He was just an ordinary guy from the streets, who thought that people could use a currency exchange office in Auchan. Since then Marcin Pioro has become the largest „cinkciarz”* in Polish history. His online currency exchange company is making millions and has started to expand to the United States. Where does all this success come from? His wit and timing helped him. And also one particular bill.
Cinkciarz.pl is a true marvel. A currency exchange company that in just a few years has become a money-making machine. At the beginning, only his clients from Zielona Gora, Poland, knew about it. Today, thanks to a contract with an American basketball team, the Chicago Bulls, the entire world has learned about its existence.
Marcin Pioro is the father of this success. He doesn’t want a place in the spotlight, he doesn’t give many interviews, he is not a media celebrity. He often says that he achieved so much thanks to persistence and hard work. Even though in the beginning of 2000 he was just one of many Poles pursuing his luck in the United Kingdom, today he stands among former presidents and has one of the fastest developing companies in Poland (sales income from 2014 is 8.5 billion PLN). The question that needs to be answered is: how did he achieve all this?
*cinkciarz (pronounced CH-INK-CHASH) is a term for people who illegaly bought and sold foreign currency during the time of Polish People’s Republic.