Our Team

Combined operational, deal execution, and board level experience of 150+ years.  Most of the team has been working together for the past 10+ years.

Collectively, the team provides

Founding Partners

Henry McGovern

Investment Committee
Founding Partner
• Serial entrepreneur
• Founder of AmRest Holdings SE
• 28 years industry experience

Steven K. Winegar

Investment Committee
Founding Partner
• AmRest Board of Director member
• Shareholder and senior executive of Grupo Zena
• Founder of Restauravia Grupo Empresarial
• 33 years industry experience

Partners & Lead Execution

Martin Davalos

Investment Committee
• 10 years+ Leading a Multi-billion Family Office
• Senior Vice President Sales Business Development at Citibank Europe & Australia
• 20 years+ experience in corporate finance, real estate and M&A

Troy Weeks

Investment Committee
• Head of Venture Capital and Technology Funds at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
• Senior M&A Associate in CMS London & Budapest
• 20 years industry experience

Harry Goss

Investment Committee
• More than 20 years of international food service and M&A advisor experience
• Managing Director at Nomura, led food service and leisure advisory practice in Europe

Functional Heads​

Oksana Staniszewska

Chief People Officer
• Chief People Officer at AmRest and Americana
• Leadership consultant and coach at Oxford Group and LSP Leadership
• 20+ years experience in people and operational functions in 20+ countries

Dawid Książczak

Chief Legal Officer
• Chief Legal Officer at AmRest
• Tax Manager at Mondi Paper Świecie S.A.
• 15 years industry experience

Investment Team​

Maciej Mausch

Investment Director
• Brand president, Pizza Hut Global (500+ Rest in AmRest)
• Market Director & CFO at AmRest
• Senior Analyst in Franklin Templeton
• 14 years industry experience

Michał Serwatka

Investment Manager, Food Service
• Head of Investor Relations and M&A at AmRest
• Supervisory Board Member at Etno Café
• Metropolitan Properties Investment Manager
• 12 years industry experience

Adam Putyra

Investment Manager, Food Service
• Finance and investment manager at AmRest
• Finance manager at Starbucks and KFC
• 10 years industry experience

Marta Laorden

VC Investment Manager, Food Tech
• Attorney & business professional
• Diversification Area Director at Mutua Insurance Co
• 8+ Senior Investment Manager at Mutli-billion Family Office
• 14 years experience on the investment industry

Steven Gamo

Technical Lead
• Master in Engineering at Boston University
• 5 years+ experience in consulting and financial roles (PwC, KPMG)
• Crew Chief in the US Army National Guard

Michel Kovac

Food Tech Associate
• Master in International Management
• M&A Associate in Ernst and Young
• Consultant in Okta Investments
• 5 years+ industry experience

Pawel Szczepaniak

Head of Digital
• Chief Information & Digital Officer Vapiano
• Chief Information Officer dean&david
• Global Senior IT Director, AmRest
• 15 years+ restaurant IT & digital industry experience


Magda Bilska

Finance Director
• Global Treasury Director at AmRest
• Senior Associate in The Boston Consulting Group
• 14 years industry experience

Justyna Peryt

Investor Support
• Business administration at AmRest
• AML-KYC analyst at Deloitte Tax Advisory
• 5 years industry experience

Alicja Kubiak

Fund OPS and HR
• Business admin and HR roles at AmRest & Merck
• AML-KYC process support at Deloitte Tax Advisory
• 6 years+ combined industry experience

Eva Sacilotto

Reporting & Valuation Associate
• Portfolio Monitoring and Reporting Associate at Capital Dynamics
• Senior Associate at Colmore Ltd
• 12+ years of industry experience

Joanna Elblasi

Executive Assistant
• Administration Project Manager Officer at AmRest in Poland.
• Qualified Corporate Identity and Public Relations Officer
• 10+ years of experience working with high-level executives in the food & hotel industry across Europe, Middle East, USA .

Operational Team in Portfolio Companies

Olgierd Danielewicz

• 24 years in the restaurant industry
• Former COO at AmRest
• Former BK + KFC brand president
• Introduced BK in CEE
• Grown AmRest from 25 to 2,350 stores

Renata Danielewicz

• 17 years in the restaurant industry
• Former AmRest HR Talent
• Development, Processes and Systems Director
• Owner of Best Self, Executive Coach
• Marshall Goldsmith, Leadership Coach

Peter Kaineder

• 17 years in Investment Banking
• 5 years in restaurant + food-tech
• Former Chief Strategy Officer at AmRest
• Former Glovo board member

Aleksandra Tajak

• 12 years in the restaurant industry
• Former Head of Controlling at CCC
• Former Group Controller at AmRest