We work towards mutual success.
We have known each other for many years and have been working with each other since the 1990s, complementing each other with knowledge and competences.
Avallon, as a team, has been working together since 2001. Our strongest assets are the experience and mutual trust that we have built up over the years.
Our team consists of partners, investment experts and experienced analysts operating in various business areas. We are proud to have created a team of great people, and because of them, we can compete with the biggest players in the business.
Tomasz Stamirowski has been involved in the investment industry since 1994. He has held a number of positions including Vice-President of the Management Board of the Pekao Capital Fund. Prior to this, he gained experience in restructuring by working in the Restructuring Department of PBG S.A. Bank. He has also been on the boards of production companies. He has participated in the supervisory boards of many companies, including listed companies (KFM, BIPROMET, STOMIL SANOK, ZETKAMA, Bank BPH). Since 2001, he has been working for Avallon, leading a number of management buyout projects. He graduated in Foreign Trade from the University of Łódź and in Management from the University of Grenoble, France. In his private life , Tomasz is an avid collector of historic shares of companies from Łódź, and has the largest collection in Poland. He is currently engaged in the process of reactivating the Lodz sport club - RTS Widzew.
Robert Więcławski gained his professional experience in capital market institutions, consulting companies in the fields of finance, strategy, IPO, M&A and MBO transactions. Associated with the capital market since its inception in Poland, he worked as a securities broker in Dom Maklerski PBG Bank S.A., and in the Brokerage Office of BRE Brokers S.A. as a member of the team organising the public OTC market in Poland. Robert Więcławski is a member of the Management Board and co-owner of consulting companies. He is also a member of the Supervisory Boards of many private companies, including companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Since 2001, he has been working in private equity, and for Avallon. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Łódź and MBA studies at the Kozminski Academy in Warsaw.
Between 1995-1999, Piotr Miller was manager and proxy in the ŁÓDŹ Management Group - investment company Powszechny Bank Gospodarczy S.A. Between 1999 and 2001, he managed advisory projects for local government units and municipal companies within the USAID/LGPP program. He gained experience on the private equity market in Copernicus Capital Partners group, a company managing private equity funds in Poland and the Balkans, as well as NFI Octavia and Piast funds. He represented Copernicus funds on the supervisory boards of companies in Copernicus' portfolio. Between 2003 and 2005, he was the President of the Management Board of NFI Piast S.A. Piotr graduated in Law and Administration from the University of Łódź.
Since the beginning of Poland's economic transformation, Krzysztof Kuźbik has been involved in strategic consulting and the financial restructuring of companies and banks. Before moving to Avallon at the beginning of 2012, he worked for Commerzbank Group, where he created mBank. He also managed the corporate branch and the Strategy Department of BRE Bank and headed up the Central and Eastern Europe team at Commerzbank's Head Office in Frankfurt. He was also a member of the Management Board of Bank Forum in Ukraine. Previously, he was Vice-President of the Łódź Management Group and Executive Director of SRPBG Advisors. Between 1997and1998, he was an Advisor to the President of PBG Bank. Prior to this, Krzysztof was employed by IFC, where he managed privatization projects in Ukraine.
Agnieszka has been part of the Avallon team since 2006. She sits on the Supervisory Boards of the fund's portfolio companies. She was responsible for managing many transactions, including development of Velvet and Good Food companies, in which she managed to bring growth that was much greater than investors had anticipated. Her previous projects mainly centred around the B2C and FMCG sectors. Agnieszka graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Sociology at the University of Łódź, and completed postgraduate studies in finance, accounting and capital investments.
Marcin Konarski has been part of the Avallon team since 2010. He specializes in developing companies in the food industry. He has been working for Avallon for 6 years. He gained his professional experience as Financial Director in a manufacturing company. Prior to this, Marcin Konarski was a Financial Analyst in a company that provided consulting services. He became a Doctor of Economic Sciences at the University of Łódź - 2010, holds a Master's degree in Economics in International Economic Relations from the University of Łódź - 2003, and a Master's degree in Economics in Computer Science and Econometrics from the University of Łódź - 2002.
Mirosław Janicki has been associated with the Avallon fund since 2010. He started his professional career as an academic teacher at the University of Łódź in the area of Enterprise Economics. He started his career in private equity funds in the 1990s, when there were only two such institutions in Poland. He also participated in the creation of the first capital fund of a restructuring nature as well as being an advisor to enterprises, author of many development plans and valuations of enterprises. He has many years of managerial experience in managing company finances. He has been a member of the supervisory boards of many capital companies. He graduated from the University of Łódź and the University of Maryland with a degree in economics and an MBA respectively.
