Michael Cklamovski

Michael Cklamovski serves as Managing Director and Market Leader with CIBC Bank USA in San Francisco. Cklamovski works closely with business principals, leading a team built to provide tailored banking solutions to strategic clients. He is attuned to client’s personal and professional interests and helps business owners, entrepreneurs, senior executives, and multigenerational families navigate significant…

Mike Zafirovski

Mike Zafirovski is founder and president of The Zaf Group, a family office investing and advisory firm. The Zaf Group acquires and oversees well-run family businesses with revenues between $50-300 million, with intention of owning in perpetuity. In addition, Mike is an executive advisor to The Blackstone Group (since 2011) and he sits on the…

John I. Bitove

John I. Bitove has a distinguished record of accomplishment in the corporate, sports and community endeavours. He is the sole shareholder of Obelysk, which has major investments in the wireless, satellite radio, real estate, restaurants and other businesses. He is one of the founders of alternative asset investment firm, PointNorth Capital. Recently Obelysk has obtained…

Mitre Kutanovski

Mitre Kutanovski is a Co-founder and a former Chairman of Macedonia 2025. Under the leadership of Mr. Kutanovski Macedonia 2025 opened a second office, started an annual golf outing and launched a series of business and professional networking opportunities for the Diaspora. Prior to his involvement with Macedonia 2025, Mr. Kutanovski was the President and…

Vera Stavroff

Vera Stavroff is the President & CEO of HerbalScience, AlkaloidUSA, and co-founder of GreenBeauty. Vera works with Tikveš Winery on a joint venture to penetrate the US market under the brand Vergina wines. Vera was born in Bitola, Macedonia. Her family emigrated to Ohio’s heartland, where she attended The Ohio State University and received her…

Chris Pavlovski

Chris Pavlovski is a serial and global entrepreneur. On the heels of selling multiple businesses, and founding numerous successful companies, Chris became a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2010. Shortly there after, one of the businesses Chris founded, is a global IT business with offices in Europe & North…

Peter Simeon

Peter Simeon is an experienced corporate commercial and securities lawyer. As a partner in Gowlings’ Toronto office, Peter focuses his practice on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and structured products. Working closely with issuers, underwriters, and other corporate clients, Peter delivers practical, effective advice to help businesses move their transactions forward. He has acted for…

Jim Nikopoulos

Jim Nikopoulos is the Founder and CEO of MJ Holdings Corp., an asset management company.  Jim also serves as Founder & CEO of Core Data Centres Inc. (a data centre and connectivity services company), Vice-Chair of Triad Financial Services Inc. (the longest-standing manufactured housing finance company in the U.S.), and Vice-Chair of My Abilities Technologies…

Nevenka Dimitrova

Nevenka Dimitrova holds a Ph.D in computer science. She is a science and technology leader with a track record of innovation for bringing cutting edge technology to solve real problems in clinical and life sciences domains. With her technology passion and entrepreneurial mind, she is known for contributions in healthcare informatics, genomics,  AI, and signal processing.…

Alek Icev

Alek Icev is a Macedonian-American computer scientist and high tech executive based in Seattle, WA. Alek’s research background is in machine learning, data mining and bioinformatics. Alek’s industry experience spans designing core algorithms for life sciences startups, helping scale large enterprise software solutions and leading several engineering teams focused on making Google’s ads systems and…