Wherever you have travelled from, I hope you will find something interesting here. This space delivers you the window into my world, into who I am, what I make, value and strive for. From the right perspective, this space can also become a sought piece or a missing link.
Take your time to look around, to get inspired, surprised, challenged or present yourself to what occurs. We are all on a fascinating journey of life furthermore one never knows how things eventually connect. I have put together for you few resources, ideas and links that can support you on your business.
I am honoured to have this virtual connection with you and pleased to show you some of what I do as well as to introduce you with my skills, knowledge and experience what you might need to develop your business or to achieve a mission. Thank you for making me an opportunity to demonstrate it and prove it.
Good luck with your actions & adventures, and I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Marko Ignjatić has been living and working in Zagreb, Croatia for ten years. He was born in 1986 and grew up in Slabinja, near Hrvatska Kostajnica, Croatia. Brought up in a family of entrepreneurs and merchants from Slabinja, he was encouraged to follow the same path.
Marko has gained valuable experiences in the field of leadership, financial operations, reporting and planning, strategic and project management. In addition, he gained experience in marketing communications and managing teams, events and administration. Continually he complements his experience with new knowledge and skills.
Marko is a managing director and consultant of Cirrus Solutions Inc., which is a management consulting and business development company which provides solutions to make the best business results for their clients, both domestically and internationally.
Marko is a Senator of Junior Chamber International (JCI). JCI encourages young people to become active citizens and to participate in efforts towards social and economic development, and international cooperation, good-will and understanding. Marko was a councillor of the JCI European Development Council in 2017 as well as the prominent officer and one of the chapter founders of JCI Croatia. At the beginning of his JCI journey, he was the founder and the JCI Zagreb Local President in 2013. With the assistance of JCI members from Zagreb and Rijeka and JCI international officials as well, Marko established Croatian JCI organization (JCI Croatia) in September 2013. In 2015, he served as the JCI Croatia National President. In November 2015, JCI Croatia became a fully affiliated JCI member ending three-year affiliation process. As a member of the JCI European Development Council, he actively served on and mentored the establishment of JCI organizations in Albania, Kosovo and Slovenia.
Marko was a chief finance and operations officer of SBA Privrednik from February 2009 to January 2016. The Privrednik is an association for the developments of personal and professional skills of young people as well as creating and increasing economic opportunities in rural areas in Croatia. He was in charge of all department and activities, financial operations, marketing supervision, and project management. As an executive committee member, Marko also founded and led the Privrednik's youth club. The club had gained local and regional recognition among other youth clubs in a short time and collaborated with entities from Japan and the U.S. In September 2012, his tenure as the club leader ended, after four years of serving.
Marko got his first entrepreneurial experience in the time when he was a student. At the age of 20, he opened a small business for selling workwear and protective clothing. The company operated for three years and made profits sufficient to cover the tuition fees, which was the initial project.
In July 2014, Marko graduated at the 27th JCI Academy in Handa, Japan. As an academy graduate, he acquired cross-cultural leadership skills necessary to become an outstanding active citizen, who will work toward building a better and peaceful world. In October 2012, he finished a six-month training program for the Financial Analysts at the Institute of Management in Zagreb.
Marko earned his bachelor's degree in finance and accounting at the Novi Sad School of Business in June 2008. He attended courses such as financial management, risk management, financial institutions and markets, budgeting, accounting, business statistics, etc.
Marko's contribution to youth community in Croatia has put him forward among the 30 most active young leaders and entrepreneurs under the age of 30 from 25+ countries. The Top 30 Under 30 Young Entrepreneurs got presented at the International Young Leaders Conference in Belgrade in July 2011. Moreover, Marko received the Golden Badge Award from the Cultural & Educational Association in November 2013.
In 2013, Marko was acknowledged as the JCI Croatia Founding Father by JCI President Chiara Milani, and followed by many JCI Croatia members in following years. Furthermore, he received many honours for outstanding contributions to the JCI organization in Croatia.
* Updated in January 2019
Marko strongly believes that today's world is experiencing a fundamental evolution. For the first time in human history, we have the technology, connections and power to consciously co-create the ideal world we would like to live in. In these exciting times, it is so important to be able to use this power responsibly, for the benefit of ourselves, each other and community. The only way forward lies in consciously being able to integrate all health aspects of our past evolution while at the same time re-designing the ones that do not serve us any more. It is valid for our social, economic and political systems, science, technology, art as well as for all other spheres of human endeavour.
For the success of this transition, it is so important to be conscious of individual contributions within the complex web or causes and consequences that make this shift possible. Who we are and what role we play is crucial.
Marko's journey in business and life lead him to a discovery of his purpose, to serve and encourage a positive change in our business world. In practical terms, besides professional career, Marko uses free time to support and take part in the activities of the Junior Chamber International on a local, national and international level.
Besides lots of encouragement coming from inside, at times you also need some inspiration coming from outside. Whenever you need an idea, energy thought or incentive to go forward, there are many ways to recharge.
In case you are a bit like Marko, he has compiled for you few books, movies and thoughts on various topics as a way to show gratitude for people who put their energy into inspiring others and for all the experiences he has been through so far.
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.Napoleon Hill
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.John Wooden
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.Albert Einstein
The best way to predict the future is to create it.Peter Drucker | Abraham Lincoln
What does not kill me, makes me stronger.Friedrich Nietzsche
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.Peter Drucker
I know I can be what I wanna be. If I work hard at it I'll be where I wanna be. Nasir Jones.Find more
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Carl Gustav Jung.Find more
Do not follow where the path might lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson.Find more
We have to realize only in communication, in real knowledge, in real reaching out, can there be an understanding that there's humanity everywhere, and that's what I'm trying to do.Mira Nair