Adriatic Temporary Management Club

About us

Adriatic Temporary Management Club has a unique mission to gather, consult, exchange of information and experience and improve the work of interim/temporary managers in region: Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

ATMC is institutionaly supported by Temporary Management & Capital Advisors, one of the leading Italian firms, which has been operating in the market for over 20 years.

His Managing Partner, Maurizio Quarta, has been in 2004 one of the four founders of Senior Management Worldwide (SMW). one of the oldest partnerships in international interim management, and one of the largest groups of interim management firms, with 25 national partners operating in 28 countries all over the worlds. Today he is Advisor to the Board in charge of international development. He has been with IIM Italian Chapter of IIM - Institute of Interim Managament and the UK association of interim managers since 2005.

Maurizio Quarta,who plays a preminent role in the three mentioned organizations, will sustain ATMC with an Honorary role.

Our wish is to have in club best interim managers in the region that are able to efficiently address business challenges the companies might have in order to improve their results.

These business challenges may arise for a variety of reasons: due to sudden changes or market crises, the inability to quickly find adequate manager, the lack of specific knowledge that the client needs to improve their results, etc.

All of these challenges have one thing in common : the client needs an efficient and expert help to overcome the current challenge and independently move on. Often, the key to the solution is precisely the engagement of an interim manager who remains in the company temporarily until he reaches the agreed results.

What is Interim Management?

Interim management is the temporary employment / engagement of an experienced manager in order to quickly and efficiently solve various business problems. Usually it is used for a period of several weeks to two years.

Although an interim manager is engaged for a number of reasons, the experience shows that the most common reasons are:

  • Reorganization and restructuring of the company
  • Introducing major business changes
  • New projects to be implemented
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Inability to quickly find adequate manager to fill an open position in the company
  • Transformational leadership
  • Crisis management

Benefits of an interim manager in relation to a permanent employee

Efficiency and simplicity of the arrangement

There is no long-term recruitment/dismissal procedure.

Knowledge and competences

These are highly qualified people (in most cases prequalified for those positions) that bring tremendous experience, skills and knowledge from the first day of work.

Effectiveness

There is no long introduction program. Focus and discipline bring rapid and effective results.

Management team development

As a mentor and coach to your management team, interims manager knowledge, skills and experience are transmitted to your team.

Objectivity and openness

There is no burden on internal policies and relationships. He/she's not an employee, he/she's going to tell things they are, not what the client wants to hear.

Cost benefit

Since they are not employees and that most interim managers have their own businesses, the client does not have ordinary employee-related costs (annual leave and other benefits, sick leave, cancellation deadlines, et.). Interim managers usually have a defined price of the day, which depends on the complexity and scope of engagement and is defined directly with the client.

Our team

We are the team of experts with rich management experience gained in different companies and industries.

Dragan Munjiza

Partner

Dragos career is marked by three major managerial experiences in the total duration of 27 years.

Drago was manager in Atlantic Group, today one of the largest regional FMCG production/distribution companies, where he has gone through 11 years of career path from the only key account manager to the Vice President of the Group in charge of sales and distribution and the Vicepresident of NO's subsidiary Montana plus. During this period, the company increased the number of employees over 1000, mostly in its area of responsibility: sales and distribution.

After experiencing "sales person side of business", he spent next 4.5 years as CEO at Konzum, the largest regional food retailer, during which the number of employees increased by more than 8,000, and the company became a profitable regional leader in the food retail industry.

In early 2008, Drago founded its own consulting company, JakovViktor, whose basic specializations are: interim management, coaching, consulting, supervision and lobbying. It specializes in turnaround challenges as well as coaching of founders successors and their fellow managers in medium-sized regional companies but often receives projects from overseas clients (e.g. EELD AS Oslo, Roland Berger UK, Gerson Lehrman Group New York, GeoEnergetics Slovenia) so that in 11 years of existence, the company had more than 40 regional and foreign clients from diverse industries (shopping center, ship design, construction, travel agency, publishing, ICT industry, HORECA distribution, FMCG production, protective clothing, packaging and LED lighting).

Besides Croatian language, Drago is fluent in English, Italian and Slovenian, and has further studied at INSEAD, IEDC Bled and Oxford. He is a permanent columnist of the most influential Croatian business week Lider.

Tomislav Šlat

Partner

Tomislav´s business routs back to more than thirty years within a multinational corporate environment. As Senior regional Manager of 3M he gained a vast experience and developed his career in a global environment, where he led local organizations and multicultural teams with complex sales organizations in 12 countries.

During his career, beside the “general management” of local organizations and teams, he was responsible for the development of sales and distribution networks, for the implementation  of corporate processes and transformation of organizational structures, for the implementation of a corporate strategic key account organization in South  East Europe,  for the integration of acquired companies within the region of his field of responsibility, as well as for spin/off processes during corporate restructuring.

He was a coach and mentor to many younger colleagues in different Southeast European countries.

Due to the broad product portfolio of the companies, he worked with, he gained a broad industry insight experience in many industries (health care, automotive, metal processing and machine building, public road infrastructure, FMCG, personal protection, security systems for public administration and governments, environmental protection and energy saving).

Tomislav expanded his education in different local and international business schools. Beside Croatian, he speaks German, English, Italian and French, and also uses the Slovenian language. He was President of AmCham in Croatia and is co-founder and board member of different business associations.

Marija Sokić

Partner

Marija has broad experiance in corporate finance and banking sector.

Marija was working in Treasury and Corporate Risk Management in Atlantic Grupa where she gained experience in FMCG and food producton sectors. She was on Execitive Board Member position in energy sector and airline industry as CFO.

Career started in banking sector and worked on different jobs in corporate, retail and risk management. During time she held positions from Associate to President of the Board of Directors in banks.

During career she specialized in change management of organization though processes, structured financing, liquidity management, investments and restucturing of finance function through Group organization and companies in M&A processes, accompanied with IT structure development.

Dedicated to enhance engagement of employees.

Marija is one of the founders of Belgrade Open School, non-profit, educational organization of civil society founded in 1993. based on knowledge, partnership and accountability.

Our values

Interim managers that are members of our club have different experiences, but few things we have in common:

  • Expereince

    Exchange of experience between our club members helps interim managers in their day to day activities and challenges they face.

  • Industry knowledge

    Our members are professionals from all industry segments. If an interim manager has experience and knowledge from the industry he is engaged in, his efficiency and speed of implementation of the required changes will bring the required result.

  • Life time learning

    The world is rapidly changing from day to day. All our members are aware that they can meet industry /market needs only they are constantly learning and developing themselves.

  • Open and honest approach

    Open and honest cooperation and communication between all our club members is precondition for our success. Without that, we can not be what we are.

  • Reliability

    The deal is a deal. All club members are reliable and reputable persons. Once an interim manager from our club is engaged for a certain task, it is going to be completed with high quality and within agreed time frame.