Marek Benko

Executive officer and advisor

Martin, Slovakia


Operations and Finance executive, board member, and consultant, well-versed in growth strategies and enablement. With extensive experience in and focused on helping companies deal with key challenges in order to improve their performance and move forward towards achieving challenging goals.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 14 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Automobiles and Components Banks Capital Goods Construction Materials Diversified Telecommunication Services Electric Utilities Paper and Forest Products Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Life Sciences


Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Venture and minority investments, Commercial Due Diligence, Technical Due Diligence, Vendor Due Diligence, Term Sheet, Contractual Agreements, M&A Negotiations, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Corporate Governance & ESG, Value Creation & Enhancement, Exit Strategy, M&A Marketing Materials, Financial Modeling, Company Valuation, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office

Languages: German, Italian, English, Slovak, Czech

Work Experience





- Now

Freelance consultant • Led complex assessment of current state and growth readiness of high precision optics company acquired by Private Equity fund from its founder. Identified key areas for improvement, proposed corrective measures to achieve world class standard, prioritized actions and designed implementation plan - identified opportunity of 50M EUR. • Responsible for End-to-End assessment, identification of growth constraints and enablers, prioritization of actions and implementation plan for a manufacturing company in rail supply industry recently acquired by two Private Equity funds. • Co-lead identification of high impact savings projects across diverse group of client’s portfolio companies to support group’s 5 – year savings plan and address the multimillion savings gap.





- Now

Freelance advisor Amberius is an advisory business covering Central Europe with expertise in: - Business Development - M&A / Corporate Finance and - Operational Excellence The Amberius team are very experienced experts who have led businesses in global advisory and industrial concerns. They have all had robust experience advising clients on M&A, growing businesses, developing and launching new products.

Martimex - Alfa a.s.




- 1/3/2021

• Maximized realized value of the remaining assets • Responsible to settle outstanding creditors’ claims, resolve active legal disputes, close all active contracts • Deregistered the company and disbursed liquidation balance to the shareholder

Martimex - Alfa a.s.

Managing Director, Board Vice Chairman



- Now

• New product strategy and expansion initiative • Company sale conditions negotiation with potential buyers • Deal structure setup from legal and tax standpoint • Detail contract negotiations with buyer and financing institutions • Oversee and ensure smooth transfer of assets and operations to the buyer

Martimex - Alfa a.s.

Corporate Development and Commercial Director, Board member



- 31/7/2017

• New market entry and international expansion growth strategy • Marketing strategy, tools, and company presence to increase brand awareness and boost sales • Procurement and warehouse management system to streamline operations • New product prototypes’ technical installations and suppliers’ sign off projects

Martimex - Alfa a.s.

Head of Finance, Board member



- 30/9/2012

(Import/Export of forestry, construction and agricultural machinery; the company owns assets used in production of the machines carried out through subsidiary LKT s.r.o.) • Valuation (Model Design and Review) • Corporate Strategy Design • Financial Planning and Budgeting • Project Coordination





- 31/8/2011

• Operations/Performance Improvement (Automotive) • Process Design and Optimization (Automotive, Banking) • Process Review (Automotive, Banking, Brewing, Energy, Telecom) • Process Model Design (Banking) • Business Continuity Strategy (Energy, Telecom) • Project Management/Coordination (Banking, Energy, Telecom) • Corporate Governance and Compliance (Banking) • Fraud and Asset Misappropriation Investigation (Financial Services, Food)

HKM Zvolen

Hockey player



- 31/12/2002


Darden Graduate School of Business Administration



- 1/5/2013

Universität St. Gallen-Hochschule für Wirtschafts-, Rechts- und Sozialwissenschaften



- 1/3/2013

The University of British Columbia



- 1/1/2007

Licenses / Certificates

Stredna Zdravotnicka skola Zilina

Certified Paramedic (ISCED: 454, EQF: 4)