About me

Hello and thank you for visiting my About page. Instead of writing up a life story, I decided to post my updated CV that summarizes what I've done, and from that it's kind of obvious what I like doing and where I'm headed in the future. In a nutshell, you can say I've sort-of been a Jack of all trades, and now I'm trying to zoom in on a few ideas I want to make reality in the next 5 years... that requires a lot more marketing and strategizing than technical know-how. It's a whole new world for me and I'm excited to learn all this and grow a business from the new lessons and old experiences. We'll see how things go.

Igor Mateski
Mailing addresses: S. D. Lakocerej, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.
Contributing my Skills and Personality toward New and Improved ‘Out of the Box’ Solutions
Owner and General Manager of www.ebooksandtutorials.com (August 2010, present)
- Developed digital downloads store on Wordpress platform
- Oversee the new products development
- Marketing of products via social media and email  marketing ongoing campaigns

Guest blogger at www.it.toolbox.com (Web MaxFormance blog, October 2010, present)
- Invited to start an SEO blog by several staff members of IT Toolbox, a tech community of programmers and developers
- Actively participate in SEO and web usability discussions, and a go-to person for SEO out-of-the-box perspectives
- Guest blogger at IT Toolbox, a 2million IT professionals website http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/web-maxformance/

Owner of the IT Certification Lounge and IT Help Desk Center (part time)
· Market research and development of sought-after IT training and PC repair manuals
· Marketing of the blogs using social media, on-site Search Engine Optimization, link building etc.
·Working on my next big idea that will turn the two blogs into sustainable business ventures   

Product development Team leader, Synergy4IT, UK. (August 2008, September 2009)
· Providing standard-setting study materials for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications. 
· Quality assurance of Microsoft and Adobe pack of practice tests
· Production of applications from the Q&A database, applying software protection and  building installations of the final products
IT Consultant - IT Maintenance, self employed (1997- to present day)
  • Successfully serviced PC equipment: OS tweaking, crapware removal, component-level servicing of motherboards, LCD and CTR monitors, hard drives, DVD drives, power supplies and other PC peripherals.
  • Efficiently performed data retrieval from damaged CD/DVD and USB drives and hard drives.
  • Developed budget-sensitive IT solutions for: business offices, internet cafes and home users.
  • Provide online IT support via local forum servers.
Assistant Network/System Administrator, part-time, Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek (2005-2006)
  • Assisted in maintaining the LAN in the campus building and the faculty building.
  • Efficiently maintained computer equipment of the administration and student PCs on and off campus.
  • Successfully serviced IT equipment on component-level, achieving lowest maintenance budget with maximum successful repairs of computer equipment.
  • Efficiently performed Data Recovery from damaged hard drives, DVD and USB media.

Head Teacher & Youth leader at Word of Hope Evangelical Church (Skopje 2003-2005)
  • Prepared weekly lectures 
  • Oversaw the small groups activities and provided discussion materials
  • Coordinated guest speakers assignments and was a guest speaker in other local churches
  • Organized youth weekly meetings 
  • Prepared various discussion and training materials and trained new  group-facilitators
  • Over time achieved a yearly growth of 80% thanks to the delegation of leadership and discussion facilitation.
Volounteer at Campus for Christ Macedonia (Skopje, 2001-2003)
  •  Led the weekly discussion groups and helped in various training activities
  • Leader of various bible study groups and science-religion debate groups
  • Helped in translation and designing of various manuals and handouts for Crusade
  • Ran the logistics (housing, transportation) for a 150+ international team for a summer project
  • Simultaneous translation of many training seminars that Crusade organized
 DTP and CAD Designer, freelance (2000- 2005)
  • Designed marketing materials for use in USA and Europe using: Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw, MS Publisher.
  • Participated in team work for redesigning corporate brochures.
  • Drafted technical drawings AutoCAD and produced 3D models in 3D Studio MAX and AutoCAD.
  • Lecturer at an international business conference on “Research and International Communication for Small businesses” (May 2008, Osijek)
  • Served as a teacher and debate leader for university students on faith, behavioral and work ethics (2003-2008).
  • Assisted all international professors at the Theological seminary: coordinated housing, translated materials [English to Croatian and Croatian to English], was the point person for all questions (2006-2007).
  • Successfully lead the mobile team of students for teaching and social help in churches in the central part of Croatia (2006-2007).
  • Participated in the mobile team for teaching and social help and worked toward specified team goals (2004-2006).
  • Productively participated at international leadership training and business conferences (2001-2007).
  • Coordinated/oversaw a budget-sensitive housing for large international groups (2002-2003).
  • Developed and lead a fund-raising project for a student association (2002-2003).
  • Translated corporate training materials [English to Macedonian] (2000-2004).
  • Bachelors of Theology- at Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia (2004-2008)
BTh Thesis: “Beyond the either-or mentality - Toward a dialogue between Quantum Physics and Theology”
Relevant Courses: Research and Writing, Media and Culture, Public Speaking, Ethics, Psychology, Philosophy, Counseling, Anthropology, Small groups and leadership, Pastoral duties.
  • Mechanical Engineering- at the University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Macedonia. 120 credit hours, terminated due to health and financial reasons (1998-2003).
Relevant Courses: Computer Aided Design, 3D Graphics and Technical Drawing, Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Engineering Materials, Solid State Mechanics, etc.
  • Electronics and Telecommunication Technician- at Electro-Mechanics High School of St. Naum Ohridski, Ohrid, Macedonia (1994-1998)
Various Seminars:
  • Reclaiming the parched lands 2008, International Business Seminar, organized by the Evangelical Theological Seminary, Osijek, Croatia.
  • Croatia in the World Ethos, Zagreb 2007. Seminar of Economics and politics. Guest speaker Dr. Hans Kung.
  • Starting and growing a small business. Organized by the International Missions Board in Skopje, Macedonia.
  • Leadership seminars, Skopje 2001-2004. A series of seminars organized by Campus Crusade for Christ local office in Skopje, Macedonia.
PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS (according to PhD certified tests at Tickle.com)
  • Personality Type: ESFJ Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging (Myers-Briggs personality type indicator)
  • IQ related tests: Learner, Left brained, Visual mathematician, Creative Theorist, visual memory.
  • Talent tests: Spatial visualization ability, Diplomatic tact, Strategic thinker, Engineering mind.