Funds’ Management Team

Tomasz Czechowicz

Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Executive Officer

Private Equity / Venture Capital
Holder of M.Sc. in Enterprise Management from the Wrocław School of Economics. He also completed a post-graduate management course at the Warsaw School of Economics and obtained the Master of Business Administration title from the University of Minnesota.
  • Entrepreneur since 1985. For the past 20 years, Venture Capital/Private Equity investor, founder and Group Managing Partner @ MCI Capital - one of the leading European private equity groups with focus on technology and digitalization. In 1990-1998 Co-founder and CEO of JTT Computer SA - leading CE computer manufacturer with USD 100M+ revenue.
  • Selected as one of Top-20 best Polish managers in 2015 by Bloomberg business week. Guest speaker at many PE/VC conferences, including NOAH. Supervisory board member and advisory board member of many of MCI funds portfolio companies across Europe. In 2001 the World Economic Forum awarded Tomasz Czechowicz with the title of Global Leader for Tomorrow for his exceptional feeling for the market, professionalism, vision and business efficacy. In 2000 one of the TOP-10 most influential people in the European Internet by Business Week.

Ewa Ogryczak

Senior Partner, Chief Operating Officer

  • She graduated as M.Sc. (magister) from the Warsaw School of Economics in 2003. Furthermore, since 2009, she has been a certified statutory auditor.
  • She acquired professional experience as a Partner and Director of the Warsaw branch of PKF Consult Sp. z o.o. (former PKF Audyt Sp. z o.o.) and as a manager at KPMG Audyt Sp. z o.o., an audit firm.
  • Following her employment at PKF Consult and KPMG, she worked as a self-employed auditor.
  • She joined the team in 2014.

Arek Podziewski

Senior Partner, Private Equity

Industry and B2B Services
  • He is a Senior Partner, responsible for transactions within the MCI.EuroVentures Fund.
  • He has 15 years of experience in Private Equity in Poland and the CEE region.
  • In 2012-2017 he a Head of Polish office of Darby Private Equity; between 2002 and 2011 he worked at Innova Capital.
  • In the years 1998-2012, he worked as a consultant and project manager at Monitor Company and BCG, where he implemented projects for clients in the TMT, FMCG and financial services sectors.
  • He is a graduate of the Faculty of Management at the University of Gdansk.
  • He joined the team at the beginning of 2018.

Krzysztof Stupnicki

Partner

Fundraising

Krzysztof Stupnicki is responsible for fundraising at MCI Capital and investment funds.

He graduated from the Main School of Planning and Statistics (currently the Warsaw School of Economics) with a degree in finance and econometrics. He studied economics at Cornell University in the US, as well as management at CEDEP/INSEAD in France.

He acquired his professional experience with companies such as:  the Collegium of World Economy at MSPS (WSE) 1987-1989, the Office of the Government Plenipotentiary of Ownership Restructuring, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Ownership Restructuring, 1989-1991, Credit Suisse First Boston 1992-1995 as a representative for Poland, as well as President of the Management Board at ING Investment Management Poland SA 1996-2002, President of the Management Board of AIG TFI SA,  then Amplico and Metlife 2003-2014, Investment Director AIG/ALICO, Poland and New Markets 2002-2012, Investment Director at Metlife, Central Europe 2012-2014, President of the Management Board of BEST TFI SA 2015-2016.

He joined the team in 2017.

Wojciech Marcińczyk

Partner

Fundraising
  • Partner, responsible for fundraising at Private Equity Managers S.A.
  • He has acquired his professional experience with such companies as Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (T-Mobile), Deloitte Business Consulting, BillBird/GTECH or Exatel.
  • He graduated from the University of Warsaw (in Accounting and Finance) and Warsaw University of Technology (in Automation and Robotics). Holder of MBA (from University of Illinois and University of Warsaw) and ACCA.
  • He joined the team in 2010.

