Today we continue showing the faces behind iuvo to the world. The next person on the hot chair is Miroslav, our handy project manager.
Miroslav has extensive experience in both banking and non-banking sector, working for BNP Paribas Personal Finance and United Bulgarian Bank. He made the leap from corporate to start-up and from traditional banking to FinTech last year, when he joined our team. His childhood dream was to be a doctor so he can help others. However, he subsequently finds his vocation in the financial sector, but his willingness to help people has not changed, but has only changed in the direction of providing financial rewards.
Here’s how Miroslav answered our little question stack.
How did you wind up at iuvo?
By chance. I always wanted to work in a start-up environment, but before that I had to get an important experience for me. I had the opportunity to change my traditional working environment and go into the increasingly popularity innovative sector of FinTech. I was aware of the business model before joining iuvo and I really liked it. This is an activity that allows you to be innovative in many aspects and constantly challenge yourself to bring value to the customer in a new way. So when the opportunity came, I could not miss it.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I like reading, listening to music and meeting my friends. I love basketball, but less time I manage to spend on it.
Do you have a special talent?
Drawing. This is another activity that I also love to do.
Do you invest in anything?
Every day – by working in iuvo, looking for different solutions and constantly communicating with great people, from whom I can always learn something new. I really believe that I manage to invest first and foremost in myself by being keen and open to everything new and always looking to broaden my knowledge. And, of course, I invest in iuvo. I follow the stock market and several companies, but I have not yet made my purchase.
What should people invest in, besides money and assets?
Always invest in yourself. This is the most profitable investment you will ever make. You will certainly feel fulfillment and satisfaction from your personal and professional growth. Commit to your passion, challenge yourself and don’t stop until you succeed.
What are your customers’ biggest pains?
Probably the fact that the industry is still somewhat unknown to most people and they are hesitant in the beginning, until they are convinced it’s legit.
What do you do when you get mad at people?
I try not to let my emotions get the best of me. Anger tends to lock us into a single way of thinking about what happened, so I let some time pass, then analyze the situation and refrain from emotional responses. And of course – communication is key.
What is the best advice you have for newbie iuvo users?
When you are a beginner for the platform, you have to give yourself time to explore the platform and get to know all the features, you need to test it, to feel comfortable using it. Then you must create a plan and define what you want to achieve by investing in iuvo and what you are aiming for.
Let’s wrap this up with an existential one. What comes first – the chicken or the egg? Explain why.
Ah, one of life’s greatest mysteries. I see it as a paradoxical issue that cannot receive a one-sided outright answer, but it is an interesting topic for discussion for centuries. But I’m a supporter of the “Egg team”, so I’ll say – the egg. It has carried the mutation in order for the first hen to appear – as we know it.