Get to know our team

Dušan Šenkypl, David Holý and Jan Barta - a group of hard-working patriots with vast experience in business - form the core of the Pale Fire. Buildingimprovingsharing their know-how and investing is what they are passionate about. They provide resources, dedicate time and energy towards enthusiastic, creative and talented people upholding high moral values who are devoted to create a better world through their dedication to hard work, people who are eager to develop themselves and their companies and avoid unnecessary dead ends on their journey, people who want to keep learning and growing, who listen and who want to move their companies forward in order to create better working conditions and a better place for living. These are exactly the people that PFC is looking to cooperate with and become valuable partners within their business.

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Dušan Šenkypl - Partner at Pale Fire Capital

He specializes in setting effective organizational structures, sales team and product development operations. He created several global ecommerce and technology projects used by more than 200 million of users. He built ePojisteni.cz and NetBrokers Holding, a dominant fintech player with more than 500 employees, which was bought by a German media group Bauer Media in 2018. He enjoys sports and dedicates portion of his time to non-profit projects.

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Jan Barta - Partner at Pale Fire Capital

He is responsible for finding and analyzing investment opportunities. Next to that, he enjoys helping portfolio companies with strategic discussions and evaluating their opportunities and threats. Already during his studies at the University College London, Jan was involved with several internet businesses, putting to work his creativity and strategic insights. He regularly dedicates part of his time to non-profit projects.

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David Holý - Partner at Pale Fire Capital

He creates marketing strategies for portfolio companies. Since 2004, he has been involved in e-commerce product development. He was for instance product manager for AVG Toolbars, with 225 million installations globally. He helped to build ePojisteni, where he served as CMO and Tarifomat CEO for 10 years. He is transforming marketing strategies of Aukro, as well as sales and product processes in the global project Munipolis/Mobilní Rozhlas.

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Petr Krajíček - Partner at Pale Fire Capital

He creates marketing strategies for portfolio companies. Since 2004, he has been involved in e-commerce product development. He was for instance product manager for AVG Toolbars, with 225 million installations globally. He helped to build ePojisteni, where he served as CMO and Tarifomat CEO for 10 years. He is transforming marketing strategies of Aukro, as well as sales and product processes in the global project Munipolis/Mobilní Rozhlas.

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David Šiška - Partner at Purpose Ventures

He is responsible for finding new investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies in our new fund Purpose Ventures. David has experience with strategic management, building effective organizations and products, with international expansion, as well as with logistics. In 2010, he co-founded a startup that helps students to find a good quality education abroad. Since 2013, he has been building Bonami.cz, where he also served as CEO. He supports the startup ecosystem in the Czech Republic by co-organizing Founders. He likes to study psychology and philosophy.

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Jiří Ponrt - Group CFO

Jirka's main responsibility is managing Pale Fire Capital's finances, supporting financial management in individual companies of the portfolio, and searching for new investment opportunities. Together with the team of CFOs and analysts he is leading, they are dedicated to the financial development of the portfolio, as well as helping companies which are not yet ready to manage their finances on their own. In his spare time he enjoys sports and travelling and last but not least spending time with his family.

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Adam Slabý - CFO

Adam’s first project was to take over the financial management of Aukro and afterwards the whole of the Pale Fire Capital’s finances. Since 2022, Adam has been the longest-serving member of Pale Fire Capital. He enjoys the management dynamics, company’s ability to make quick decisions and the portfolio diversity at Pale Fire Capital. From 2022 he has been focusing on financial management of the ROUVY project. Outside of PFC, he runs his own business in healthcare price regulation and plays tennis in his spare time.

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Rostislav Moric - CFO

Rostislav focuses on financial management of portfolio companies. He is currently the CFO of Aukro and Favi. His position as the CFO is based on his extensive experience in finance and business controlling which he gained while working in several companies in the Czech Republic and Germany. In his spare time he enjoys travelling and is also actively interested in startups.

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Tomáš Šikola - Senior analyst

Tomáš focuses on search and appraisal of investment opportunities in both private and public markets. Additionally, he helps PFC portfolio companies grow through competition research, setting up data processes and data analysis. Before joining PFC he was overseeing the macroeconomic modelling of international trade at the Department for International trade in the UK. He graduated from Finance at the Peking University in China and from Economics and Econometrics at the University of Kent in the UK. Tomáš enjoys backpacking, skiing and a glass of good wine.

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Petra Nulíčková - HR manager

Petra leads the Human Resources in PFC and manages our social media. She helps with setting up the HR strategy and also product, along with hiring for the key roles in companies within our portfolio. Petra is also behind the recruitment of our team. What she enjoys about PFC is the diversity of activities, the continuous learning, our team of top-level senior colleagues and the interconnection of HR and business. She spends her free time giving lectures at universities, writing her HR blog. She enjoys reading and growing flowers.

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Barbora Němcová - HR support

Barbora works at PFC as HR support - she searches for candidates, prepares documents for selection procedures and helps with HR projects. Among other things, she is actively interested in HR and law in her spare time through various training courses and workshops. Her other hobbies include reading books, but also shooting and travelling. However, she mostly enjoys spending time with her children.

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Nikola Herejková - Financial controller

Nikola started her professional career at Unipetrol and gained further experience at Assa Abloy and FlexTecs. Now she works at PFC as a financial controller, focusing on closing, internal reporting and economic analysis. At PFC, she was attracted by the opportunity for professional and personal development alongside experienced leaders. This ever-positive girl is passionate about sports and she is a 4-time world kickboxing champion.

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Michaela Šafářová - Lawyer

Michaela graduated in business administration and law at Masaryk University in Brno. She has extensive experience in advocacy and corporate environment, as well as her own law practice. Michaela handles all PFC's internal corporate documents, but she also provides legal advice and analysis to our portfolio companies.  In her spare time she enjoys dancing, sports and photography. 

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Jana Čivrná - Executive asisstant

Jana is the first person you meet when you enter the PFC. She makes sure we have a good time at work and don't miss anything. She is in charge of office management, processing invoices and documents for partners, assisting the finance team and covering communication with suppliers. In her spare time, she enjoys her family, cycling, reading and travelling.

Thinking about joining our team?

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We'd love to hear what you'd like to do with us and what fulfills you in life.