Petra is an essential part of Rizlly`s good mood. She takes care of any special needs our collective might have and she does it like a PRO! With her background in an advertising agency, she knows very well how to promote clean office and force people into civilized behavior! She loves sweet cakes, travelling, her family and yoga classes!
Fun has always been a serious business for Rado. He kicked off his career designing and building playgrounds - and these days, when he’s not focused on fitting out new Rizlly retails design, he’s out for a serious spin on his bike or listening to music.
Krystof likes life when it’s loud. He’s spent years plugging in his Gibson Les Paul, dialling his
ampliﬁer way up and blasting out tunes with his band. This means he’s now incredibly well
prepared for the baby his wife is having soon. He’s certainly guaranteed to hear a lot more noise
when the baby arrives.
Born in Yorkshire and now resident in the Czech Republic, Mike brings the very best characteristics of both these great nations to his life & work. Driven, hardworking, honest and down to earth, he’s responsible for bringing to life some of the world’s most iconic brands with his no nonsense approach, wealth of experience and attention to detail. When he’s not helping to re-invigorate the high street, he can be found throwing himself down mountains on a bike or a snowboard whilst wearing a flat cap.
Is it different, interesting, edgy, experimental? Then it has Margo’s attention. Whether it’s cutting-edge music, thought-provoking cinema or literature, she wants to know more. In the world of work, all this has inﬂuenced her quest for originality whether she’s working in retail design, fashion, architecture or event production. Her love of what’s different even extends to the world of fruit: while most people eat kiwi minus the peel, Margo wastes nothing and eats the whole lot!
With 20 years of experience in client services, Jakub is all about forging relationships and building bridges. He’s worked with some of the world's biggest brands in sport and knows what it takes to help deliver dynamic results & exciting concepts, all without ever having worn a pair of running shoes. A larger than life character who loves food, travel, laughter, cooking, the Greek Islands; not necessarily in that order.
From his early days in the circus as one of The Amazing Cernik Brothers (possibly), Tomas has built on his many skills to be able to successfully juggle multiple projects in the retail industry. He’s travelled the world delivering exciting concepts and his dedication and determination with the details make him a valuable member of the team. He relaxes with Krav Maga and racing dragon boats (seriously?).
Over the past ten years, Pavel has set himself high standards at every stage of a project, from initial
sketch to ﬁnal installation. Off duty, he also aims high. He’s happiest ﬂying a Cessna above the
beautiful Czech countryside, enjoying high culture in theatres, galleries and concert halls or
devouring haut-cuisine from Italy, Asia or nearer home. Add a cold Pilsner Urquell in the Beskydy
mountains and he’s in heaven. Does anything get him down? Maybe blunt knives. Deﬁnitely negativity
and hate. And worst of all in his eyes: evil sprigs of coriander…
Money is a bit like kids. It needs to be looked after carefully or it can disappear and get itself into
all sorts of trouble. Mirek is Rizlly’s responsible adult who makes sure all the ﬁnances
behave themselves. Not surprisingly for someone who loves numbers, he’s been a ﬁnancial
controller for years and loves being challenged, inside and outside work.
When he’s not slogging through Excel sheets, he’s outdoors hiking, cycling or simply enjoying the
company of his family and good food – preferably at the same time. On the rare occasion that he’s
had enough of numbers, Mirek also enjoys words enough to sit back and relax with a good book
Michal’s passion is following winners. Not surprisingly, as well as being a long-term fan of Liverpool, he’s also a key player on Rizlly’s team. Don't let appearances deceive you; with years of customer service experience behind him (he recently celebrated the opening of his 500th store), it’s fair to describe Michal as a seasoned retail veteran.
Having travelled and worked around the world, Marcela brings a truly global outlook to everything she does. Equally passionate about people and projects, she has a talent for bringing them together to deliver exceptional results for the most demanding of clients. A self confessed adrenaline junkie in and out of work, she’s experienced, motivated and organised. But don’t be fooled by her determined and professional demeanour; behind that facade beats the heart of a true 70’s disco Queen.
Reunited with his sibling Tomas, the Fabulous Cernik Brothers are ready to once again amaze with their incredible circus, sorry, project management skills. Be prepared to be astounded by Petr’s juggling ability and skill in making things appear out of nowhere.
A humble nickname "God of Production" says it all. Jakub`s enthusiastic approach to any challenge, no matter its size or complexity, is simply stunning. He likes to drive fast, to eat abstemiously and to laugh loudly. Having Jakub in your team ensures a good sleep. What else you could possibly wish for? ...He`ll source it for you before you even decide!
His deep knowledge of technology and materials means Lukas is our go-to guy when it comes to production expertise. His hobbies include juggling (essential in the Rizlly world), slackline, skiing and in his own words ‘riding any strange things with wheels’. No – we’re still not totally clear what he means by ‘strange things’. Maybe we shouldn’t ask…
Hylton had a problem. He’s a South African guy who loves the snow and Czech beer. Not surprisingly, this eventually led him north, first to Germany and then to Prague. So, winter sports and beer are no longer a problem. And neither are his obsessions with moto-sports, hiking and trail-running since so many others in Rizlly also like to dial it up outdoors.
