Hotel Consulting Group Team
Marketing and Management Specialist. Co-founder and shareholder of Hotel Consulting Group. He managed and supervised numerous projects including the award-winning POZIOM 511 Design Hotel & SPA and the luxurious Modrzewie Park Hotel. Until 2008, CEO and Member of the Management Board at Hotel System, responsible for 4 hotels within the network (directly managed and supervised construction of three). Previously, developed his skills as a Marketing and Sales Director and Project Manager at new technologies companies. Mirosław Włosik is involved in teaching and academic research at the Economic Academy in Katowice (where he graduated from) and Silesian University. Author of many publications in the field of marketing and investment projects.
Manager and owner of restaurants, co-founder and shareholder at Hotel Consulting Group. Since 2005, Member of the Management Board and Food & Beverage Manager, responsible for development of food and beverage zones at Hotel System network. As Head of the F*B Department Rafał Machaj launched the Rosso Nero brand onto the market and managed 4 restaurants in Cracow, Poznań and Wrocław. He made his F&B debut and gained experience in while working for Sfinks other Cracow’s reputable restaurants and finally launched and managed his own restaurant in Cracow. Graduate of Economic University in Cracow. Finance expert. Expert in food & beverage investments.
Project Manager I Hotel Consultant
Manager with years of experience working in both hotel chains and independent hotels. She gained her skills as a director of a 4-star hotel Qubus Krakow, director of Cristal Resort Szklarska Poreba belonging to the network of Zdrojowa Invest and director of Hotel Diament Plaza in Katowice acting within the “Diament” hotel chain. She gained her professional touches gained in a luxury boutique 5-star Modrzewie Park Hotel in Szczawnica, as a middle and senior manager. Her career began with starting positions in the city’s restaurants and hotels, making her familiar with the HoReCa secrets in the smallest details.
A graduate of Jagiellonian University in Cracow and of a postgraduate course at the Cracow University of Economics. A participant in many trainings concerning negotiation, sales, public tenders, communication and project management.
She has over ten years of experience in sales, including a few of working in the Polish division of Nowy Styl Group, where she held managerial positions and dealt with sales and sales team management. Before taking the position of the Domestic Sales Director in the Forum Seating, she served as the sales manager in the Enova company, dealing with new technologies. She also supervised leasing of commercial space.
In her private life, she has a passion for family life and Pilates. In her free time, she indulges in listening to an intelligent electronic music.
Chef I Gastronomy Consultant
An experienced chef, contemporary kitchen passionate, multiple times intern of Wojciech Modest Amaro’s. Known to a wider audience by his participation in the Top Chef TV show. He has gained experience in well-known restaurants in Poland, as well as in Belgium, where he spent more than 5 years honing his skills under the guidance of well-known chefs. Privately he is strongly associated with Upper Silesia, where he lives with his family.
Project Manager |Gastronomy Consultant
Restaurateur with passion and family tradition, with many years of rich experience. He successfully ran a family pub, a restaurant of his own original idea, as well as a franchise café. Thanks to a long cooperation with the Coffeeshop Company network as the Operational Manager for Poland, he also gained valuable experience in managing network structures.
Creative and sensitive to the nuances of the gastronomic business, he co-creates restaurant and hotel projects within the HCG Group.
Privately, father and husband, sociologist by profession. Passionate about good coffee and original cuisine.
He was born in Poland. He currently resides in Sosnowiec in southern part of the Silesia region with his wife and two children. In 1999 he obtained his master’s degree in economics with the speciality in marketing. Since 2000 he has been teaching at one of the most prestigious economics university in Poland – the University of Economics in Katowice. He was a co-founder of the first in the Silesia region economics’ studies in English. In the years 2002-2008 he was in charge of International Business specialisation at the Faculty of Management at the University of Economics in Katowice.
In 2005 he received his Ph.D. degree in economics at the Faculty of Management at the University of Economics in Katowice. He was employed as an assistant professor at the Market and Marketing Research Department, and since 2016 he has been a member of the Department of Business and Consumer Relationship Management at the Faculty of Informatics and Communication (University of Economics in Katowice). He’s a co-founder and managing director at the Instytut HCG.
An academic, consultant, trainer & researcher in the field of management and marketing. His areas of competence are as follows:
SM & SNS in business communications;
sales techniques & methods;
customer service standards.
Olgierd was worked with more than 50 organizations where he has provided and created unique solutions, including among others: Philips, KAPSCH, VITRA, SAMSUNG, GTL Katowice Airport, NNZ Group, TÜV NORD, Kompania Węglowa, CRH KLINKIER, Sysco, Kopex Equity Lindab-Astron.
He is interested in literature, motorcycles. In his free time he likes also hiking and skiing.
Financier with several years of professional practice. As an analyst, implementation specialist, consultant and, ultimately, investment director, Radosław acquired experience in a number of IT and developer companies. For several years, Radosław has been working in the hotel industry, where he has successfully been using his experience in finance management, budgeting and development of financial models and analyses.
Privately, lover of literature and history.
Front Office Manager
A professional and perfectionist, she affiliated herself with the hotel industry at the very beginning of her professional career. She perfected her skills starting at a hotel reception desk and working in a SPA, then through the Internet sale, and finally – in executive positions. Associated mainly with the Cracow market, including many years of cooperation with the Qubus hotel network. Always cares about good rapport, bringing into a team lots of positive energy. Privately, an eager jogger and animal lover.
A Housekeeping Manager with a rich experience. She had her first contact with hotel floor service already at the age of 19. In the following years she came through an intensive training and won promotion after promotion. The biggest challenge for her was working in a three-hundred-room Crown Plaza Hotel in Manchester, where she held down the job for two years. After returning to Poland, she carried on working in this sector, and eventually took the managerial position in the Lwowska 1 Aparthotel. Besides the hotel industry, she is passionate about geography and land surveying.
Graduate of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, in the Faculty of Interior Design, Furniture Design specialization. As a repeated scholar, she graduated from the university with distinction, winning the rector’s medal. Participant and winner of several competitions, exhibitions and biennials. She gained her professional experience, among others, in New York, but she is permanently connected with Poland, where she has been, already for several years, successfully designing commercial interiors of hotels and restaurants.
Privately, she loves traveling, spending time actively and her beloved dog.
Project Manager | Sommelier
Hotelier and gastronome with several years of experience in launching and managing hotels of different standards (from 3 to 5 stars). He received oenological education in Australia and for many years has perfected the sommelier art – not only in restaurants (mainly in the British Isles), but also at luxury passenger ferries sailing along the coast of the United States. He is a wine passionate and an efficient manager in one person, in addition to his good command of several languages. Privately passionate about science fiction and fantasy.
Gabriela Gajek- Zakolska
Graduate of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, in the Faculty of Interior Design, Interior Design specialization. Already during the studies, she was distinguished by an individual style and great power of creation. She gained professional experience in architectural studios, working from the very beginning at restaurants, hotels, water parks and other public utility buildings. She perfectly combines art and business, creating beautiful, but also functional interiors.
Privately, she travels a lot, but also values family life and peace of the home.
Assistant to the Management Board
An assistant to the Management Board and indispensable administrative support for the company. Diligent, exact and devoted, she keeps a watchful eye on the company office, coordinating formal, legal, financial and HR affairs. She finished her education at the Pedagogical University, with the speciality of Public Administration, and successfully broadens the acquired knowledge in our company. Privately, an enthusiast of the Polish mountains.