For our people, distant America has always attracted Slovaks. So it was in the past and so it is today. The stories of hundreds of people who left Slovakia speak for themselves. No one was waiting for them behind the big baby. They had to do all the more to achieve success and recognition.
Commercial industrial, but also the banking center of the world. And in this world of business, Slovaks who decide not to get lost here. On the contrary. They have become an important part of it. In a city that never sleeps, they started years ago. They work in professions in various fields, from IT security, through insurance, financial investments, to space conquest, or secret services.
Marián Pavlus graduated from Oxford and Yale Universities. He is one of the Slovaks in the United States. In New York, he works in contact with Wall Street. As a financial analyst, he is looking for and evaluating new investment companies for one of the largest investment companies. “If you try, you can follow your dream. There are a lot of Slovaks here, a lot of those who work in the financial sphere.” admitted Marián Pavlus.
Jakub Lajmon is a young startupist. In the United States, it lives relatively short compared to other Slovaks. Nevertheless, he has already made a name for himself – even in space projects. “We make ground stations, antennas on the ground, which control satellites in space,” Lajmon explained. Oto Raček came to New York in the 1990s. Today, he is a top expert in computer security. He works for City University of New York. He is the founder of Slovak professionals, a community of people who has built a strong position over the years. “Who will help you if not Slovak. We have over 2,500 registered people in the database, who are from NJ, NY. Definitely the network works,” found Oto Raček. But they don’t just help each other. They would like to send their experience, but especially contacts to various leaders of the world business. Whether for entrepreneurs or Slovak students. “There is an amazing potential for people who have been working here for a long time, they have seen things that are unique, they know people whom others do not know. It would be great to find a bridge on which we can meet. That would be nice. “ Kristína Sojáková thought of Slovakia. “I think we should be above that, assuming how well it is to get those stories among young people’s students and how to change the education system in Slovakia so that it is important as a scientific degree was the expertise that people have,” said Minister of Defense Jaroslav Naď.