Team

AIRPOD team

Grega Mrgole CEO, Co-founder
Grega Mrgole CEO, Co-founder

Grega has a strong and successful history with various start-ups in the manufacturing, food service, leisure, and fitness industry. In 2004 Grega opened his first company, specialised in the EU distribution and sales of sports nutrition, fitness and wellness products. After selling the company in 2010, Grega started a new company, Aioli PharmaLtd, in 2011, which specialised in the production of its own brand functional chewing gums (chewing gum for energy, vitamin gum, anti-stress gum, etc.). Business model and products were successfully launched on the Slovenian, Croatian, and Austrian markets. The brand achieved great success – only a few months after penetrating the Slovenian market, the company covered more than 5% of the domestic gum market. Grega sold most of his share in the company to various investors in 2015.

Miha Meolic COO, Co-founder
Miha Meolic COO, Co-founder

Mihael graduated with a degree in engineering. His first company Mineko d.o.o, was involved and specialized in the import and distribution of beverages throughout Slovenia and the other former Yugoslav states. Mihael sold the company in 2009 and opened a new company in 2010, which deals with the engineering and installation of robotics for the automotive industry, i.e. the manufacture of production line devices. His company’s clients include Rolls Royce (Southampton,UK), Porsche, BMW, Audi, Ford (Germany), BMW (China) and VW (South Africa), among others.

Jaka Gornik Partner
Jaka Gornik Partner

Jaka began his professional career in marketing 25 years ago. During that time, he was responsible for out-of-the-box solutions for many international corporations active in the Adriatic region. His passion has brought him to the crossroads where he can confront his marketing skills with blockchain solutions.

Robert Klun Head of Product Design and Development
Robert Klun Head of Product Design and Development

Robert graduated from the University of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana in 1999. During his studies he worked with several influential professors such as P. McKeith from Helsinki, P. Gabrijelčič from Ljubljana, Prof. B. Podrecca from Vienna and won several architectural prizes for his work. After graduation, he joined the upholstery manufacturing company Klun ambienti, owned by his father at that time and later, in 2000, took over the leadership of the company. Klun ambienti is the leading company in the R&D segment of upholstered furniture design and interior design.

In 2006, Robert Klun was selected as president of the Slovenian Design Association. For 7 years he led the association as the youngest president in its history. During his professional work experience he has participated in regional associations for Development and Business: the IDCO – Chamber of Commerce in 2003, CEED Slovenia in 2008, Serbian Architectural and Design Organisation in 2012.

In 2012 he established the Consortium under the umbrella of Magnet Design d.o.o. With Magnet Design he started to support and include projects of in the Slovenian private sector, mostly in the field of construction, wood furniture and architecture.

Robert works as an architect, designer, investor, and entrepreneur in the fields of real estate, urbanism, architecture, design and development projects. His interior design and architecture work is crosses European borders and his team is designing projects in the GCC Region. Magnet Design has successfully completed projects such as: Canary Hills Compound in KSA, Marriot Hotel in Riyadh, Starwood Aloft in Riyadh and Dhahran.

In 2018 he started the amazing design and development story for Air Pod as Head of Design and Development.

Tomaz Gorjup Product Design development and implementation
Tomaz Gorjup Product Design development and implementation

Tomaz has been an industrial design professional for nearly 30 years. He is a member of the DOS (Designers’ Society of Slovenia) and cooperates with numerous Slovenian companies in the field of product design development.

Miran Pavlic Communications Manager
Miran Pavlic Communications Manager

Miran has over 15 years of experience in communication with B2B and B2C clients on local and international level, cooperating with multinationals, local market leaders to startups. Love for communication brought him into sales and marketing field in the first place. He has a strong passion for cryptocurrencies and traveling, which enables him to coordinate communication with AirPod’s Worldwide community.

