IPM Growth Partner

Marian Gazdik

Marian has a background in marketing, entrepreneurship, and venture capital, and holds a number of senior positions in support of new business ventures.

Marian is Managing Director of Startup Grind Europe, a network of successful global entrepreneurs, and Braintrust which focuses specifically on top entrepreneurs based in the Central & Eastern Europe region. He is also an advisory board member at T-Mobile Czech Republic & Telekom Slovakia, and a startup mentor at Virgin Startup. Marian was featured in the New Europe 100 list (organised by the Financial Times, Google, Respublica and Visegrad Strategy), a ranking of outstanding leaders in world class innovation from Central and Eastern Europe.

Prior to this, Marian led the global marketing strategy of mobile broadband at Orange, and had held various marketing roles at Orange Slovakia, Reebok in Germany and Kronstar/Werner&Mertz.

Marian holds an MBA from ESCP, the oldest business school in the world.

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