Nicola Szekely

Managing Director

Nicola is Managing Director of Russmedia Equity Partners. He has deep expertise in marketplaces, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer businesses and multi-channel retail. Nicola is a strong believer in the controversial idea, that you have to turn a profit to be a successful start-up. :-)

Nicola started his career at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants where he focused on retail and first-generation e-commerce companies. After leaving the consulting industry he build-up large retail companies in Central- and Eastern Europe. In 2013 he became CEO of Berlin-based start-up mysportgroup, pivoting the company from a flash-sales model to the largest marketplace for sporting goods in Europe. Eventually, Nicola led the company to a successful exit to Munich-based 21Sportsgroup in 2016.

Nicola loves different cultures and languages as he has lived and worked in 11 countries, ranging from more traditional business locations as London and Berlin to more exotic places as Cairo, Caracas or Bucharest.

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Competitive

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Pragmatic

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Proactive

Curious

Competitive

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Pragmatic

Sustainable

Proactive

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