Former Penteris Partner and Chief Marketing Officer Mariusz Kowalksi has left the Polish firm to launch a new management consulting business: Waterwalk Partners.
While not a lawyer by education, Kowalski was a partner with both the regional law firm Magnusson and then with Penteris, the newly-created firm resulting from the January 1, 2020 splitting-off of Magnusson's Warsaw office (reported by CEE Legal Matters on October 25, 2019, and January 2, 2020). Before joining Magnusson, he was a PR Executive with White & Case for two years. Earlier still he worked as the Editor-in-Chief at EnterNet and hrm.pl and as an Editor at Elektrim Online.
According to the firm's website, Waterwalk Partners is "dedicated to delivering strategy, business development, and digital solutions for professional service firms."
Kowalksi says that he will continue to cooperate with Penteris, but now as an external consultant. He explained his reason for the change: "I believe that an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to strategy, business development, and digital can give a head start on the road to the future. Not least in these uncertain times when paradigms are shifting, and both businesses and professionals are being taken out of their comfort zones and challenged more than ever before. We see an opportunity in what is happening. It can be particularly beneficial for those who are open to tune or revise their modus operandi, being opportunistic, using this time to gain a competitive advantage, acting more swiftly, and preparing for the future more efficiently than others."