GTF Team



With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Riley is an internationally recognized Business Development Executive with an impressive track record of forging strategic partnerships, completing M&A transactions, and structuring large scale outsourcing arrangements between the Fortune 500 & service providers in India, China, South America, and Europe. Mr. Riley’s expertise is in assisting companies to capitalize on innovating technologies by expanding globally. Mr. Riley was one the first 100 employees at Yahoo! Enterprise Solutions, which took Yahoo’s technology to Corporate America, he was also on the forefront of creating large-scale procurement & logistics portals for Commerce One. From an investment perspective, he assisted the Hong Kong government in creating an international investment platform as well as founding zero2OTC in Hong Kong to facilitate IPOs of main land China companies in the US. Combining leading edge technology with outsourcing services has been a key to his success. He has held leadership positions with global offshore outsourcing providers such NEC, EXL, & Allsec, as well as, leadership positions with US providers such as IBM, EDS, & CSC. As a consultant, Mr. Riley has worked with most of the major providers including as CPI, TCS, and Infosys.



Daniela is a former tennis player from Slovakia. She turned professional in 1999 and had her breakthrough year in 2002, when she won her first WTA tournament, the Indian Wells Masters, defeating Martina Hingis in the final and becoming the lowest-ranked player to ever win the tournament. She also reached the quarterfinals of that year’s Wimbledon Championship and US Open, ending the year in the top ten. She was part of the Slovak team that won the 2002 Fed Cup and the 2005 Hopman Cup.

Daniela reached her highest ranking of world No. 5 in January 2003, after playing the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. She has won seven WTA tournaments, including the Indian Wells Masters for a second time in 2007, and the 2015 Thailand Open being her last victory. She also reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in 2008, her best finish in a Grand Slam. She became only the 37th woman in the Open Era to reach 500 career wins when she beat Laura Robson in the second round of the Aegon Classic in June 2013.


managing director

Marian has over twelve years of experience having executed in excess of US$10bn in private equity and investment banking transactions in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Marian was a Director of InfraMed Infrastructure, one of the largest emerging market private equity infrastructure funds with EUR385 in AUM backed by the European Investment Bank, Caisse des Depots et Consignations of France, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti of Italy, EFG Hermes of Egypt, the largest investment bank in the Middle East.

Marian executed principal transactions in oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure across global emerging markets for an Africa-focused principal investment firm, Nubuke Investments, in London, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), an investment arm of the World Bank, in Washington, DC and Istanbul. Marian began his career at Lehman Brothers’ Global M&A/Investment Banking team in New York. Marian holds a MSc in Finance from the University of Cambridge in the UK and a BA in Economics from Oberlin College in the United States. Marian frequently returns to the University of Cambridge as a guest lecturer on investing in renewable energy.