Investment Lead

Milan Kellner

Milan is one of our investors with an interest in the Human Capital Management (HCM) sector.

Originally from Slovakia, Milan moved to the UK to study economics, although he spent more time working his bar and kitchen jobs to pay for the lectures he wasn’t attending. Perhaps that was the best economics lesson he could get!

Whilst at university, he started and ran a small business which paid for his master’s degree and made him fall in love with building successful and scalable companies.

He trained with EY, where he worked across a number of service lines, primarily focusing on UK private equity transactions, spending lots of time with founder-owned businesses and learning about their frustrations with the lack of practical support from their PE backers.

Milan first met Guy, Christian and Rob in 2015 and learnt about their ambition to build a ‘new generation’ PE firm with a refreshingly different approach.

He was excited about the whole idea of founder-focused growth equity – supporting Founders and management teams with an ecosystem of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Milan joined Tenzing as employee number one, and five years on regards it as one of the best decisions he has ever made.

Milan is on the board of PSSG, VIPR, MetaCompliance and MNI. He was also on the board of Tenzing alumni, FMP Global.


  • Mountains – views on the way up, powder on the way down
  • Keen triathlete looking to improve (and failing) his 70.3 PB and making excuses about knee surgeries in case he gets beaten by Linzey!
  • Escaping the city – constantly chasing the next backpacking or hiking adventure

Perfect way to start the day

  • A double shot of greenery in Surrey Hills on his bike or a wild swim

Perfect way to end the day

  • Sunset fishing with a beer
  • But don’t offer him one after work on a Tuesday, it’s nothing personal..

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