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Gransier & Associates is a Business Advisory firm based in Vienna, Austria. 
Please contact us today to discuss your needs and how we may assist you. 
Call us on +43-1-548-4381, or send us an e-mail by clicking here.
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Founder and Managing Director

Raoul Gransier
Managing Director

Raoul is a Dutch hotel entrepreneur at heart, who has initiated a multitude of hospitality business start-up’s all focused on Clients profit optimization and development of human capital. His career started with successful completion of hotel management studies in Switzerland at “Les Roches”, where after he has built a 20+ years career with corporate branded hotels and privately owned hotels in Europe, and the Russian Federation, focused on hotel operations, pre-opening & start-up and business recovery of hotels in distress.

Raoul speaks English, German and Dutch.


Daniel Diosi
Associated Consultant & Trainer - Revenue Management Professional

Daniel is based on the beautiful island of Malta, has worked with Corinthia Hotels as one of its online marketing & revenue management specialists, and today is owner & partner in multiple hotel consulting companies. Daniel helps top-level hotel management to do better business online with pricing, distribution and advertising strategies based on real time market analysis. His specialties are hotel revenue management, e-commerce, and sales & marketing. 

Daniel speaks English, and Hungarian.

Heike Birwe
Associated Consultant - Hotel Sales for the DACH markets (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Heike, who is German and based in Munich “cracks” the B2B market for our Client hotels in the DACH-Region. She holds a Bachelor in Tourism and has worked in sales for over 25 years, operating in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Heike negotiates on behalf of our Client hotels, locally and face to face, with the main distributors (potential travel agencies and tour operators) in the DACH-Region.

Heike speaks English, and German.

Claudia da Rin
Associated Consultant - Hotel Sales for southern Europe, and North and South America

Claudia is a 20+ years experienced professional with a strong initiative and willingness to succeed in the luxury travel trade industry - Leisure & MICE - of Italy, North -and South America her approach is one of marketing, followed up by connecting the right travel agencies with the right hotels, to secure sustainable and profitable relationships.

Claudia speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Yulia Budnikova
Associated Trainer & Consultant

Yulia from Russia is a HR professional, having developed an impressive career starting at PricewaterhouseCoopers, up to Human Resources Manager with Rezidor Hotels. Passionate about Talent Development, Yulia has developed and implements both senior and middle management training & coaching modules, with special focus on the hotel industry.

Yulia speaks English, and Russian.

Jeff Ross
Associated Consultant

Jeff studied hotel management (BA Honours) at the Scottish Hotel School (Strathclyde University) and subsequently embarked on a fast track General Manager training programme with Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG). Jeff worked his way up to the role of General Manager, working with several international brands. After 8 years with IHG, Jeff started and operated Hospitality Graduate Recruitment (HGR) from 2004 - 2016 and is currently based in Malaysia from where he cooperates with Hotel Talent Search as a freelance recruiter.

Jeff speaks English, and German.

Cezary Sarnecki
Associated Trainer & Consultant

Cezary is a specialized expert for finance in the hospitality industry. He has worked with international hotels in Poland (incl. Marriott) and Polish hotel chain (DeSilva Hotels) as Chief Accountant, Director of Finance and General Manager. Cezary is a Certified Chief Accountant and member of the Accountants Association of Poland, and author of numerous articles dedicated to accounting & controlling.

Cezary speaks English, and Polish.

Jaroslaw Podniesinski
Associated Trainer & Consultant

Jaroslaw is a seasoned financial hotel industry expert with essence on financial management, having worked as Chief Accountant, Financial Controller and CFO for local and international hotel chains in Poland. His experience includes pre-opening of hotels, with specialty in implementation, coaching and controlling of financial policies and procedures per the Uniform Systems of Accounts.

Jaroslaw speaks English, and Polish.

Jiri Smolka
Associated Trainer & Consultant

Jiri from the Czech Republic has studied Hospitality at the "Podebrady School of Hospitality" and has grown his career with a focus on financial management. Starting his career with the Czech Republic’s first 5-star member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, Jiri has grown to board level by building and leading cluster teams with commercial IHG brands such as Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.

Jiri speaks English, German, Czech, and Slovak.

Jiri Madej
Associated Trainer & Consultant

Our second Jiri, also from the Czech Republic, is a financial expert in turn-around management with vast experience in building and managing complex financial structures. Originally started as an IT expert, Jiri has grown his career up to board level with a local chain of hotels in the Czech Republic, as well as with the Maltese based Corinthia Group of Companies which is the operator of the Corinthia and Ramada Plaza brands in EMEA.

Jiri speaks English, and Czech.

Learning Compass and Clinical Research School

M. Sc. Jana Gransier
Principal Partner

Jana from Austria is a people development specialist with over 17 years of experience in managing Executive Development of human capital in Europe, the Russian Federation and C.I.S, and the Middle East.

Jana speaks English, German, Czech, and Slovak.

M.Sc. Katerina Duskova
Associated Trainer & Consultant

Czech native Katarina is a graduate of the Psychology Faculty of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, with extensive experience in managing Executive Development of human capital in Europe, the Russian Federation and C.I.S, and the Middle East.

Katerina speaks English, and Czech

Ed. S. Alyona Kulikova
Associated Trainer & Consultant

Alyona has a considerable pedagogical experience, starting from a position of a teacher in a secondary school, after graduation from the State Pedagogical University in Russia, Moscow in 2000.

Alyona speaks English, and Russian