Why Roadmender?

Roadmender is collaboration consultancy founded by Jelenko Dragisic. It was borne out of years of conversations and discussions with many people who have a strong understanding that behind business growth lies strategy. Roadmender is about business strategy based on collaboration as its backbone.

Roadmender offers a range of service to private, government and not for profit sectors.  Roadmender associates can assist in business growth though a targeted strategy design that seeks to make the best of collaboration as the principal driver.

Roadmender is also a space dedicated to people who are passionate about collaboration, Roadmender is also a marketplace where likeminded people can learn from each other, discuss new partnerships and engage to build momentum for innovative growth of collaborative business practices.


About the founder

Self 2Jelenko is a collaboration strategist, developing and implementing competitive cross sector partnerships. He is a firm believer that collaboration is a form of “new competition” and the principal paradigm for technical and social innovation.

Jelenko is also founder of the Global Resilience Collaborative and ResilienceReporter.com, the initiatives focused on collaboration and disaster resilience.  Jelenko combines his long standing passion for collaboration with his firm belief that cross sector collaboration will increasingly be a key element of sustainable enterprises economically and socially, as well as environmentally.

Previously, Jelenko has held a range of management positions in organisations such as Australian Red Cross, Griffith University and Volunteering Queensland. In his role as CEO of Volunteering Queensland Jelenko designed and implemented the largest collaborative program in Australia focusing on building disaster resilience. This award winning program included a collaborative effort by a range of NFPs, private sector companies, all levels of government, universities and schools, as well special interest groups.

Jelenko is a member of the Inclusive Brisbane Board, a body which provides advice to Brisbane City on a range of matters affecting its future. He is also a member of the advisory council of the City Security and Resilience Networks, Australia (CSARN).

Jelenko writes about collaboration and resilience.  Jelenko is the author of The Collaboration Instinct, book on strategic collaboration.



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