‘I was always fascinated by technology’
By Tony Sanchez
In our latest Five Minute Interview, Tony Sanchez speaks to Miroslav Svec, Senior Developer at Fiduciam.
Miroslav has nearly 15 years of experience in hospitality, retail, and management.
At 32, he pursued his dream, earning a first-class honours degree in software development from a Dublin university.
Miro joined Fiduciam after graduating, where he continues to excel and contribute to the dynamic field of software development.
What is the best thing about being in the bridging and development finance business?
Honestly, as this is my first time working in finance the best thing is that I am learning everything about it.
By being a software developer of our In-house built CRM tool (Fiduciam Loan Builder) I am involved in the whole loan cycle from the AML processes and KYC checks right up to the closing of the deal.
What keeps you focused?
Where Fiduciam and I were a few years ago, where we are now and where we are trying to get.
Looking back, I started at Fiduciam as a freshly graduated developer and have made it all the way to a senior developer.
I’ve learnt so much over these years and Fiduciam has always given me the opportunity to take on new challenges.
What qualities do you look for in your employees or colleagues?
I would say the top two are passion and patience.
I think they are very critical in both software development and finance.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist?
Well, I always try to be on the optimistic side of things although that is not always an easy task.
It definitely helps when you have a beautiful family and a great job.
I don’t think there is much more I can ask for, except maybe winning the lottery, of course!
What did you want to be as a child?
I was always fascinated by technology.
When I was a little boy, a computer was not accessible for the average person and definitely not found in every household.
Therefore, I created my own monitor and keyboard from cardboard to play with. I can now play on a real computer, so I guess I am now exactly what I wanted to be as a child.
What will be the greatest challenge facing the bridging and development finance industry in the coming months?
I think increasing interest rates have had a big impact on the lending market.
Even though they look like they are slowly stabilizing it is still very different compared to the last couple of years.
Who or what makes you laugh?
My little son. I just cannot get enough of him.
Do you dread Monday mornings?
No not at all. I love my job and have always wanted to work with computers.
Not to mention that Fiduciam is a great company and I always love seeing my colleagues.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would say being less of a perfectionist. Sometimes I find myself trying to make everything flawless, but we all know that nothing is perfect in this world.
I must learn that sometimes meeting a deadline should take priority.
With whom would you most like to have dinner?
With my wife, always.
If we’re not including her, I’d love to share a meal with Morgan Freeman as I always thought of him as a versatile, intelligent, and down to earth person.