Michal Smrek was principally responsible for the creation of R2G. He now leads the team and has overall responsibility for its success. He focuses on deal flow, family liaison and management of R2G and its projects. Before joining R2G, Michal was the head of White & Case’s leading CEE private Equity practice. Michal was trained as a lawyer at CMS Mckenna.
Jakub Dyba is R2G’s head of Investments. He focuses on deal origination, evaluation and execution. Jakub joined R2G from Genesia, a leading boutique investment bank, where he was managing partner. Prior to establishing Genesia Jakub worked at Credit Suisse First Boston as an equity analyst, equity trader and investment banker in Prague, London and New York.
Marek Skreta brings in-depth knowledge of wealth management and profound investment expertise in public and private markets to R2G, which he gained as longstanding Head of Central Europe at UBS Wealth Management and his previous work experience at Credit Suisse, Boston Venture and Europa Capital Management.
Ales Zidek is responsible for tax and complex valuations at R2G. Ales joined R2G from White & Case where he was the head of tax for CEE. Ales has extensive experience of complex tax structures and financial modelling. Before joining W&C Ales worked at Arthur Andersen. Ales holds a degree in cybernetics and is a registered Czech tax advisor.
Alena Naatz runs R2G’s portfolio management group. She is responsible for the monitoring and support of portfolio companies. She joined R2G from White & Case, where she was a partner in the M&A, corporate and regulatory group. Alena also has significant transactional experience. Alena is fluent in English and German.
Damian Beaven is a British national with over 15 years of corporate and transactional experience in CEE and CIS. Before joining R2G Damian was a partner at White & Case and advised on some of the most significant M&A transactions in the region. Before moving to CEE he worked at Gouldens in the City of London. Damian is bi-lingual in English and German.
Vera Bechynova is a member of the Wealth Management team and R2G’s director of human resources.
Before joining R2G, Vera was a board member of CGS, where she also held the positions of spokeswoman and director of human resources.
She also manages Martinicky Palace, a renaissance palace dating back to the 16th century and seat of R2G.
Vera is fluent in English and French.