Nejc Palir 🇸🇮 Ljubljana
I am on a mission of influencing positive change, challenging the status quo, empowering the underdogs and improving communities; one person at a time.
My love for digital creation was sparked very early in my childhood, in the good ol' dial up times. A typical after school afternoon back then would consist of defining my own fictional brand or a website while just barely hitting the ice in time for my evening hockey practice. On my eighteenth birthday, while actively pursuing my professional hockey career, I decided to expand on my creative passion, take a leap of faith and start my own development company. I went from stopping pucks to Emacs and haven't looked back since. 🤘
The bold move to hang up my skates and leave the chilled air of Pro hockey rinks behind has enabled my growth with invaluable experiences, meaningful life lessons and has built me into the proud, self-taught, driven and hard-working creative producer I am today.
The variety of roles and conquered challenges have given me a broad, well-rounded knowledge of modern product design, development, business and management, which is now backed up by almost two decades of professional experience. My international experiences from long-term entrepreneurial journeys in 🇨🇦 Canada, 🇧🇷 Brazil, 🇸🇪 Sweden and 🇸🇮 Slovenia are a firm foundation on which I conduct, navigate and envision my business endeavours. I am a committed long-hauler who embeds and thrives in different organisational setups.
Today my passion lies in empowering skilled people around me, and guiding them on their inevitable road to success. The role of the Regional Manager in our Slovenia region has given me access and an opportunity to surround myself with a talented and handpicked team of skilled individuals. Together we take our digital products on an intimate journey, all the way from ideation → architecture → development → production → product release. We proudly do it with passion, hard work, quality and meticulous attention to detail.
Ideally my spare time is spent surrounded by family, friends and my trusted canine. I love challenging myself, experiencing new corners of the globe, enjoying a black and white flick, perfecting my camera skills, playing video games or grilling a mouth-watering steak.
🔉 Phonetically: Nates 🔉