Management

Given the need for rapid responses, decision-making processes must be simple and transparent. Meet the ACTIVE 24 management team.

Petr Šmída, CEO

Petr Šmída

Petr's birthplace and still real home is the picturesque East Bohemian town of Nové Město nad Metují. After studying at the University of Economics in Prague, he started his professional career at today's T-Mobile (formerly RadioMobil), where he worked for almost 10 years in the field of human resources with overlaps in other areas, mainly quality management and development, customer service management, project management and sales.
In June 2007, Petr Šmída started working for ACTIVE 24 as a Human Resources Manager, and in June 2008, he was made managing director. The reason he chose ACTIVE 24 is, as he says: "Infinite space for initiative and implementation, plus normal, equal human relationships in the company." Peter enjoys spending his free time fishing and taking photographs.

Martina Pohořelická, Marketing Manager

Martina Pohořelická

Martina has spent most of her professional life at ACTIVE 24, formerly Globe Internet Ltd. Thanks to that, she is very familiar with web hosting business. After spending six years on maternity leave, she worked in the ACTIVE 24 marketing department as a product and project manager. She earned the reputation of being a demanding and sometimes insistent colleague.

She is not accustomed to ignoring the opportunities that she faces in her life. And so she understands management of the marketing department as a challenge, an everyday adventure and a great responsibility as well. Despite her colleagues and friends propably identifying her as a rather complicated personality, she loves simple and elegant solutions.

Tomáš Hála, Security and IT Operations Manager

Tomáš Hála

Tomáš graduated in computer science from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Czech Technical University. He joined ACTIVE 24 in 2007 as a Linux administrator. He has been leading our Linux team since 2009 and now is in charge of all departmental operations and the safety and development of services.

He considers safety a priority and an endless learning process, transmitting knowledge to actual operation and educating people working with technology. He is keen on new technologies, yet in their deployment in practice, he proceeds rather conservatively.

In his spare time he is devoted mainly to his large family, plays recreational sports, and last but not least, enjoys geocaching.


Michal Foist, Customer Support Manager

Michal Foist

Michal is a native of the Chodsko border region, and hence the border-guard features of his character are apparent. Some of our existing clients can already remember him from the hosting.cz customer support, which he has been working with since 1998. He has extensive experience in the field.
At ACTIVE 24 he led a customer support team for foreign clients, then participated for several years in the implementation of the company's core internal projects, and since March 2013 has held the position of Customer Support Manager. He emphasises teamwork and quality internal communication. His clear goal is the satisfaction of our customers and team of colleagues. In his free time, he is a father, husband, musician, pilot, airplane modeller and enthusiastic amateur cynologist.

Pavel Mattivi, Development Manager

Pavel Mattivi

Pavel was born in Nový Jičín and after primary school began to study SPSE with a focus on software development, which clearly predetermined his next steps. He started freelancing and developed custom SW in western Europe.
He joined ACTIVE 24 in 2007, and thanks to his experience he holds the position of Development Manager. His main role at ACTIVE 24 is the sustainable development of the information network. He emphasizes openness to new technologies and procedures, simplicity and efficiency.

He spends his free time with his family, enjoys fishing, and is keen on keeping aquariums and electrotechnics.