Global business consultant and innovation scholar with over 20 years experience in leading mission critical change efforts in key multi-national infrastructure industries (engineering & construction, telecommunication, computing). Highly skilled in mentoring/coaching entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders. Proven track record in successfully initiating and developing market strategies for private-public global ventures. Strong ICT background with an emphasis on multi-national e-business. Distinguished recipient of numerous awards and commendations. Sought after international speaker, presenter and lecturer.
Pro Bono Consultant
- Presiding over executive team to open Balkan market for VC investments
-Consults CEO on diversification strategy
Visiting Professor, Masters of Management
-Taught MIS and Operations Management courses
-Consulting owners on developing strategies for opening production facilities in Eastern Europe
Pro Bono Consultant
-Advising the solar energy project on the strategic master plan for seeking investments
-Consulting project manager(s) on USAID potential funding
-Advising the Minister on the strategic master plan of developing a national laboratories infrastructure
-Leading international bi-lateral partnership development in science and technology with Israel
-Providing strategic input on global fast food franchising expansion
-Provided business development services focusing on Balkans
-Lectured in the Master of Science program on Globalization and Technology
Energy Systems Business Development Consultant
-Develops new market opportunities to market and sell ICT projects and capabilities
-Liaise with institutions in the Balkans to partner in investments in renewable energy
-Teaches MBA courses in strategic planning, entrepreneurship, leadership and others
-Taught international business strategy courses for a multi-national at sea program
-Coordinates Business Management Academic Field Programs
-Developed e-marketing strategy for AgBiz Project and trained local business owners
-Developed a CRM strategy for Competitiveness project for Invest-in-Macedonia Agency
-Developed course materials for executive training in public contracting
-Headed the international publishing division
-Managed the management development division’s global marketing, sales, and e-product development
-Taught graduate seminar in managing global diversity 2006- 2007
Co-Led a first-of-its-kind USAID e-business incubator in Macedonia 2004 – 2005
-Lectured about e-business at various universities in the Balkan region
-Taught MBA and Doctoral classes in e-business and general management
Principal, Digital Services Division
-Served as part of transition team for positioning new division in US market
Manager of Product Technologies, eSolutions Division
-Led market research efforts to identify e-business trends and needs
-Managed the development of business cases for new e-commerce products
-Founded consulting practice to aid established and start-up organizations achieve e-business goals. Examples include:
–Assisted in the development of business plans and investor presentations for multiple Internet companies
–Served as founding director of e-Business Development for Texas Chamber of Electronic Commerce; aided start-ups in early development and delivered series of e-Business strategy seminars and workshops.
-Lectured at undergraduate and graduate Colleges of Technology and Future Studies.
-Initiated the establishment of the first Web-based data center for American Petroleum Institute.
-Promoted value of virtual data center internally and externally, resulting in 70 corporate members.
-Coached entrepreneurs in e-Commerce implementation strategies.
Vice President of Operations, PlantSTEP, Inc. (1994 – 1995)
-Created first Process Industry’s e-Commerce Consortium to develop product data exchange standards.
-Promoted consortium’s work, worldwide and gained acceptance by International Standards Organization (ISO).
Research and Development Specialist (1992 – 1994)
-Developed and led global initiative to increase awareness and education of the use of e-Business
-Represented the US Construction Industry in the UN Trade Facilitation and Data Standardization Task Force
-Participated in first-ever task force to study the use of the Internet for internal company needs.
Business Analyst, Information Systems Department.
-Founded National e-Business Action Group for Construction Industry Institute, serving as Board Member and National Delegate
-Developed the initial company’s e-Business trading partnership program
-Served as committee member of company-wide TQM Task Force.
Softex, Inc., Software Developer for Texas Instruments, Houston, TX
-Developer of breakthrough Computer-Based-Education software for home use
Control Data Corporation, Houston, TX
-Developer of first oil and gas industry CBT curriculum for geophysical exploration
-Authored book, Women Weaving Webs: Will Women Rule the Internet? ,which has sold over 3,000 copies.
-Blog, macedondoc.blogspot.com, covering The Scholar Ship’s January 2008 voyage around the world
-Countries worked: canada, Mexico, Columbia, Israel, Great Britain, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Italy, Spain, Austria, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, and Australia
-Special Advisor for distance learning curriculum development, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science with Rice University, USA
-Co-chair Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology 2009 International Conference
Union Institute AND UNIVERSITY, Cincinnati, OH
-Doctoral Degree: Global Business Management
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
-Masters of Arts: Communication with focus on Instructional Technology
Ben Gurion University, Israel
-Bachelor of Arts: English
-TECHNITUDE: Founder of annual event to encourage over 250 young girls to pursue technology careers
-Women in Technology 2000: Initiated and led Houston Mayor’s Project 2000 Conference with over 500 participants
-Balkan Unlimited, President of the Board
-Women in Technology International, Founder and Former Board Member of Houston Chapter
-Association for Women in Computing, Former National Vice President
-Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology, Board Member
-Winner, Top 20 Women in Technology, Houston, TX, 1999
-Outstanding Person of the 21st Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
-Who’s Who of American Women, 2001, 2007
-Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow