Our team

People are our greatest asset. ARIA team comprises high-class experts work across multiple fields: strategy, finance, law, sales, marketing and communication. They have extensive knowledge and comprehensive work experience in various industries and sectors of the economy.

Dariusz Lewandowski
Dariusz Lewandowski

Dariusz Lewandowski

President

Has a lot of professional success under his belt. Managed such international corporations as Red Bull and TATA in Poland. As a PwC and Deloitte consultant he also advised corporations in finance, as well as he provided business consulting services and introduced entities to the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He is Certified Adviser in the Alternative Trading System of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Privately, his passions include surfing and competitive skateboarding.

Katarzyna Kolmus
Katarzyna Kolmus

Katarzyna Kolmus

Member of the board

Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Warsaw. She is an attorney at the District Bar Association in Warsaw. She specializes in civil, commercial, and capital market law. She has extensive experience in the conduct of investment transactions, preparation of information documents, the process of raising capital, as well as the creation of the compliance procedures. She is also a Certified Adviser in the Alternative Trading System for New Connect and Catalyst on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. A lover of challenges in professional life as well as private (therefore she devotes her free time to her dachshund).

Piotr Budnik
Piotr Budnik

Piotr Budnik

Advisor of the board

Securities broker with permissions to perform investment advisory services and a Certified Adviser in the Alternative Trading System of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He began his career in the First Republic Group investment firm’s New York branch. A graduate of the University of Economics in Katowice. He also attended the Woodberry Forest School, Virginia, USA. Privately, a proponent of physical activity, healthy eating, and the game of chess.

Daniel Kulaszewski
Daniel Kulaszewski

Daniel Kulaszewski

Managing director of business development division

Manager with many years of professional experience gained in financial institutions (brokerage houses, investment fund companies, insurance companies). Participated in numerous start-up projects, particularly in financial intermediary. A devout follower of the “customer focus” strategy, with experience in direct customer service. Financial Supervision Authority licensed counselor. Privately a huge fan of his German shepherd, cycling, and gardening.

Marta Walendzewicz
Marta Walendzewicz

Marta Walendzewicz

Investment analyst

Graduated from the elite University of Bocconi in Milan with the title of the CEMS Master in International Management. She is also a graduate of finance and quantitative methods at the Warsaw School of Economics. In addition, she also completed stage 3 of the international CFA exam (prestigious financial licence honored worldwide). For 3 years she associated with the Polish Energy Group, where she worked on the company’s strategy and investment analysis. Her previous experience was gained in consulting firms (Deloitte Advisory, Bryanston Resources) and international corporations (Danone, Raiffeisen Bank). Her free time she devotes to reading books, skiing, and rocket sports.

Anna Wacławek-Ptaszek
Anna Wacławek-Ptaszek

Anna Wacławek-Ptaszek

lawyer

Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. Specialist in the field of capital market law, in particular investment funds. She gained her experience as a lawyer in a association of investment funds and a brokerage house, where she provided comprehensive legal services of the entities and funds managed by them. Privately she is passionate about travel, books, and sports.

Daniel Kozłowski
Daniel Kozłowski

Daniel Kozłowski

lawyer

Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University, as well as from the American Law Center, which runs under the joint auspices of the University of Warsaw and the Levin College of Low, University of Florida. He has extensive experience which includes being employed in an entity which brings together banking institutions in Poland, work in Polish and international law firms with headquarters in such places as Washington D.C. and New York City, where for many years he handled transactions in the fields of banking and finance, capital markets law, including issuing of securities, as well as M & A transactions. The area of his interests include real-estate transactions and regulatory issues relating to the financial market. Privately he’s fan of staying active and reading history books.

Kacper Bujalski
Kacper Bujalski

Kacper Bujalski

venture partner

Experienced start-up specialist, able to draw conclusions on a meta level. Aware of the different stages of development of a company, its strengths, weaknesses, and potential. He is responsible for finding, analyzing, obtaining and the temporary management of investment projects with a high rate of return. He functions as an advisor to the board in the companies yestersen.pl, Survicate, and Livespace. He gained experience in managerial and directorial positions in companies such as fru.pl and flyhacks.com. Outside of work his interests include developing American football in Poland, which he has been doing since 2011 via the Warsaw Sharks management team. He is also involved at the league and union levels of American football in Poland.

Grzegorz Szymański
Grzegorz Szymański

Grzegorz Szymański

director of marketing and communications

Advisor with 15 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations. He has unique experience gained in three different sectors: private, public, and government. He worked as a director of marketing, public relations, and investor relations at Sante, PGZ, ARP and MS TFI. He has advised clients in various industries and sectors of the economy, as a senior manager at McCANN Worldgroup agencies, as well as at ALERT MEDIA Communications. He conducted public relations for Coca-Cola, Nutricia Poland, Deutsche Bank, Goodyear Dunlop Tires Poland, Bakoma, and KFC. He specializes in corporate product and crisis communications, as well as personal branding. He also holds a Master’s Degree in economics. Privately, a lover of literature (factual, historical, biographical) and good music (jazz, classical). In his free time he practices fencing.

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