ABOUT US

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.

OUR TEAM

Zoran Martinovski

Co-founder

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.

Biljana Markovic Stamenova,Mba

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. 

Maja staleska

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.

Magdalena Spasovska

Donor Program Specialist

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. 

Velika peneva

Financial Analyst

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 for various firms and companies. She also has experience in budgeting, reporting, business plans, etc. As financial analyst, Velika advises and informs on investment and business decisions.

stefani taskova miteva

Communications Specialist

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 EXPERTS

ivana stankovic

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.

Aleksandra kermetchieva, MSC

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.

Dijana despodov

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.

Sasho tripunovski

Corporate Advisory Expert

Sasho Tripunovski has 20 years of international executive and consulting experience in corporate and private equity with expertise in business development and operations, project management, restructuring and cost optimization, corporate governance and tendering. He has diverse experience engaged from companies such as Heineken, Anheuser Busch Inbev and Johnson Controls Automotive. Sasho holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA from Sheffield University.

Frosina meshkova

Technology engineer

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.

Jasmina popovska

Business Creation Manager

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.
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