Profitability and Pricing in the C-suite – What’s on the Minds of BU Leaders

Vendavo Commercial Excellence Month  |  Fall 2020

Business leaders are focusing on profitability more than ever before. Stephan Liozu, Chief Value Officer for Thales, has been interviewing B2B C-suites, and he will combine those observations with the latest thinking on pricing from the major consulting firms.

We’ll cover:

  • What’s happening in the C-suite right now,
  • What consultants are saying,
  • What practitioners are saying.

And Stephan will offer steps that business leaders can take right now. Especially now. 


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Presenters:

Stephan M. Liozu | Chief Value Officer, Thales Group

Stephan M. Liozu is Chief Value Officer of the Thales Group. He is also an Adjunct Professor & Research Fellow at the Case Western Research University Weatherhead School of Management. Stephan holds a Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University (2013), an MS in Innovation Management from Toulouse School of Management (2005), and an MBA in Marketing from Cleveland States University (1991). He is a Certified Pricing Professional (CPP), a Prosci® certified Change Manager, and a Strategyzer certified Business Model Innovation Coach. Over the past few years, Stephan published academic articles in the Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management, Business Horizons, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Industrial Marketing Management. He has also written many articles on strategic pricing issues for the Journal of Professional Pricing. He authored four books, Monetizing Data (2018), Value Mindset, (2017), Dollarizing Differentiation Value (2016), The Pricing Journey (2015) and Pricing and Human Capital (2015). He also co-edited four books, Pricing Strategy Implementation – Translating Pricing Strategy into Results (2019), Innovation in Pricing – Contemporary Theories and Best Practices (2012) and The ROI of Pricing (2014), and Pricing and the Salesforce (2015). Stephan sits on the Advisory Board of Professional Pricing Society and LeveragePoint Innovation.

Mitch Lee | Profit Evangelist, Vendavo

Mitch is a Profit Evangelist at Vendavo with 25+ years of experience in the technical, operational, marketing, and commercial arenas of the chemical industry. Prior to Vendavo, Mitch was with BASF and Orica in product marketing and business management, driving operational optimization, pricing excellence, and margin improvement, as well as personal engagement in high value sales negotiations. Mitch also has deep experience with raw materials supplier portfolio management having negotiated large scale and long-term agreements with leading suppliers.