New members on the board of BinarApps!
Today is a special day, both for BinarApps and for us. We are entering a new decade with an even stronger team!
We are very excited that Piotr Kania, as Managing Director, and Tomasz Cichowicz, as Chief Strategy Officer, has joined the top management of the company.
We have been developing the company together for 6 years, expanding the team, customer portfolio, and our offer. During this period we have achieved a lot: we have carried out over 150 projects in 16 countries on 4 continents, and at the same time we have one of the lowest employee turnover rates in the industry. For a long time, our business has been not only the implementation of IT projects: a significant part of our clients receive from us both business and technical advisory support, especially at an early stage of the project. This makes us their long-term business partner.
During talks with Maciek, we came to the obvious conclusions that we want to take the company to another level. We want to strengthen our core business, put special emphasis on growth through geographical expansion, and look for opportunities for concentric diversification. Development in the coming years will be even more demanding and to carry it out professionally, we need additional people in the management team. We have very ambitious plans but we want to make them happen while maintaining the company’s identity and high quality of services offered, which requires multi-dimensional action.
On behalf of BinarApps board, I welcome our new team members! I’m looking forward to our future together.
Piotr is an experienced leader in international software delivery, nearshore IT professional services as well as organizational development and transformation. He went through every career step in technology organization: starting from a system analyst role through senior solution architect to IT project manager and later moved on to more business-oriented management and leadership roles.
His past experience includes international technology consulting engagements with CGI, technology and leadership roles at Nokia across Europe and the Middle East, launching Poland’s 4th mobile operator. Moving to business side he kicked off mobile software and automotive technology delivery center for SymphonyTeleca (acquired by Harman), accelerated the growth of nearshore delivery arm of independent service provider Rule Financial upon its acquisition by GFT. There he was responsible for scaling up the company to 800 people in professional and shared services providing cloud (Google, AWS, Azure), ML & AI, DLT and digital transformation solutions to global banking and insurance clients. At BinarApps, he will focus on business development, organizational transformation, scalability, and governance.
Piotr was also co-founder and managing partner in two IT startups delivering ERP solutions for retail customers, software testing services and most recently he co-founded his first non-IT venture in the hospitality sector. Piotr is a double graduate of SGH at the faculties of Computer Science and Finance as well as a graduate of Executive MBA program by Université du Québec à Montréal.
Tomasz is an entrepreneur with a track record of building and operating software houses, startups, and Venture Capital funds. His last venture was Printelize.com, a SaaS-based sales automation system for professional 3D printing companies which he exited to a US-based strategic investor. Later on, Tomasz joined Luma Investment where he built and led the VC investments department – Luma Ventures). During this time, he had the pleasure to accelerate companies such as NUADU, CashDirector, Algolytics Technologies, Vizum Lab and Datarino where he also served as a Supervisory Board Member. At BinarApps, Tomasz will be shaping and directing the company’s strategy including key initiatives like mergers and acquisitions and international expansion.
Over the years Tomasz has helped a number of entrepreneurs restructure or grow their business. He has also served as a transactional advisor to corporate clients and investment funds. A keen contributor to the CEE startup ecosystem, Tomasz strongly believes in innovation as a key driver of economic growth that directly translates into the prosperity of local communities. He often engages in mentoring programs like MIT Enterprise Forum, Startup Hub Warsaw or serves as a jury member in various startup competitions.
Tomasz graduated from ESMT in Berlin with an Executive MBA in General Management. He also holds a Master’s Degree diploma from Coventry University and Technical University of Lodz where he studied Software Engineering and Computer Science.