Mind you, the rest of us aren’t quite so into rugby as Hylton is – but that’s not a problem since his kids can happily share in South Africa’s World Cup glory by wearing their Springboks jerseys. Finally, if you have a challenge, a flat tyre or find yourself unexpectedly in jail, call Hylton. In his own (Afrikaans) words ‘Hy skrik vir niks’ (He’s not afraid of anything!)
Martina handles Rizlly’s DTP needs like a champion. Because that’s exactly what she is – a former world champion in the sport of Racketlon, a full-on blend of tennis, table tennis, squash and badminton. It’s not an exaggeration to see Martina as the racket-and-bat equivalent of Roman Šebrle.
Whether in his personal or professional life, Michal loves perfection. It’s not a stretch to call him a renaissance man; a lover of nature, an ardent traveller, a connoisseur of the arts and someone who creates and builds. In other words, Michal adds even more polish to Rizlly’s world-class performance.
If you’re an enthusiastic downhill mountain biker, snow boarder & ice hockey player then the challenges of the retail industry are unlikely to intimidate you. His excellent attention to detail, hard work and a thorough knowledge of manufacturing make Jarda as efficient as his haircut. He’d move mountains to get to the perfect solution .... and if you’d met him you’d know he could literally move a real mountain.
Michal loves adrenaline and that defines his passion for dangerous sports and worries his insurance company at the same time. Michal`s background is in movie making - building movie sets all the way from medieval castles to star ships - that makes him a perfect fit for the world of retail! Whenever he is not submerged into a project, he spends time with his family or tries (not) to kill himself on an extreme downhill!
Martin is an extremely skilled perfectionists and a true magician when it comes to wood working. Being able to build a 5 star hotel using wasted wood pieces, this guy would be the right pick if you are ever asked who to take to a desert island with you. The same with installations! Martin enjoys his family, good food and a company of chilled people.
Rizlly has quite a few adrenaline junkies – and Petr is up there with them. He’s always aiming to go higher travel faster or preferably do both. If you can’t trust a man who engineers and makes his own bike parts, who can you trust?
Ask Jiri about himself and you probably won’t hear much. Instead of talking about himself,
he expresses himself through what he creates. His background is in making ofﬁce and retail
furniture – and it shows in the care and attention he brings to his work with Rizlly. When
he’s not absorbed in a project for us, his children take up all his attention. Well, almost all.
Between home and Rizlly, there’s the road – and that’s where Jiri runs and cycles.
Does he ever stop? Probably not because when he‘s not doing any of the above, he’s
enjoying quality time in the pool. His enthusiasm for everything he does is clear – and so is
his lack of enthusiasm for vegetables. Cattle, sheep and pigs beware. If you have four legs,
Jiri probably wants to eat you…
Michal has proved that he can take the heat. As a project manager, he gained a huge amount of experience in creative, point-of-sale agencies and retail studios by delivering fanciful variety of projects from a bunch of nation-wide marketing campaigns to hundreds of cutting-edge retail showcases for the world’s most iconic and demanding brands all over the world. It’s no different when he’s eating: really hot Vietnamese cuisine holds no terrors for him and he cannot get enough of Thailand’s spiciest food. But everything isn’t in the red zone. He is also devoted to cool music, comedy, movies and documentaries and most of all, his family and friends. So is it all positive with Michal? Not quite. Serve him raw tomatoes or ﬂat beer and he may just boil over…
Lukas is a broadminded guy – up to a point. He enjoys exotic food. He pushes the envelope with sports like paragliding, disc golf and futnet (it’s what happens when football meets tennis). But frogs? No, he won’t go there. Lukas has worked in Germany, China, New Zealand and the Czech Republic. And wherever he goes, he brings his anti-frog views with him. However, he should be more concerned about his small daughter who recently claimed that she is “… a big ant & I’m going to eat you…” Lukas is happiest when he’s hanging out with his family or coming contact with chocolate, coffee, dogs and really high-quality work. Stores from Munich to Shanghai to Auckland have beneﬁtted from this positive approach – and now Rizlly’s clients can too.
It’s Monday morning. You’ve had a tough weekend and a tougher week lies ahead. But don’t bother showing your grumpy face to Iveta. The Rizlly crew doesn’t get much sympathy if they show up wearing a pouty expression. Despite this, Iveta is considered to be a saint around the ofﬁce. They call her “Mother Teresa” - but when there’s a glass of white wine nearby, she can give in to temptation. Out of the ofﬁce and back in the real world, Iveta loves skiing, theatre, movies and, most of all, looking after her kids. In the ofﬁce, she looks after, well, pretty much everything. If you need help, Iveta’s happy to give it – but don’t ask for it with a pouty face…