About Us

Our values don’t change over time. We broaden our knowledge and experience every day.

Mario Fondati and Liana Abaffyová

We are a business team that enjoys working together for a wide range of clients. We share the same values such as partnership, trust, transparency and open communication, that we apply to building long-term relationships with our clients, candidates and business partners. Each of us has had a long career in consulting and dozens of successful projects. We are constantly working on our development.

Náš tím

Mario Fondati
Mario Fondati

I have been in this business for over twenty years, fifteen of which in consulting. I have worked in international companies and led Executive Search projects and projects aimed at streamlining management development and process management. For more than ten years, I have been focusing on family-owned businesses. I help owners to successfully plan and carry out intergenerational transfers, set up a suitable management model after they leave the company and bring forth further growth of the company through cooperation and development of key members of the family and management.

I am involved in various business communities whose main goal is mutual cooperation and respect, continuous development and improvement of business environment in Slovakia. I have extensive publishing and lecturing experience, especially in family business. I am fluent in English and German.

I like to spend my free time with my family, reading books. I lead an active lifestyle, practising a number of recreational sports. In the past I used to be a successful basketball player and after a long break I returned to coaching children. Sport has given me so much and now I want to give back. I also care about the physical and personal development of youth.

I enjoy working with people who adhere to moral and ethical principles, have a positive mindset and not only never stop learning themselves but help others develop, too.

Liana Abaffyová
Liana Abaffyová

For almost fifteen years I have been working in human capital consulting. As an Executive Search Consultant I have successfully filled many positions in top and middle management for local and international companies across various sectors and expert domains. For our clients, I always try to deliver the best and the most appropriate the market has to offer. Being persistent as well as goal and detail oriented, I can quickly understand client’s needs and effectively analyze the market of suitable candidates. I also have the ability to make new contacts quickly and have been building a network, which has proven very useful to our clients filling key positions.

As a consultant I participate in projects for family businesses, where I identify and evaluate the potential of key members of top management and potential successors from among family members. I also provide operational and organizational consulting for small family businesses and local companies.

In our company I focus on activities aimed at improving the quality of provided services and increasing the satisfaction and care of our clients. I am also responsible for the company’s marketing and communicating on social networks. I am fluent in English.

I enjoy spending my free time with my family in a weekend house in the Orava region, hiking and cycling or skiing and snowboarding in winter. I like to relax with a cup of good coffee and a book.

Lucia Plačková
Lucia Plačková

My entire professional career has been linked to Human Resources area. I worked for an international HR consulting company specializing in Executive Search for twelve years. I successfully filled a large number of top and middle management positions across various sectors from Slovakia and other CEE countries. For the past four years, I have worked as an internal HR Manager setting up complex processes and standards for a local company. I was responsible for a wide range of tasks including creating the company's organizational structure, employee recognition and benefits scheme, designing and implementing development/training programs.

Being familiar with two different perspectives, as an HR consultant and HR manager I can see the bigger picture. I help clients accurately identify their needs, advise them and effectively implement our complex projects. Thanks to a comprehensive overview in the field of internal HR, I can competently and effectively help clients to set up their HR policy on both strategic and process levels.

As a senior consultant in our company I focus on building relationships with customers, filling key positions in their companies, looking for ways to increase employee motivation and personal development. I also participate in complex consulting projects for family businesses. I am fluent in English and German.

I like to spend my free time with my family and friends, listening to good music and practicing outdoor sports. I am an active member of the Veľká Voda Polar Bear Club, I love long-distance and cold water swimming.

Nie sme odborníci na všetko

In addition to our key people, we work closely with several lecturers, coaches, experts on legal issues, transfer of family assets, tax advisory, business transformation, as well as financial and strategic analysis. We will create a project team, tailored to your specific needs, consisting of recognized specialists in specific domains.