Jaka Vadnjal is an experienced financier who in the past was President of the Managerial Board of Hranilnica Lon, he was also the director of the scientific research institute at GEA College (where he was also the dean of the faculty between 2012 and 2015) and the deputy director and head of voucher consulting at JAPTI (today SPIRIT Slovenia ). He is also a lecturer and higher education teacher, lecturer in Business Forecasting and Sustainable Development Strategy at the Doba Faculty.
He has led and participated in numerous research and development projects, and regularly writes for professional journals. The main topics of his research and writing are entrepreneurship, family entrepreneurship, youth entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance. He also has experience in advising on creating a supportive environment for entrepreneurship.