Marko Božac

Master of business in love with technology and gadgets. Reliable team player with experience in digital communications, management and quality assurance. Designed and managed several projects as president of student association. Fast learner in trend with the IT and with dozens projects as a freelancer.

Experience

Junior consultant for digital communications

Madison Consulting

Managing digital projects, creating digital strategies, Facebook advertising, Google advertising, designing user friendly interfaces and digital experiences with clients and colleagues.

Feb 2017 - Sep 2017

Quality Assurance

Infinum

In charge of quality assurance for all software projects. Clear communication with developers and designers about improving software and finding ambiguity.

Aug 2014 - Nov 2016

President

Financial club association

Member of presidency responsible for marketing, sponsors and projects since June 2014. Financial Club is an association counting 100 students interested in finance and economy at University of Zagreb. As president, I designed and implemented annual program plan, managed processes in association, coordinated by 100 other members with eleven team leaders and worked on increasing visibility of whole organisation. During my mandate, we launched Financial dictionary with more than 400 economic terms, started first student competition in trading (University Trading Tournament) with 200 participants, designed FK Profitability score for measuring corporate profitability, started first Summer school of Finance for high school students, organised six different conferences for students and 30 lectures by market experts.

Jun 2014 - Sep 2015

Associate in Online Communication Department

Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia

The world's most communicative government on social media! Managing the digital identity of the Croatian Government. Updating the web, managing the social media channels, organizing community related events, writing operative strategies and content management. Encouraging adoption of new technologies and ideas, live reporting, coordinating and managing crisis communications. Tracking the latest political decisions. Had part in several projects such as online (#CroatiaEU) campaign for the celebration of the Croatian accession to the EU and new central government portal gov.hr

Dec 2011 - Apr 2014

Freelancer

Internet

Designing concepts, building websites, mobile apps, managing projects and community, writing articles, maintaining the web, creating suitable content and graphics to deliver the best user experience. Determining relevant social media techniques. Identifying, recommending and prioritising new web features and content. Worked with Menart (music industry), Carta Magica (retail) and several civil associations and organisations (IT, youth policy, entertainment).

2006 - present

Education

University of Zagreb

Faculty of Business and Economics
Master of Business

Nov 2016 - Sep 2017

Nottingham Trent Unversity

Nottingham Business School
Erasmus semester

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016

University of Zagreb

Faculty of Business and Economics
Bachelor of Economics

Nov 2011 - Sep 2016

Additional education

Seminars and programs
  • Academy for political development for students (2017)
  • Ladership = Employability (London, UK, 2015)
  • IC Future seminar - Seminar on intelectual capital (2013)
  • Corporate Level Online Marketing (2012)
  • "Studij za mlade o mladima (Youth Studies)" by Mreža Mladih Hrvatske
  • "Trening javnog zagovaranja i politika za mlade“ by ZUM (2010 and 2011)
  • "Nenasilna komunikacija i transformacija sukoba" by ZUM (2010)
  • "Edukacijom do aktivizma" by ZUM (2010), "Misli globalno, djeluj lokalno“ by GONG (2009 and 2010)
  • 36. Govornička škola „Ivo Škarić“ u Živogošću (2010)
  • Youth Science Camp in Višnjan (5 years)

Awards & Certifications

  • 1st Award for the best mobile app at App Start Contest (2017)
  • 2nd best essay about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) by the British Embassy in Croatia (2016)
  • 1st Place on Copenhacks in Copenhagen (2016)
  • Audience award on Podravka Food hackathon award (2016)
  • 1st Award for the best mobile app for the European Universities Games Zagreb-Rijeka (2016)
  • Special Dean's award for creating Financial dictionary (2015)
  • 1st Award for the most innovative mobile app on Agrokor mStart challenge (2015)
  • 3rd place in Croatia on Google Marketing Challenge (2014)
  • Finalist at VIP Eureka 2010

Papers and articles

  • Diagnostic Business Analysis of Civil Society in the Republic of Croatia (2017.)
  • Dizajniranje novog modela studentskog predstavništva u Republici Hrvatskoj (2017.)
  • The political economy of reform: The introduction of real estate taxes in the tax system of the Republic of Croatia (2016)
  • Appearance of 12th Croatian Government on Social Networks (2014)
  • Comparative analysis of the competitiveness of Switzerland and Denmark (2013)
  • Analiza rada Nacionalnog vijeća učenika Republike Hrvatske metodom dubinskog intervjua (2012) - published in 4. bilten Studija za mlade o mladima - Fokus: mladi.
  • Analiza politike za mlade u općini Žminj (2011)
  • Prikazi trebucheta u matematičkim okvirima (2011)
  • Ispitivanje motivacije učenika za upis u Gimnaziju i strukovnu školu Jurja Dobrile, Pazin (2010)
  • Polimetodičko matematičko određivanje geometrijskih karakteristika zvonika župne crkve sv. Nikole u Pazinu (2010)
  • Detekcija meteora na FM radio području (2009)
  • Određivanje metala Mjesečeve površine (2008)

Memberships

  • EFZG Alumni (since 2017)
  • Association Financijski klub Alumni (since 2013)
  • Youth Association "Udruga ZUM" in Pula (since 2011)
  • Member of Youth advisory board of the region of Istria (2012-2014)