The Growth of a New Democracy: A Conversation with Minister Gligor Tashkovich

July 27, 2017 Jamie Serino

In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Gligor Tashkovich (@gligor1), retired minister of foreign investment for the Republic of Macedona and currently with Alpha Source Advisors, one of the only female-owned broker dealers in the United States. Minister Tashkovich relays the fascinating history of his family, starting with his grandfather being the leader of the Democratic Party in southern Yugoslavia, and his escape from Yugoslavia as the Iron Curtain was lowering. He goes on to discuss how he first became involved in volunteering to help build the newly formed Republic of Macedonia, bringing in foreign investment and infrastructure, such as Western Union and British Airways, and ultimately was formally appointed as the Minister of Foreign Investment. Jamie and Minister Tashovich also discuss the difficult task of successfully building a new democratic country, particularly in post-Soviet eastern Europe.

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Jamie Serino

Jamie Serino is Director of Marketing for Blackbaud’s Corporations & Foundations division. Bringing nearly two decades of leadership experience spanning the private and nonprofit sectors, Jamie oversees the strategy to communicate Blackbaud’s brand promise to grantmaking organizations and corporations, drive market leadership, and establish strategic partnerships that lift the philanthropic sector. Jamie also hosts the Champions for Social Good podcast. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Jamie developed and led transformational marketing and communication strategies in both B-to-B and B-to-C technology industries, including financial services, network security, CRM, Internet telephony and HR/Recruiting. He was instrumental in building the Vonage brand, growing the customer base from 10,000 to 2.5 million while helping the company through its IPO. He also led the centralization of communications and branding at SunGard in order to reposition the company for IPO/acquisition.

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