I guess after reading some stuff here on my blog or on Twitter you’re wondering who the heck I am, so here you go:
To put everything in perspective, I’m from Slovakia.
At 17 John Vanhara (Founder & former CEO of Shipito, #1 Logistics Company in 2011 Inc 5000 that was acquired by a private equity Tritium Partners) has taken me on to help him with the other company he owned at the time – IncParadise. I honestly can’t imagine how would the rest of my story look like without this experience that opened my eyes in so many ways and helped me to understand so much – thanks John!
When I was 18 I’ve started a marketing company in the US (I’ve even had to miss few days at school to go open a bank account to New York 🙂 ) Since it turned out that it’s not that easy to build a marketing company in the US remotely (I didn’t have a visa and still had a High School in Slovakia to finish) I shut it down.
At that time I was also working on marketing at Planet Express from its beginning, currently possibly the fastest growing package forwarding company in the US.
In 2018 I was part of John’s Pizzoun – the idea was to build a worldwide smart-casual restaurant franchise. Unfortunately, the unexpected situation didn’t allow a partner who was meant to be a cornerstone to come, so John decided to close it early – click here if you’d like to read the full story.
That year I’ve also co-founded Kaktus App in Slovakia – sharing economy app connecting travelers and locals. 3 months after launch I’ve decided to leave due to various circumstances, but I’ve still learned a lot while we were building and developing it, so in overall it was a good experience. If you’ll be checking it out, please note that whatever weird things you will be now able to find on the website (for example the new slogan that for some reason excludes half of the population), in the app or on social media are already out of my hands.
Even though apart from Kaktus App I had to work remotely on all projects, working with so many great people helped me to learn so much.