Tamás Kovács

MD Hungary, Partner

By origin, I started as an auditor at KPMG, then changed for the Marketing World and joined forces of Interpublic Group’s, multiple ad agencies, focal one being McCANN. Climbing through the career ladders along the 14 years, I have been a Controller, Regional Controller, CFO, CEO, worked abroad then finally settled in Budapest. By qualification I am an ACCA qualified Economist, with more than a decade of professional experience in Financial and Operational Management.

By personality, advertising left its influence on me during these years, giving me creativity, out of the box thinking, technological savyness, working for a diverse, global company, it tought me openedness, flexibility, team-work and some politics as well.

By nature, I am a curious mind, driven by learning, getting to know people behind whatever we deal with and I embrace change as a constant. I am a father of 2, however sometimes I can become the 3rd child, as I can easily be pulled into all those games that end up with an untidy room.

„If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti  

Béla Kakuk

CEO, Partner

Being CEO of a regional firm, I share my time between our Warsaw and Budapest offices. I am an ACCA qualified professional, registered Tax Advisor and graduated at Hult International Business School, an FT and Economist top-ranked international MBA.

I am passionate about the new generation and gained honorary university professor title at Budapest Business School.

Being a professional athlete for more than a decade helped me creating a never-ending commitment toward perfectionism. Running remained my hobby still today.

“Taking it easy won’t take you anywhere.”

Tomasz Ataman

Partner

I have over 14 years of professional experience including business process outsourcing, shared services centers (SSC) and business advisory as well as implementing critical and complex changes in challenging and diversified environment. I also specialize in restructuring, organization and process transformations, strategy development and margin enhancement. I am Polish Chartered Auditor and used to work for such companies like KPMG and Deloitte.

In addition to being passionate about technology innovations, whether it supports my work or my private life, I practise a wide spectrum of sports both in Summer and Winter season. I am a father of 2 energetic sons and devoted fan of handball.

„Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

Albert Einstein

Judit Gudman

Client Service Director, Partner

Along my 14 years in the accounting and payroll outsourcing business, I achieved a good sense of understanding Clients’ needs and pain points. I delivered solutions by leading complex system deployments, service implementations and payroll process transformations.

I have a passion for building great teams having coherent set of values. Personality, competences and core values come first when appointing new colleagues. I believe we need to challenge the ordinary, how we think and act, towards further developments.

I have a son, who teaches me the most about myself, while he is my biggest supporter on my half marathon races.

„A clear purpose will unite you as you move forward, values will guide your behavior, and goals will focus your energy.”

Kenneth H. Blanchard

László Kovács

Payroll Manager, Partner

I have more than 14 years of professional experience in payroll, and more than 10 years in management positions. On top of my Economist degree I took the path towards taxes and acquired a Tax Advisor certification. I love when technology is serving procedures well, therefore my specialty and passion became creating and managing technology based payroll processes.

I believe that with an optimal combination of team spirit and individual strengths you can achieve your goals much easier.

I love to travel the world and discover new routes on our bicycles with my wife.

„Just focus on the task and the rest will follow.”

Krisztina Benkő

HR Manager, Partner

I am an HR person who is not afraid of reading a balance sheet. I have a solid business background, was leading a team in accounting several years. I am a passionate reader and learner, I am a „work in progress”. I am hoping to finish my MBA soon.

I believe I have the gift of encouraging others. If I manage to inspire someone that is leading to a next level in his/her carrier, I am the happiest person. I hope there are a few examples for this out there.

I am a working Mom, feeling like a juggler.

„The most important measure of how good a game I played was how much better I’d made my teammates play.”

(Bill Russel, NBA player)