEE Utilities, Energy and Mining and headed the Equity research team. Previously, he had spent five years at Generali Insurance Investment Management where he was responsible for stocks and bonds portfolio strategies and financial risk management.

Tomas earned a master’s degree in Econometrics and Operations Research from the University of Economics in Prague in 2005. He speaks Czech and English.

Adam Ruta

Investment Analyst

Adam joined Genesis Capital team in 2018. Previously, as a financial controller, he gained experience in corporate finance in construction and energy industry, participated in renewables development strategy of ČEZ Group, post-acquisition integration of new assets and its management.

Adam is a graduate of the University of Economics in Prague with specialisation in finance, business valuation and economic policy. He also attended extra-curricular courses on corporate finance at the London School of Economics. He speaks Czech and English.

Lucie Baleková

Investment Committee Member

Lucie Baleková joined Genesis Capital in 2016 as a Member of the Investment Committee of GPEF II and 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.

Pavel Kvíčala

Legal Partner

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..

Jörgen Hausberger

Investment Committee Member

Jörgen has been with Genesis Capital since 2017 as a Member of the Investment Committee for GPEF II and GPEF III. He has been cooperating with Genesis Capital since 2006. Jörgen is a Leading Partner in INVEST EQUITY, an independent private Austrian capital specializing in small and medium-sized businesses with a focus on industry, ancillary services and distribution companies. Jörgen's more than 20-year private equity practice includes in detail, all aspects of business closure, business start-ups, successful selling of investment companies, fundraising and investor relations. Jörgen has held a number of positions in the Supervisory Board of the Company for several years.

Jörgen is a graduate of Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. He speaks German and English.