PrimePoint Partners is a management consulting company with offices in Macedonia and Montenegro specializing in implementation of high-impact economic development programs, strategic advisory, business acceleration, and access to finance with a special focus on SMEs and startups in the Western Balkans. We provide program origination, implementation, and monitoring of donor-funded projects, institutional capacity building, and skills upgrade programs. Our core team consists of seasoned development professionals, industry consultants, and technical experts, with specific expertise in development programs, business strategy, financial and investment advisory, management training and leadership development, VET programs, upskilling and reskilling, access to finance and access to markets.
We work with private companies, international development organizations, IFIs, government institutions, education providers and NGOs. We collaborate with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for providing technical assistance to Macedonian and Montenegrin companies. We have worked with international donors such as USAID, CEFTA Open Regional Fund, GIZ, European Union, UNDP, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Challenge Fund, Swiss-funded projects E4E and IME, EU4Growth, etc. For each project, we combine a team of the most relevant experts from our extensive network of regional and international consultants with expertise in a variety of sectors including financial and investment planning, education and training, technology commercialization, agri-business, manufacturing, engineering, energy and renewable energy, etc.
Our services include:
- Strategic planning and financial advisory, preparation of investment projects
- Origination, implementation and monitoring of education and training programs
- Entrepreneurship development (SMEs and start-ups mentoring, business accelerators, access to finance)
- Developing management trainings, VET, dual education and skills upshift programs
- Public-Private Partnerships advisory
PrimePoint Partners Co-Founder and current serving President, Zoran Martinovski is an economist and U.S. educated business professional. With an MBA in international business and finance from the University of Kentucky, Zoran has over 25+ years of diverse international business experience. He has worked across various industry sectors including international trade, business consulting and research and development, manufacturing and high tech/electronics.
Throughout his career Zoran has worked with private sector clients, governments, donors and investors, as well as generating, structuring, implementing and monitoring investment and advisory programs in the transition economics of ECA region.
Since 2000, Zoran serves as the Country Manager at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) for Macedonia and Montenegro, managing country operations in emerging markets. In addition to this Zoran also served as a Member on the Advisory Board of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia and he was the Founder of the branch in Macedonia of Macedonia2025 and Board Member of that organization from 2010 – 2019.
Biljana Markovic Stamenova
Co-founder and Managing Partner
PrimePoint Partners Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Biljana Markovic Stamenova has 15+ years of executive consulting experience in leading organisations focused on economic development, advocacy, job creation, capacity building, know-how transfer and internationalisation.
With an MBA degree majoring in HR systems and practices, in 2019 Biljana also received a Certificate in Professional Achievement at the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago.
Throughout her career Biljana has collaborated with government officials, institutional donors and development agencies on advocacy and social impact programs, leading regional development initiatives. She has also been a strong pioneer of establishing and promoting programs for collaboration between the private and public sector, as well as leadership programs that have impacted various business professionals.
Biljana previously served as the Executive Director at American Chamber of Commerce Macedonia, and the Executive Director of Macedonia 2025.
Renata has experience in working with the public and private sector, in managing stakeholder relationships, training and managing teams, reporting to senior management, or as part of a cross-functional project team.
Experienced in navigating complex organizational structures to ensure an uninterrupted flow of communication and cooperation.
PROGRAM MANAGERS AND SENIOR ADVISORS
Senior Marketing and Sales Advisor
Tina Trpkovska, an experienced marketing and trade marketing executive with 24 years of experience in the FMCG industry, is spearheading PrimePoint’s regional advisory projects in the areas of strategic export consultancy, access to market, and internationalization. She has a background in business development, brand strategy, and market positioning, as well as a proven track record in developing and leading teams. Tina has worked on senior positions at market leaders such as Unilever South-Central Europe, Nestle, and Sutas; and has successfully implemented integrated marketing campaigns for some of the most recognizable brands on the global markets.
Operations and ESG Expert
Frosina is a technology engineer with a Master in Business Administration, with a career spanning across 18 years within the private sector in several managerial positions at international companies in the food and technology sector. She has founded two startup companies based on breakthrough innovations. Frosina is a leading technical expert for the implementation of the Makprogres Technical Trainings as part of the Vincini Academy, which includes the following responsibilities: training of the trainers, curriculum development and program implementation. She also works as a supply chain management consultant specialized for manufacturing companies.
Senior Advisor - Development Programs
Maja Blazev has over 20 years of professional experience in project management, project implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. She has profound working experience in managing donor-funded projects with institutions such as USAID, World Bank, and EU focusing on local economic development, private sector development, and workforce development programs. With an MBA degree in management from the University of Sheffield, Maja Blazev had worked with central and local government institutions, civil society organizations, and the private sector in establishing cooperation and identifying, developing, and implementing concrete cooperative activities. Her previous engagement as Tourism Development Specialist on the Local and Regional Competitiveness Project (LRCP), financed by the EU contributed significantly towards the enhancement of tourism to local economic development and establishing cross-sector business linkages to foster tourism growth and to facilitate destination management.
Senior Advisor - Corporate Finance
Biljana Angelova is a full-time professor at Ss. Cyril and Methodius
University and has more than 30 years’ research and consulting experience
in corporate development, and particularly in finance. From 2009-2016 she was Director of the Institute of Economies, and since 2016 serves as Vice–Rector for Finance, Investments and Development at St. Cyril and Methodius University. Having actively participated in research and applicative projects, Biljana has a great deal of teaching experience in undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies at the University St. Cyril and Methodius; 2011-2015 she was head of Doctoral Studies for Management at UKIM, and from 2016-present is an independent member of the Supervisory Board of AD Halk Bank.
Senior Advisor - Business Acceleration and Access to Finance
Currently the Business Creation Manager at EIT Manufacturing, Jasmina has over 15 years of experience in fund management and the financial services industry. Over the past 8 years she has focused her career has focused on working as an enabler in the innovation ecosystem, and working directly with start-ups. She is a member of the management board in several foundations, a mentor to early-stage innovative companies, and a Ph.D. candidate in innovation policy. As a member of PrimePoint Partners Advisory Board, Jasmina advises on topics of access to finance, open innovation, and technology commercialization, amongst others.
Senior Advisor - Digitalization
Viktor’s passion is building, scaling, and mentoring teams of engineers and delivering technical solutions that bring value to the users.
He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry working as an Engineering Manager, Technical Advisor, and CEO of two tech companies that provided technical services for lots of clients around the world. He has experience in managing up to 150 employees distributed in several different countries.
Viktor has a master’s degree in software engineering and few business and managerial trainings.