Fund management competency centre, strong professional “workshop”

Our goal is to further enhance GB & Partners as a competency centre by building and continuously extending a powerful professional „workshop”. Extreme focus is so placed on the recruitment of new team members with attractive work experience as well on constant training of colleagues.

We are permanently expanding our team so that we could meet the needs emerging from our intense investment activity and the growing number of portfolio companies. A good number of fine professional managers have teamed up with us in recent years; i.e. we can boast to have hired senior experts with decades of international investment banking leadership or private equity and venture capital investment experience, whereas some other professionals from PwC, E&Y and other multinational companies also chose to work with GB & Partners. Dynamic growth still remains a key focus; we are committed to broaden our team of professionals both in the investment and transactions as well as the business development (portfolio management) departments in order achieve our strategic goals.

Zsarnay István
Zsarnay IstvánSenior Investment Analyst
Istvan joined GB & Partners as a trainee in November of 2018, and as of January 2020 is strengthening the investments and transactions team as Senior Investment Analyst. His professional and relevant industry interest dates back to his Bachelor studies in Corvinus University, where he examined the success factors of tech start-ups (eg. Prezi) and acquired valuable knowledge on the importance of early-stage organisational structuring. Finished his Master's studies at the University of Amsterdam, majoring entrepreneurship and Innovation to broaden his horizons on new ventures. Executed a successful quasi-experiment on seed- and start-up stage investment decision-making where financial information is scarce or even missing, thereby contributed to academic publications. Beforehand he had assisted in executing ideas, managed start-up firms and delivered several innovative projects. Istvan has a deep understanding on innovative and disruptive technology-related sectors and has also gained valuable experience in M&A transactions and valuations.