Prior to 1989, Jan Tauber worked for a number of years in various economic positions in Czechoslovak manufacturing companies. In 1990, shortly after the collapse of centrally planned system, Jan became an advisor to the Czechoslovak Minister of Finance. In 1991, he was appointed Managing Director of the Czech subsidiary of HSBC Investment Bank. In this capacity, he played a pivotal role in origination, structuring and execution of high profile corporate finance and equity capital transactions. In 1999, Jan founded Genesis Capital and has been its Managing Partner to date. Jan is a graduate of Prague School of Economics. He speaks Czech, English and German.