My name is Milos, and I’m in love with shaping products, building up businesses, and working with(in) cross-functional teams.
I research innovation, and I’m passionate about startups, storytelling and culture. I had a chance to help build up, re-shape and grow different businesses and (digital) products, wearing multiple hats to handle complex stakeholder relations and challenges.
Since the beginning of 2020, I work as independent expert in the field of Agile project & product management, business model innovation and change management.
2 main focus-projects: US startup with a portfolio of B2C products focused on automating and moving support online for moving, travel, IT and legal services; UK startup developing 2 enterprise solutions for cloud management, working on developing the UI and visualization for business insights based on complex and otherwise not user-friendly data from 2 API-driven apps.
Before going freelance, I worked as Interim COO at Agile Humans for 6 months, and 2.5 years as COO of Opinodo, a Danish Market Research startup. There, I achieved 5x growth in completed surveys per month, 4 successful integrations with MR platforms, launching of 10+ countries and 3x higher earnings per active user, and moved all operations to Belgrade, cutting costs and setting up lean business processes.
Previous to my startup days at Opinodo and Agile Humans, I had a chance to work in different international companies, as well as freelance for various clients from more than 15 countries. In total, I have more than 7 years of experience from different positions in multiple teams, from associate to leading roles on various projects.
ABOUT ME. THROUGH THE EYES OF MY COLLEAGUES.
Miloš is an excellent team member with a great personality, always positive and looking forward. He’s well organized, and he’ll always put the team in the first place. As COO of Opinodo, he entirely formed our team in Belgrade and supervised and helped the company grow. – Milos M, Senior Software Engineer, Team Lead @ Opinodo
It has been a pleasure to work with Milos. He has shown great commitment with our company. We will definitely ask for his help in the future. Thank you! – Pablo C, Launch Manager @ letgo
Milos is a very talented team builder, he hires and retains top talent with his trademark easy attitude. On the product side, Milos has been in charge of specifying multiple new products for Opinodo and has handled top-level talks with suppliers and partners. Furthermore, Milos has a sense of detail. Everything gets noted down, structured, remembered, delegated, executed. This is of course expected, but in so many cases this is where managers fail: To both be able to see the big picture and the small detail; to go between the two without losing focus.
In many ways, Milos has been a key person that has enabled me to create two companies with today +50 employees combined. – Niels T, CEO @ Opinodo
I LOVE LEARNING… AND SHARING THE LEARNED.
I held different lectures, talks
I had a chance to speak at different seminars, meetups
The publishing house I founded, Kovacnica prica, has published over 7 books since September 2016, when it was founded.
I have translated 5+ books from Norwegian, Swedish and English, both fiction and non-fiction.
Blogging and journalism
I wrote for different media and brands, especially within ICT, e.g. CorD Magazine – the leading independent business and leadership magazine in Serbia and the West Balkan region in English; Netokracija – “Serbian Tech Crunch”…
I have an interesting skillset, with background from languages and communication to agile innovation, biz dev, and product + project management.
Innovation & Biz Dev
I’m a Certified ScrumMaster and Product Owner, and I hold MSc in Engineering Management from Singidunum University, Belgrade. My focus was innovation management, and my thesis was about challenges and the way they can spark innovation within startups. Fun fact: For my research, I interviewed over 100 startup founders.
Communication & Languages
I also hold MSc in Marketing and Communications from Rome Business School in Italy, where I received a partial scholarship, and a BA in Scandinavian Studies with the Norwegian language as main language, from the University of Belgrade. I worked as a translator and journalist in English, Norwegian and Serbian.
I like to attend various workshops, conferences and seminars, and I gained knowledge and interesting experiences from this type of events in both Serbia and Europe. I love learning all the time, both within my “main” fields like strategic planning or management, and other things I’m interested in. (Trying w/ Python and German.)
MSc in Engineering Management
MSc in Marketing & Communication
Rome Business School
BA in Scandinavian Studies
Certified Scrum Product Owner®
Certified SAFe® Agilist
Certified LeSS Practitiooner
Certified E-Business & Internet Marketing Manager