TESTIMONIALS

Jesse Helped Us. He Can Help You.

Husna Akgun, Operations Manager in Iraq (from Ankara, Turkey) - I worked with Jesse in Baghdad in 2013 and 2014. He was running a large US-funded government project with over 500 national and international staff. Jesse always supported the professional  - Read more...

Dr. Haris Alibašic, University Professor, Author, and ConsultantJesse Bunch was my mentor and supervisor in my role as a business and economic development specialist for the Office of High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina and was instrumental in instilling an appreciation ... - Read more...

Abdul Qayoom Bassam, Afghanistan Trade Attache, Istanbul - I had the privilege to work under Jesse’s leadership in an $80M USAID governance project in Afghanistan in 2007-8. The program helped provincial and district government, civil society and community councils participate in recovery... - Read more...

Hellen Ayugi, Human Resource and Finance Specialist, Uganda - Jesse is a great mentor, always positive, calm and focused, even under the most complex of situations. At a personal level he inspired me to become the professional that he envisioned me to be and helped me overcome being shy to being more confident... - Read more...

Dejan Bosnjak, Political Advisor to the Government of Bosnia and HerzegovinaFor more than twenty years now Jesse has been my role model, mentor and a friend, the person I turn to to share my successes or seek advice and guidance. I believe I have never met such an accomplished professional who lived by the principle... Read more...

Irena Chatzis, Associate Communication Officer, International Atomic Energy Agency Vienna, Austria - I met Jesse in the late nineties in Bosnia and Herzegovina while working for the Office of the High Representative (OHR) in the District of Brcko. I was one of many young inexperienced professionals aspiring to a career in international development.. - Read more...

Slavenko Djokic, International Relief and Development Country Director, Lebanon,  - I met Jesse in the late nineties in Bosnia and Herzegovina while working for the Office of the High Representative (OHR) in the District of Brcko. I was one of many young inexperienced professionals aspiring to a career in international development.  Jesse was there to unselfishly provide his professional - Read more....

Aleksandar Djureinovic, Project Management Specialist for Economic Policy, USAID Serbia - I worked with Jesse in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia from 1998 to 2007.  In Bosnia we worked to rebuild institutions and infrastructure in a fragile post war environment; while in Serbia Jesse managed a program through which we aimed to encourage civic ... - Read more...

Barry Greville-Eyres, Collaboration, Learning, and Adapting Advisor to USAID South Sudan (from Australia) - Having worked under Jesse's leadership and guidance, as a senior advisor on a USAID program in South Sudan, what struck me most was his 'team empowerment' approach within an extremely complex and dynamic operating environment... -  Read more...

Aleksandra Markovich, Washington, D. C.  - Jesse’s mentorship and encouragement helped me forge a decade-long (and counting) career in international development, working on issues including governance, community development, and gender equality. His inclusive and collaborative - Read more...

Robert Merritt, Senior Manager, Green Climate Fund Agency, Conservation International, Washington, D. C. - I met Jesse very early in my international development career. I was working in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on a peace-building project that was doing poorly for a variety of reasons.  Jesse came to help the project ... Read more 

Nenad Milic, IT Specialist/International School of Belgrade, Serbia - I graduated from the University of Belgrade in 1999 with a BA and became a high school physical education teacher.  Due to international sanctions there were few opportunities to work in education and salaries were low.  I’ve always had an interest... Read more...

Boris Petrovic, The Tesla Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil -  Jesse Bunch is an amazing human being.  We worked together on local economic development strategies together with World Bank consultants in Western Serbia towards reconstruction and empowerment of communities as part of a USAID  ... Read more...

Dragana Obradovic, Public Affairs Office, U. S. Embassy Serbia - As USAID entered Serbia in 2007 the concepts of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community development, decentralization and local self-government were not only new, but mostly misunderstood and usually connected to foreign/international organizations  - Read more...

Natasa Predojevic, Office of the High Representative, the Brcko District, Bosnia and Herzegovina - I had the pleasure of working with Jesse during a difficult time in my life. Being very young, a child of a single parent from a modest background, I faced many challenges. The conflict in Bosnia made sure that not even my aptitude for... Read more... 

Maja Vujaskovic-Djueinovic, Corporate Public Relations & Public Affairs Manager, IKEA South East EuropeI had the pleasure of working with Jesse with a large community governance project in Serbia. He was an inspiring leader, whose style I would describe as an optimal balance between challenge and support. Besides successfully managing business... Read more...

Ben Parker, Project Manager, Washington, D. C. - Jesse mentored me from the beginning in his role as my chief of party in South Sudan starting in 2015. I provided project management support from Washington, DC while he led the project in Juba, South Sudan. From the beginning he took a personal interest in my role and my life to help me define ... Read more

Vladimir Prelic, Group Strategic Procurement Manager, Coca Cola Hellenic, Southeast Europe. -  When we worked together in Serbia Jesse was the most supportive manager I ever met.  His prime goal was not only to manage us, but to guide us to reach our goals and enjoy doing it. We were empowered, coached, and mentored in... Read more

Khan Zamani, USAID Afghanistan - I consider Jesse as a wonderful coach and mentor. As the chief of party of USAID’s large governance project in Afghanistan, his attitude towards encouraging and mentoring staff was remarkable, which helped us grow and take on additional responsibility and use our acquired ... Read more

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