All our team members are experts in their respective areas. Our strengths are firsthand experience in the hospitality industry and network of relationships built over time with many of the most successful hotel operators in Slovakia and internationally.
Renata Sedminova – Managing PartnerEducation: 1995 – 2000: Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Master Degree in English Language & Literature and Adult Education (focused on Personal Management)
2000 – 2003: Sydney Business and Travel Academy, Australia; Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management
Languages: Slovak, English, German
Professional background: Renata's passion for the hospitality industry has started already during her studies in US and Australia, where she worked for various hotel chains including Holiday Inn, Renaissance or Marriott as well as for the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Center. After she returned to Slovakia in 2003, Renata continued her career as a Guest Relations Manager and later as a Meetings & Events Manager at the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel in Bratislava. She was a member of the pre-opening teams and in charge of PR and marketing for both 5 * Kempinski hotels in Slovakia. Thanks to her international education combined with more than 12 years of professional experience in unique luxury hotels worldwide on various positions, she has a broad and diverse knowledge of the hospitality industry.
Zuzana Kvocekova – Managing PartnerEducation: 1991 – 1996: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
Languages: Slovak, Russian, English, German
Professional background: Zuzana gained her experience in hospitality while working for five years as a Manager of the Congress Center in Agroinstitute Nitra and for another seven years as a Project Manager in a multinational real estate corporation in charge of construction of the recreational complex. In 2009 she established together with her partner a successful recruitment and headhunting company, focused on senior executive positions in construction and automotive. Zuzana has recruited and consulted successfully for a wide range of mid and top management positions and managed number of executive search projects in Slovakia, Central Europe and Ukraine.
Slavka Gatialova – ManagerEducation: 1995 – 2000: Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
Institute for Education of Trustees in Bankruptcy
Languages: Slovak, English, Germanan
Professional background: In 2005, Slavka established together with her partner a private law firm G&G IURISCONSULTI. She has experience in the fields of civil law, commercial and contractual law, banking law, intellectual property law, and labor law, law of securities and regulation of medical institutions, public procurement and state aid. She provides counseling and complete law services on real estate deals. As a trusted assistant in bankruptcy proceedings she has gained a wide knowledge of bankruptcy law and dispute resolution. She has counseled several investors on solving regulatory problems and on the implementation of their M & A strategy in Slovakia.
Renata Macaiova – Recruitment ManagerEducation: Trnava University, Slovakia
Languages: Slovak, English, German, Hungarian
Professional background: Renata has broad and long-term experience in executive search as well as in assessment center and selection system development. Her professional background includes work as a Recruitment Manager in Caledonia Group and a Senior Consultant position in Manpower Slovakia. She started her career as a Researcher/Junior Hunter in People Place and later was promoted to a Consultant. She also worked as a Recruitment and Headhunting Consultant in Istroconti Consulting. Renata has been leading various executive search assignments for international leaders mainly in production and banking sectors.