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Expert Advice from Experienced Professionals


With number of years of search experience in the sectors they cover, Silvermont consultants have a finely-tuned sense of the market and are able to offer each client expert advice.


Michal Gaszczynski
Managing Partner CEE


Michal brings up 17 years of professional experience in Executive Search business from executing top quality search assignments on European, regional and country C-Suite and senior leadership roles executed in various countries, to Board level consulting advise on a strategic talent solutions. His main core sector knowledge comes from Financial & Professional Services and Consumer Goods in Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary and Romania.

Michal's career has been strongly connected with starting-up and developing of search businesses & branches on regional and country level. He started his career first in 1993 with a recognized international recruitment firm being responsible for establishing their business in Poznan (Poland) and later moved with similar tasks to a global search firm where he developed his career from a Branch Manager, Country Manager, up to the role of Managing Director - Central & Eastern Europe.

 

Apart of his graduate education at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan (Law Department, major in Management & Marketing), Michal completed number of related business courses like at the IPD, Institute of Personnel Development in London, ISM Institute School of Managers in Warsaw among others.



Andrzej Krzystek
Partner CEE


Andrzej has a degree in Finance & Accounting from School of Business Economics in Warsaw. He brings over 10 years of professional experience in executive search working for international recruitment consultancy companies.

Prior to joining Silvermont Associates for over 8 years Andrzej worked at Quantum Group where he managed Polish branch and partly worked in UK HQ of the company being responsible for business development and recruitment projects management in Europe.

Andrzej successfully managed numerous of recruitment projects at senior and middle management positions for global international corporations. He specializes mainly in Manufacturing sector (automotive, packaging, food, etc.) recruiting for all functions.


Krzysztof Paleolog
Partner CEE


Krzysztof Paleolog has over 12 years of professional experience gained mainly with Executive Search business but also followed by experience from B2B services (logistics, new technologies). He has successfully delivered number of strategic assignments mainly in sectors like Construction, New Technologies and Consumer Goods in Poland and in Central and Eastern Europe, including Czech Republic, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria.

Krzysztof began his career in 1997 at Neumann Management Institute, where he managed client services in terms of salary levels and motivational systems. During the course of his professional career he also worked later as a Sector Manager for leading global recruitment company being responsible for senior recruitment assignments in sectors like industry, new technologies and consumer goods.


Prior to joining Silvermont Krzysztof took up a position of Senior Consultant and BD Manager CEE at another global search firm, where he became responsible for management of search assignments for managerial positions in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.


Peter Kotka
Partner CEE


Peter brings with him a 20 years experience from executive search from the Central European region as well as the Nordic countries and Germany, where he has been working on European, regional and country level top- and middle level managerial positions. Having worked mainly for international search firms, he has completed searches on a number of strategic positions in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Logistics segment, within sectors such as HVAC, oil & gas, power & energy, material handling, coatings, commercial refrigeration, pulp & paper and others, but is also experienced from retail, SCC/BPO, FMCG, etc.

Peter holds a Master of Arts degree in political science from the University of Helsinki and also completed a postgraduate program in human resources management and labor relations at the University of Warsaw. Additionally he completed a undergraduate program in Polish and Czech languages and culture at the University of Helsinki. Apart from his home country Finland, Peter has been living in Sweden, Norway, Poland and is currently based in Czech Republic. He speaks English, Finnish, Swedish, Polish, Czech and have a working knowledge of German.

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