Jul 24, 2018
started his career as a Software Developer, spent half a year in Silicon Valley
and decided to apply to Adacta as a Project Manager. After 14 years at Adacta
he is still strongly committed to the company.
I started my professional carrier as a software developer in the company called Hermes Softlab. I did a lot of development in C++ on Unix environment. Later, I switched to Java. We did a lot of interesting stuff and worked on some serious software. I even spent half a year in Silicon Valley working for SGI. It was the year 2000, the dot-com bubble days.
I changed jobs because I did not see a lot of potential for growth with my previous employer. I knew some people at Adacta, I knew they had some interesting projects coming, so it was a fairly easy choice.
In the beginning, I was working as a project manager on a fairly small project for a local telecommunications company. I soon took over the management of the first insurance project – the implementation of a core insurance solution for the largest Slovene insurance company. At its peak, our team had 35 members! That occupied my time for several years.
few years ago, when we decided to try to move into the Russian market, I
started learning Russian. I took over
the management of our first Russian project.
When we decided to reorganize our organization and split product development and implementation, I took over the management of professional services, responsible for project implementation, consulting and support.
Currently, I’m responsible for product development, but I also spend a lot of time on pre-sales.
been with Adacta for the last 14 years. What has kept me here for so long is
the constant progress of the company and thus myself. I have mastered foreign languages, I have
worked with some very bright and interesting people, I have learned a lot in the
process . It has not always been easy,
of course, but it has been rewarding. As
an organization, we have evolved tremendously in these past years. Apart from
that, I have also grown to love insurance as an industry.
I'm an engineer by heart, so I like to get things done effectively and efficiently. I like structure, so I have a great deal of satisfaction when everything is in order and under control. I also get bored quickly, and I constantly need new challenges – and we have an abundance of those at Adacta.
I look for intelligence, passion, character and personal integrity before knowledge. Smart and willing people can learn anything. Also, I look for people who are not afraid to make mistakes and are able to learn from them and are willing to grow professionally and personally, because that enables our organization to grow as well.
Have a wide spectrum of interests. Be as good as possible at what you do. Gain experience early.