Tomasz Danis

Partner, Venture Capital

Ecommerce/Marketplaces and SaaS
  • Partner; manages the fund Internet Ventures FIZ and co-manages MCI.TechVentures 1.0
  • He worked for LinkedIn in California, where he was responsible for the creation of the competition strategy on the European market.
  • From 2002 to 2005 and from 2007 to 2012, he was employed at McKinsey & Company, where, as Engagement Manager, he was in charge of the implementation of strategic and investment projects (including M&A) for top European companies focused on telecommunications and media, but also for leading power industry, fuel sector, FMCG and Private Equity players.
  • In 2012, he took the function of Managing Director at Rocket Internet CEE, the world’s largest e-commerce project incubator, where he was responsible for the identification of new investments, raising capital, establishing new start-ups and development of Rocket’s portfolio of growth-stage companies.
  • He joined the team in 2013.

Maciej Kowalski

Partner, Private Equity

Retail and TMT
  • He graduated in Finance and Banking from the Warsaw School of Economics. He completed doctoral studies at the Collegium of Management and Finance of the Warsaw School of Economics.
  • He has acquired professional experience in Deloitte, Orange Polska S.A. and most recently at CAG Sp. z o.o. Sp.k., where he was responsible for private and public deals in the sectors of telecommunications, internet, e-commerce, distribution, retail, infrastructure, industry, food, renewable energy.
  • He joined the team in 2014.

Krzysztof Konopiński

Partner, Private Equity

Medtech and FoodTech/AgroTech
  • Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) with over 12-years experience in corporate finance, banking, risk management, financial modeling and transaction structuring. Expertise in financial services, fintech, agriculture, healthcare and e-commerce.
  • Graduated from the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń in Financial Management and Accounting.
  • He started his career at KPMG, on a team responsible for audits of banks and financial institutions. From 2004 to 2010, he worked at the Controlling and Management Information Department of mBank S.A. In 2010, he joined the team of KGHM TFI S.A. as a Financial Controller. From 2011 to 2014 he was engaged by PKO BP BANKOWY PTE S.A., where he was responsible for the assessment and management of investment and operational risk and he was a member of the investment committee.
  • He joined the team in 2014.

Łukasz Wierdak

Investment Partner, Private Equity

Fintech and TMT
He has a 10-year professional experience in private equity and investment banking in Warsaw and London. He has worked for such renowned institutions as Citigroup, Penta Investments, and CAG, and presently is working for MCI Capital/Private Equity Managers. During his professional career he has been involved in over 20 investment projects, both on the buy-side and the sell-side (as the owner or an advisor). The major transactions that he has taken part in are as follows: the take-over of 100% of the shares of Mobiltek/Dotpay and 51% of the shares of eCard, the investment in and then – the disposal of non-controlling interest in Netia, the preparation and the disposal of the shares of Mediasoft Polska (eBroker) and other projects attended by such companies as Bakalland, MK Żary, Promedica24 and the Iglokrak Group. He manages Helix Ventures Partners fund and is in charge of investment projects at the MCI.EuroVentures 1.0 fund. He joined the team in 2013.

Maciej Bogaczyk

Venture Capital

Fintech, Entertainment

Norbert Kruszewski

Venture Capital

IOT and MedTec

Wojciech Walniczek

Venture Capital

Foodtech & Mobility
At MCI he is focusing on early and growth stage investments mainly in the areas of FinTech, marketplace, SaaS and e-commerce. Prior to joining MCI Wojtek worked nearly 6 years at McKinsey & Company, lately as an Engagement Manager, where he managed or performed over 30 strategy, digital and investment studies in telecommunications, financial and retail industries. Before McKinsey, he worked at KPMG in Zurich (Transaction Services) and Credit Suisse in London (Investment Banking, M&A). Wojtek holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, M.Sc. in Management and Finance from the Poznan University of Economics and he also studied International Business at ESCP-EAP in London. He joined MCI in early 2017.

Michał Wrzołek

Venture Capital

Marketplaces and SaaS
Michał has 12 years of professional experience in venture capital/private equity, investment banking and management consulting. He is working for the early growth phase VC fund Internet Ventures, running transactions, but first of all performing portfolio management and helping portfolio companies grow. Before joining MCI worked for McKinsey & Company as Implementation Manager, where he was responsible for implementation of key strategic initiatives in the largest corporate clients. Transactional and advisory experience he gained also in Azimutus and PwC where he performed more than 50 projects, both buy-side and sell-side advisory, and management consulting (inter alia strategy creation, verification and implementation as well as improvement of sales and customer service). He joined the team in 2015.

Sebastian Millinder

Private Equity

Retail and TMT