PRIMEPOINT PARTNERS IS MANAGEMENT CONSULTING COMPANY THAT PROVIDES CORPORATE ADVISORY SERVICES, BUSINESS ACCELERATION AND PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS BY COMBINING A TEAM OF ESTABLISHED LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS. OUR MISSION IS TO WORK WITH THE BEST EXPERTS TO DELIVER OUTSTANDING RESULTS TO OUR CLIENTS AND MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE REGION.
PrimePoint Partners is a private-partnership consulting company based in Macedonia, specialized in business advisory and program origination, implementation and monitoring for donor-funded projects aimed at supporting the corporate sector with special focus on SMEs in the Western Balkans region. Our core team of experts consists of seasoned development finance professionals, industry consultants and technical experts, with specific expertise with origination, structuring and implementation of international economic development programs, business acceleration programs, SMEs business advisory, and SME access to finance programs.
We provide professional project creation and execution by combining a team of the most relevant consultants and technical experts. One of our core competencies is 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 clients are private companies, international development organizations, municipalities, NGOs and foreign investors. We collaborate with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for providing technical assistance to Macedonian SMEs and start-ups. We also have ongoing projects with other international donors such as USAID, GIZ, European Union, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, etc.
PrimePoint Partners Co-Founder, Zoran Martinovski, is a U.S. educated business professional with over 20 years of diverse business experience. Since 2000, he serves as the Country Manager at the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) for Macedonia and Montenegro.
With a degree in Accounting and Auditing from the Faculty of Economics “Ss Cyril and Methodius,” Velika has over 10 years of experience working in the finance sector as an accountant and financial analyst for various international companies. As a financial analyst, Velika advises and informs on investment and business decisions.
Biljana Markovic Stamenova
Co-founder and Managing Partner
Biljana has 14 years of executive/consulting experience in implementing economic development projects focused on supporting companies’ growth through know-how transfer, capacity building, access to funding and internationalization.
International Development Partner
Maja is responsible for international development and partnerships. She has been the national project manager at Freja Forum Foundation, co-founder of Freja Academy Sweden, programs director at Macedonia2025, national representative at European antipoverty network (EAPN) and president at Youth center for equal opportunities Skopje.
Regional Director for Serbia and Montenegro
Katarina has over 18 years of experience leading complex audits for both international and local entities. She holds a Fellowship of
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants United Kingdom
(ACCA), Certificate of Certified Auditor of Montenegro and Certificate of
Certified Accountant in Montenegro.
She also has experience in providing
advisory services, such as those relating to the United States Sarbanes Oxley legislation and has also been involved in audit projects in the Western Balkan countries.
Katarina became the first Partner in
audit ever promoted locally in Big 4 in Montenegro.
Katarina has served 2 two-year terms
as a President of the American Chamber of Commerce Montenegro Board of
Governors (2015-2019), and four years as AmCham Board of Governors member
She participated in World Bank
training programs in Vienna that enable her to lecture at professional
development programs for auditors and accountants in Montenegro.
Development Programs Director
Magdalena has a Master Studies in Project Management, Budgeting and Evaluation from the University of Florence, Italy; an Advanced Master course in Intercultural Studies from the University Rovira and Virgili Tarragona, Spain; and a B.A in English Language and Literature Translation from St. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Blaze Koneski Faculty of Philology.
stefani taskova miteva
Currently studying a Master of International Relations at Monash University, Melbourne, Stefani has 4 years of professional experience in non-profit management, leading youth development programs, public affairs and advocacy. Born in Australia and currently living in Macedonia, as Communications Specialist, Stefani handles information output and publications.
TECHNICAL ADVISORS AND EXPERTS
Senior Business Analyst
Ivana is an experienced investment professional, corporate finance expert and startup ecosystem builder. She is also the former special advisor to the Minister of Finance. She has experience in investment management and
management consulting, obtained through the role of an Investment Manager in a regional VC fund as well as the consulting engagement on diverse projects involving small and medium-sized private companies and public sector institutions.
Senior Finance Analyst
Aleksandra has 17+ years of banking experience at top position in international banks. Experienced in banking, financial planning & analysis, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, business plans, financial models, etc.
Corporate Advisory and Innovation Partner
Dijana Despodov is a private sector development specialist with a focus on business regulatory environment, market expansion, and new technologies. She has 15 years of international experience working for organizations such as the World Bank, American chambers of commerce, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Corporate Advisory Expert
Operations Management 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.
Business Creation Manager, Austria
Corporate Finance Expert
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.
Head of the Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Authority
Senior Business Expert
Aco is a highly skilled professional with more than 23 years of business experience, and almost 15 years of international experience in Nestle in various senior leadership positions.
Since 2012 he has served as Nestle Professional Country Manager and later became BEO – Business Executive Officer, for the whole Adriatic region, leading 7 different markets. At the same time, Aco has also been a member of the Board of Directors at Nestle Adriatic for more than 8 years.
During his career he has worked on many complex projects and has achieved extraordinary results. Aco has gained valuable and wide international expertise, competencies, experiences and knowledge relevant in the consultancy areas of: Leadership; Team & People Development; Business & Corporate; Strategy; Management; Project Implementation; Sales & Marketing etc.
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.
Ljupco (Lou) Naumovski
Corporate Director and International Business Advisor
With extensive experience in international business, Lou Naumovski began his career as a diplomat and trade commissioner for Canada. He has served numerous positions, including Executive Director of the Canada-USSR Business Council, member of the Russia Team of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Senior Banker in Moscow and in London, and Non-Executive Director on the Board of GVGold and Trans-Siberian Gold, providing consulting services on the Russian market for international clients in a variety of industry sectors.
A volunteer member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO) and founding director of Macedonia 2025, Mr. Naumovski holds a Hons. B.A in economics and political science (University of Toronto), and a M.A in international relations and Russian / Soviet affairs (Carleton University).