Drago Bilic Manufacturing Process Supervisor
Drago Bilic Manufacturing Process Supervisor

Drago is demonstrating leadership by identifying opportunities and providing implementation solutions.
He is coaching and facilitating through implementation obstacles; Tracking progress (implementation and financial) against implementation timeline and develop contingency/recovery plans necessary to achieve results.

Dejan Cerni Head of Technical Support
Dejan Cerni Head of Technical Support

Dejan began improving his business skills by studying economics at the University of Maribor. Short after he opened his own start-up Onej.si, producing and selling a variety of natural oils. He later sold his company to pursue his dreams of working in the automotive industry in Germany. After gaining extensive technical knowledge and combining it with international experience and knowledge of economics, he saw great potential and joined Airpod project.

Janez Skobe Multimedia support
Janez Skobe Multimedia support

Janez is a multimedia and art director and photographer. With a full range of skills, he leads photography, video and sound media production as well as design. He makes sure that what we do also looks good.

Gregor Medved Digital marketing consultant
Gregor Medved Digital marketing consultant

A result-driven sports enthusiast with more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications.
His constant search for new and non-traditional marketing solutions and developing market demands
led him to the social media/digital marketing field. Today he is working as a digital marketing consultant, focusing mainly on international projects.

Petra Znoj Content Creator
Petra Znoj Content Creator

Petra has a lot of experiences with journalism (all 4 kinds of media), content and creative writing. She is magnificent in creating and executing corporate content to help build and support AirPod “voice”.

Ales Jazbec Tech & Visual Support
Ales Jazbec Tech & Visual Support

Aleš is a photography, video, editing and web specialist with developed feeling for aestetics. He is a valuable asset when creative processes start becoming reality.

Blaz Kovacic Product developer
Blaz Kovacic Product developer

A dedicated sales professional with demonstrated leadership skills, Blaž has more than two decades’ experience in sales and leading a group of employees. He is strategically minded, highly motivated and thrives on exceeding sales goals. Besides his sales skills, he is keenly focused on finding technical solutions in the upholstery segment that arise in various customer-tailored projects. A broad technical knowledge and great understanding of the market is what makes him perfect for the AirPod project.

Jerneja Hribar Bukovic Product development team coordinator
Jerneja Hribar Bukovic Product development team coordinator

With experience in strategic planning as well as budgeting and pure marketing spanning more than a decade, Jerneja represents a great combination of analytical approach and creative inspiration. An enthusiastic and goal-driven attitude helps her to move projects forward.

Gregor Erjavec 3D visualisation specialist
Gregor Erjavec 3D visualisation specialist

Gregor Erjavec is an architect by education and a 3d visualisation artist by passion. He believes that understanding a client is essential for a good start to a project and is a process which can lead to great results, paving the way for a trustworthy long-term cooperation. He is keen on doing renderings the best he can and being a part of innovative stories along the way.

Jurij Dobrila Product Design team consultant
Jurij Dobrila Product Design team consultant

Jurij Dobrila is an enthusiastic designer and sculptor but his skills are not limited to these two fields. With more than 25 years’ experience in graphic design, industrial design, interior design and the recipient of numerous awards (Slovene Designers’ Association Award: Furniture of Year – 2008, Slovene Designers’ Association Award: Design Surplus – 2010, Zlati kljuc Award at the Belgrade Fair – 2011) he is a highly valued member of the team. Skilled in marketing communication, and brand and corporate identity development, he represents a great capability for execution of product design that always reaches the target audience.

Matej Burkeljc Technical Support in upholstery
Matej Burkeljc Technical Support in upholstery

A sales specialist with of more than 10 years, Matej’s extensive knowledge of the wood furniture and upholstery segment helps him to predict some of the steps when developing new product such as AirPod. His education as woodworking engineer is a great foundation for the presales process. He is highly skilled in technical drawing and has a keen eye for detail.

