Meet the ProtoPens Team

Dragan Chichikj

Founder and CEO

Dragan is engineer of automatics and serial entrepreneur with number of startup companies. He helped start companies in US, China and EU, and he has also founded a non-profit NGO. His spirit for entrepreneurship was nourished in USA where he spent number of years. He loves every fountain pen and every brand, but his favorites are Pelikan, Schneider, Senator and Kaweco which he uses on daily basis.

Natasha Bogdanovska

Natasha is linguist. She was the first person to join ProtoPens. She was involved in some of the most critical stages of the company’s development both as an adviser, restorer and quality control. She took our quality standards to the next level paying extreme attention to detail on each and every item. She is also the chief of social media and customer support. She loves writing with fountain pens and currently uses a Montegrappa, Kaweco and Reform pens.

Milena Velevska

Milena is a teacher, and ProtoPens's chief restorer, quality control and shipping logistics person. She always had a great passion for handiwork, customizing bags, clothing, and other women's accessories, which made her the perfect person for the job. She maintains high quality in our work, always paying extreme attention to detail and setting new standards. She uses a vintage Centropen fountain pen, but also loves the colorful Pelikan Penlikano fountain pens.

Marcel Balaz

Marcel is ProtoPens’s tech wizard! He is a software engineer. Marcel together with Dragan developed the www.ProtoPens.com website. Marcel developed this website on a powerful e-commerce platform, which he heavily customized to fit our needs. He continues to develop new and awesome functionalities for the website. When he joined ProtoPens he was gifted a Diplomat fountain pen, which he says its "cool".

Jeremy Hoyle

Co-founder, Legal and Administrative Adviser

Jeremy is a software engineer and serial entrepreneur who lives and works in Austin, Texas. He and Dragan met in 2013 in Austin, and their relation grew fast to a close friendship and work with startup companies. Jeremy is co-founder of LowerField Works LLC and it’s currently its Registered Agent as well as legal and administrative adviser. Jeremy uses two Refrom fountain pens.