Vertigo Investments has been founded by three partners – Waldemar Mierzejewski, Wojtek Stankiewicz and Tomasz Zofka – with the aim to leverage their cooperation to date to create a leading investment house and transaction advisory achieving above average results for investors and business partners.
Each of them has been active in business for more than 15 years and they jointly constitute a team whose investment, transactional, managerial and advisory experience – acquired across many industries and markets – is among the best in the market.
After leaving Polbank, enlisting support of a private equity fund, he founded and led Finamo, a financial intermediary.
In recent years, he has concentrated increasingly on private investments and advisory, leading among others the first substantial joint project of a bank and a mobile operator.
He has joined Vertigo Investments after two years with Egon Zehnder, a leading global executive search firm.
Waldemar has graduated in economics from the Gdansk University, he also holds an MBA from INSEAD in France. He is a licenced stock broker.
For fifteen years at McKinsey he has been advising global corporations and mid-size firms alike across many industries, including consumer goods, retail, banking and telecommunications in Poland, Central Eastern Europe, Western Europe and China. He has spent one year with McKinsey in New York and has for several years contributed to the Firm’s expansion in the Middle East.
After leaving McKinsey Wojtek has cofounded Metropolitan Capital Solutions, an advisory boutique, and Kapitał Ziemski, a real estate investment firm, also pursuing own investments and entrepreneurial ventures.
In 2011 he has been nominated CEO of Rovese SA (formerly Cersanit), a leading Polish manufacturing firm with close to EUR 500 million sales, 7000 employees and more than 10 factories in Russia and Central Europe. He has left Rovese at the end of 2013.
Wojtek has graduated with an MA in Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France, both summa cum laude. He has also studied at the City University in London. He is fluent in English and German, and has working knowledge of French, Spanish and Russian.
He was responsible among others for large infrastructure investments, private equity transactions, cooperation with industry players as well as deal structuring and portfolio management. He participated in arranging and was responsible for follow-up financing amounting in total to more than EUR 4 billion.
Before joining Kulczyk Investments he has spent two years with Arthur Andersen in Warsaw.
Recently he has been involved in private endeavours as well advisory for private capital groups and family offices.
Tomasz graduated from Gdansk University with an MA in Economics. He is alumni of London Business School in corporate finance. He is also a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder and has been awarded FRM (Financial Risk Manager) designation.
Rafal has graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics and the Institut Francais de Gestion.