Maja Jenko Product Design Team Assistant
Maja Jenko Product Design Team Assistant

Maja is of the new generation of graphic design students with great enthusiasm for design, animation, illustration and various other media in the digital area. She is an artist with a sharp eye for detail, composition and colours which helps her to create almost anything visually appealing. From a young age she has strived to become a professional in the business, even before entering high school from where she graduated as a media technician.

Blockchain and smartcontract development

Spartan Solutions is one of the leading crypto-currency and blockchain development companies in Europe.

Marketing partners

Iztok Franko AIR TRAVEL ADVISOR
Iztok Franko AIR TRAVEL ADVISOR

Founder of Diggintravel.com – a content platform specializing in travel marketing. I help travel professionals become smarter travel marketers and grow their online sales. I’ve worked as a CIO and a CMO for various international and travel companies. In every company that I’ve worked for with, we’ve achieved exponential online sales growth. Through practicing true data-driven digital marketing, testing several ecommerce processes and experimenting with different team management approaches, I have established an online sales growth framework that works.

Nathan Christian ICO Advisor
Nathan Christian ICO Advisor

Nathan is a technical expert in Blockchain-based accounting and financial applications. He is a Serial
entrepreneur with over 35 start-ups in his portfolio. He is deeply entrenched in the blockchain space and has made it both his career and life passion. He is an accomplished Blockchain and Fintech international speaker and is a Top 5 ranked member of the ‘People of Blockchain’. He is also diversely skilled in ICO strategy, development, venture capital investment, consulting and advising. He has earned his MBA and his BA with honors. He leads various executive education programs and is actively involved in consulting with corporations, banks, investment firms, stock exchanges, and law firms.

Vladimir Nikitin LEGAL/ STRATEGIC ICO/ COMPLIANCE ADVISOR
Vladimir Nikitin LEGAL/ STRATEGIC ICO/ COMPLIANCE ADVISOR

Vladimir Nikitin is the Co-founder of Top ICO Advisor, an accomplished legal consultant, ICO advisor, Blockchain cryptocurrency specialist and a member of several Board of Directors. A renown member
of the crypto community and an active advocate of Blockchain over the last few years, where he has gained an extensive community of contacts, as well as over 30,000 network connection on LinkedIn. With Masters degree in both Law and Economics (Finance and Credit), Vladimir has over 10 years of Civil law, finance, Internet technologies experience in various industries such as retail consulting, hospitality and information technology. A listed Blockchain Expert (top-30) on the ICObench, Vladimir is an active advisor on more than 15 successful ICO-projects.

Nikolay Shkilev ICO Advisor
Nikolay Shkilev ICO Advisor

Has 20 years of experience in large-scale transaction projects. He has many awards and titles in the IT business. Self-Made Russia award. Tech guru. Super TOP award etc. Founder and CEO of Private Business Club. His Holding received “Enterprise of the Year” award in the Kremlin. Has a business in various directions. Crypto enthusiast and mentor.

Amarpreet Singh Blockchain & ICO Advisor
Amarpreet Singh Blockchain & ICO Advisor

A Technology/Digital enthusiast and a seasoned professional with years of experience in operations,
consulting and innovation of the Tech industry, Amar’s background includes working with Tier
1 firms such as Microsoft (APOC Operation Manager), the World Bank (Senior Infrastructure Consultant
and Economic Advisor), Airbus etc., and advising startups and speaking at various technology
forums. His educational background includes B.E. (Computer Science) and three Masters degrees from three Universities around the globe (including MBA from National University of Singapore).

Gorazd Cerne ADVISOR / A320 AIRBUS CAPTAIN
Gorazd Cerne ADVISOR / A320 AIRBUS CAPTAIN

Gorazd is one of the few privileged people in the world that have the honors of flying the largest
passenger aircraft in the world – the infamous Airbus A320.

