Zarko Palankov, Founder

Marketer, Business Developer, Product Manager

Washington, D.C., , US

Zarko is looking for someone to join him/her or to join a startup

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Zarko is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Business Developer Financial Expert Marketer

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

B2B Services Education Human Resources

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Finance
Product Management
Zarko is open to joining a startup

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

B2B Services Education Human Resources

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Managing People
Finance
Marketing
Product Management
Sales
Technical
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Zarko

I believe everyone is a leader and can make a positive difference. I put people first and strive to enable everyone around me to learn, grow and succeed.

I help organizations flourish and magnify their social impact. I thrive in the intersection of organizational development, strategy and social learning. I seek ways to connect ideas, people and organizations, to create frameworks for learning, collaboration and growth, and to fundamentally change the leadership paradigm: how we work together toward a common vision.

As a consultant at The World Bank, I am building learning communities to assist staff in improving vital skills to more effectively tackle global developmental challenges. As a changemaker, I am building a social venture, Lead In, a leadership learning community where aspiring leaders come together to share perspectives and practice their leadership.

Previously, I co-founded and scaled a nonprofit that connects and empowers people through language and culture. I spent seven years building an organization from a simple idea - creating a forum for motivated individuals to share their language and culture with those interested in learning - to a thriving community where people from all walks of life learn how to teach their language, grow as educators and leaders, and enable thousands of eager learners to speak a different language.

My specialties include organizational development, leadership, training and facilitation. I constantly seek opportunities to learn, and to apply my knowledge and skills in a way that enables people to grow and helps organizations to achieve exceptional results.

Work Experience

Consultant

The World Bank

March 2016 - January 0

As a consultant at The World Bank, I am building learning communities to assist staff in improving vital skills to more effectively tackle global developmental challenges.

President

The Global Language Network

May 2008 - February 2015

I co-founded and scaled a nonprofit that connects and empowers people through language and culture. I spent seven years building an organization from a simple idea - creating a forum for motivated individuals to share their language and culture with those interested in learning - to a thriving community where people from all walks of life learn how to teach their language, grow as educators and leaders, and enable thousands of eager learners to speak a different language.

Education

The George Washington University

M.A. in International Affairs

- 2008

Ohio Wesleyan University

B.A. in English and French

- 2005

Certification

Community Management

The World Bank