Marcin Stamirowski has been part of the team since 2002. He is a member of the Supervisory Boards of companies in the fund's portfolio. He previously gained experience in Fabryka Wyrobów Frotowych i Kocowych Zwoltex S.A. He graduated from the Faculty of Marketing and Management at the University of Łódź , postgraduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics - Finance and Corporate Taxes ,and at the University of Łódź - in Accounting and Financial Management.
Piotr Paśnicki has been associated with Avallon since 2008. Initially employed as an Analyst, he is now an Investment Director. He specializes in projects in the food sector and FMCG. Choosing these industries was no mere a coincidence. As he says himself, the food sector is the largest market and one that experiences frequent ownership changes. On the one hand, it is the easiest sector to attain an interesting transaction, but on the other hand - competition in the industry is extremely fierce. Another area that he is interested in is e-commerce. He has paid close attention to this sector because of its huge potential and forecasts of further development. His professional interests are complemented by personalized marketing, which he treats as the most effective form of building relationships with customers. Piotr is a member of the Supervisory Boards of the portfolio companies in the Fund. He graduated from the Faculty of Management at the University of Łódź. He has completed a number of post-graduate studies related to accounting and finance, capital market and company law.
Izabela Ciąćka has been part of the Avallon team since the beginning of 2016. She is now an Investment Manager. She started her career by being involved in accounting, financial analysis, valuation and securities issue projects. She gained her experience in the Analyses and Rating Department of Online Analyses S.A. as a Junior Analyst, as well as in the financial risk management department of EY, and the investment banking team of Bastion Group. She holds a Master's degree from the Warsaw School of Economics and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Economics in Wrocław - Finance and Accounting.
Marcin Brodziak joined the Avallon team in 2016. He gained his first experience on the capital market as a trader in OSTC - a prop-trading company with a global reach. He worked in the audit department of one of the Big Four companies for over two years, where he audited financial statements of manufacturing and financial companies. He then joined the Avallon team. He graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Sociology at the University of Łódź, majoring in International Economic Relations, and specializing in finance.
Mateusz Kacprzak joined the Avallon team in 2016. He graduated Economic Analysis and Financial Markets from the Faculty of Economics and Sociology at the University of Łódź. He gained experience in investment banking in Rothschild, strategic consulting in The Boston Consulting Group and retail banking in mBank's products and services department. He sits on the Supervisory Boards of the Fund's portfolio companies.
Marketing and PR Manager
Joanna Wiśniewska has been part of the Avallon team since 2008. She holds the position of Marketing and PR Manager. She is responsible for communication within the fund. She graduated from the Faculty of Marketing and Management at the University of Łódź, and completed postgraduate studies in Public Relations at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Joanna has been working in Avallon since 2010. Previously as an Office Manager, she currently supports the Compliance and Investor Relations area. A graduate of journalism at the University of Humanities and Economics in Łódź and a postgraduate of Historical Studies at the Pedagogical University in Krakow
Office Manager/Assistant to the Board
Małgorzata joined the Avallon team in 2021 as an Office Manager and Assistant to the Management Board. She had gained previous professional experience working in independent positions related to various operational activities in the areas of marketing, administration and sales in B2B sectors. She had graduated from the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Lodz.
Senior Investment Analyst
Maciej joined Avallon in 2021. He had gained experience working as an investment banking analyst at Rothschild & Co and Pekao Investment Banking, advising on M&A and ECM transactions. He had also completed internships in Audit & Assurance department at PwC. Maciej holds a Master’s Degree in Finances and Investment from the University of Nottingham, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Finances and Accounting from the University of Lodz.
Mateusz joined the Avallon team in 2021. He had graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics at the Technical University of Łódź, and then completed the post-graduate studies of Enterprise Valuation at the Warsaw School of Economics. He had gained his experience, working, among others, for Navigator Debt Advisory as a bond analyst, and for mBank as a credit risk modeling specialist. He also has a license of stock broker.
Aleksandra has joined the Avallon team in 2021. Previously, she gained experience working as a lawyer in law firms in Lodz, and then at BFF Polska SA, part of the BFF Banking Group, where she specialised in factoring and loans, services related to capital instruments and banking, and dealt with legal projects and implementation of IT solutions - both nationally and internationally. She holds a master's degree in law from the University of Lodz, and in 2014 she obtained the title of legal advisor. She completed post-graduate studies on personal data protection, as well as done numerous training courses related to securing commercial transactions, bankruptcy and restructuring law.