Dusko Pavasovic CRYPTO ANALYTICS ADVISOR
Dusko Pavasovic CRYPTO ANALYTICS ADVISOR

Crypto analytics advisor Dusko is a renowned chess Grandmaster and was among the top 100 players
in the world. Pursuing new challenges, he accepted a position of a PokerStars localization manager for Slovenia and later on became a localization team leader for eastern Europe. His transition from a chess professional to a high-stakes poker pro was seamless. At the moment he is fully engaged in crypto, analyzing, investing and advising in several ICOs.

Dejan Jeremic Business development advisor
Dejan Jeremic Business development advisor

Dejan Jeremić is an advisor in Forensic Auditing – An examination and evaluation of a firm’s or individual’s financial information for use as evidence in court or for internal use.

Representative of Septia Academy, company that provides education in fields of Fraud prevention, Security payment, and Risk management of Fraud and Corruption. He has more than 8 years of experiences working in the education of a fraud prevention.

His specialties are Competitive analysis and financing. Dejan is an European Union Funds Specialist (certificate no SC-00001).

His experiences include working in IT security and Mediation.

Chintan Thakkar Legal and business development advisor
Chintan Thakkar Legal and business development advisor

Chintan Thakkar is CEO of SoluLab – Enterprise mobility and custom SAAS product development agency. He has worked with 100+ founders, helped them in building next generation product and raised multi million dollar funding for their startup. Chintan has vast experience in valuation and fundraising.

Chintan is a passionate about leveraging tech driven solutions to make a global impact and empower individuals and enterprises.

Chintan is a serial advisor to Blockchain projects with a great potential, providing turnkey solutions, connecting them with all necessary support such as ICO consultants, crypto lawyers, marketing and community managers, crypto funds and investors, crypto exchanges etc. He has provided consulting to 10+ clients about their blockchain product development and during ICO launch process.

Chintan was working as Vice President of Goldman Sachs, NYC – managing front office interest rate derivatives for Goldman Sachs.

Chintan has completed his Masters in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, Atlanta.

Timo Trippler Business Development Advisor
Timo Trippler Business Development Advisor

Timo Trippler is an entrepreneur with FinTech and InsurTech industry background. He is also an expert in financial market and risk management and has 12 years of experience in financial transactions. Meanwhile, he also advises multiple ICO projects and manages multiple cryptographic fund portfolios. Timo joined AirPod’s consulting team and would provide professional guidance for AirPod’s global fundraising as well as future project incubation and crowdfunding sectors.

Nikola Korbar Business Development Advisor
Nikola Korbar Business Development Advisor

Nikola Korbar is CEO of Center for Economic Research Belgrade (CEIB), company that has years of experience with education and training in risk management, internal and forensic audit, financial and digital forensics, ICT security, fraud prevention and white hat hacking. He has more than 2,5 years of professional experience with cryptocurrencies, having started doing 1st cryptocurrency workshops in Belgrade in summer 2016, and founding 1st Serbian online education platform, DigitalMoneyPulse (DMP), which he joined with CEIB.

After joining DMP with CEIB, company has extended its business to cryptocurrency and blockchain education for individuals and institutions alike, and has conducted trainings in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Sweden, Cyprus and Slovakia, and also expanded to blockchain development, en-to-end ICO services (marketing, legal, investor outreach, dvelopment), and currently works on several blockchain projects.

He is also organiser of biggest cryptocurrency conferences in Serbia: CryptoKonf and Belgrade ICO Summit, and actively works on promotion of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in Serbia and the region, which also includes creating and expanding of community and promoting local crypto and blockchain projects with a mission to make Serbia one of the strongest blockchain destinations in Europe.

His previous experience is in sales, marketing and management. Prior to CEIB, he was general manager of CleanCo, a small private company in Belgrade, as well as several low and mid-level management is other companies prior to that position. His formal education in in Belgrade Business School – marketing and trade, with additional moderate knowledge in html web design and electronics.

He also has completed training for ISO 31000 Risk Manager by PECB, Internal Audit by Septia Academy to further expand his understanding of business processes.

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