Denver, Colorado

Growth + Profitability Summit

This September, 12-13 we’re welcoming customers, futurists, pricers, sellers, and industry thought leaders to Denver to attend our annual North American Growth + Profitability Summit. If you’re ready to talk all things pricing, selling, and commercial excellence, register today.  

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Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker

Making the Complex Simple

Change is the only constant. Market conditions are rapidly shifting and it is becoming more complex to do business each and every day. The Growth + Profitability Summit is designed to help you learn how to make complex problems simple to solve. Networking opportunities, panel discussions, breakout sessions, demos, UX labs, and other event highlights will help you: 


  • Build, simplify, and strengthen pricing processes across your team

  • Learn from peers and experts about the latest trends in pricing, selling, and commercial excellence
  • Discover improvements your organization can make to achieve stronger pricing power
  • Stay current on new Vendavo product capabilities and upcoming enhancements 

Keynote Speakers

Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Graphs and Laughs

Elliot Eisenberg is an internationally acclaimed economist and public speaker specializing in making the arcana and minutia of economics fun, relevant and educational. He earned a B.A. in economics with first class honors from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a Masters and Ph.D. in public administration from Syracuse University.

Stephan M. Liozu, Ph.D., Founder, Value Innoruption Advisors

Stephan M. Liozu is the Founder of Value Innoruption Advisors, a consulting boutique specializing in industrial, digital, and value-based pricing. 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).

Featured Speakers

More speakers are coming soon so check back often.

DeAnn Hammer
DeAnn Hammer
Global Pricing Operations Director, 3M

DeAnn Hammer, CPP is the Global Pricing Operations Director for the Safety and Industrial Business Group at 3M. During her 28 years of professional experience, she has held numerous positions in marketing, product development, strategic and operational pricing.  Her career has spanned the industrial market space as well as the healthcare manufacturing industry.  An accidental pricer, she strives to motivate and build resilient teams in the face of rapid transformation.



Rick Robinson
Rick Robinson
Founder and Managing Partner, Continuum Commercial Excellence

Rick is an innovative business professional with over 30 years of experience managing a diverse array of functions and people.  He is the founder and managing partner of Continuum Commercial Excellence, a consulting company that goes beyond pure pricing and helps business optimize their end to end Commercial Process.  Previously, he has worked in numerous industries including: Telecom, Life Sciences, and Content Publishing.  As a recovering Engineer, Rick brings his skills in analysis, optimization, and process design to bear on the topics of pricing and profitability delivering short and long term results.



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Reid Garrett
Vice President Of Merchandising, TruckPro
Ryan Wallace
Director, Pharmaceutical Product Pricing, Cardinal Health
Michelle McMonogle
Michelle McMonagle
Finance Director, Shamrock Foods
Bruno Slosse
President and CEO, Vendavo

Bruno Slosse has served as the President and CEO for Vendavo since 2015, where he has led a comprehensive transformation of the company from a 1st generation B2B price management solution provider, into the leading SaaS provider of Price Optimization & Management and CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) solutions.

Bruno came to Vendavo with more than 20 years of sales and senior leadership experience in enterprise software at companies like Cerner Corporation and Ascend Learning. Having spent over 10 years as General Manager of Cerner Europe, Bruno has worked with global clients and led organizations in both the US and Europe.

He is fluent in Dutch, French, German and English. Bruno graduated with Honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University Ghent, Belgium.

Tiffany Boyd
Chief of Staff, Vendavo

Tiffany Boyd brings more than 15 years of project management and initiative leadership experience to the Vendavo management team.

In her role as Chief of Staff, she serves as an honest broker and fact teller when the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) needs a wide-ranging view without departmental considerations, and as a confidant without an organizational pre-determined agenda.  She acts as a delegate attendee for the CFO and SLT, providing communications on behalf of CFO and the SLT including emails, proposal, status,  and plans for major initiatives from SLT Sponsors. She is a sounding board to SLT for new ideas and initiatives as well as facilitator for CFO, SLT, or team members.

Tiffany has a strong track record of success in program and project leadership before Vendavo at Ascend Learning, eCollege, eTrade, and the Mercury Companies.  Tiffany earned a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from Winston-Salem State University, and holds a Project Management certification from Colorado State University.

Mitch Lee, Pricing Solution Expert at Vendavo
Mitch Lee
Profit Prophet, Vendavo

Mitch is the 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.

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Jason Covitz
Vice President, Strategic Finance, Pricing, and Analytics, CoverMyMeds

Jason Covitz has served as Vice President, Strategic Finance, Pricing, and Analytics at CoverMyMeds since 2021. He is focused on high impact profit growth on $2B+ business with step change in Strategy, Business Insights, and flawless execution.

Fran Sarbekian
Fran Sarbekian
Senior Category Manager, Shamrock Foods
Justin Eisenhart
Justin Eisenhart
Senior Vice President of Finance, AmerisourceBergen
Kurt Dahm
Kurt Dahm
Senior Director, Commercial Data and Technology, Cardinal Health
Scott Sinning
Scott Sinning
Founder, Pricing for Distributors

Scott Sinning is a Certified Pricing Professional and former VP of Pricing Strategy at Graybar Electric, a $8B wholesale distributor of electrical and data networking products.  He has experience leading pricing and commercial excellence initiatives including strategic planning, pricing software implementation, and aligning people to create positive change. His current work is focused on helping distributors and their leaders find the best ways to tackle pricing challenges and opportunities.

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Saravanan Krishnakumar
Vice President, Rebate & Channel Management
Alex Hoff
Chief Product Officer, Vendavo

Alex Hoff has been with Vendavo since 2008 and has served in roles across pre-sales, professional services, marketing, and product management. In his current role as head of product management, Alex manages a talented team that brings innovative software solutions to market that enable B2B corporations to operationalize their commercial excellence strategies. Since 2018, Alex has led the transformation of Vendavo’s product portfolio from a first-generation on-premises software platform, to a portfolio of integrated cloud-native SaaS products.

Prior to working for Vendavo, Alex worked in various marketing and pricing roles for Fortune 500 companies in business services, retail/consumer goods, and freight transportation.

Alex earned his MBA with a Concentration in Marketing from the MJ Neeley School of Business at TCU where he also holds a B.S. in Psychology.  Alex was also among the early participants in the Certified Pricing Professional program from the Professional Pricing Society in 2008.

Summit Agenda

Tentative agenda will be updated as details are confirmed

Day One

11:00 – 5:00 Registration Open
11:30 – 12:20 Lunch
12:30 – 12:40 Welcome
12:40 – 1:20 Dr Stephan Liozu Keynote
1:25 – 2:10 Customer Panel
2:20 – 3:05 Customer Panel
3:05 – 3:35 Networking Break
3:35 – 4:05 Breakout Sessions
4:10 – 4:40 Breakout Sessions
4:40 – 5:00 Networking Break
5:00 – 6:00 Keynote: Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D – The Economy in 2023: Slowing, Then Reversing
6:30 p.m. – Dinner and Networking at the Westin Pool Deck

Day Two

8:00 – 9:30 Registration Open
8:00 – 8:55 Breakfast, Networking
9:00 – 9:10 Welcome
9:10 – 9:40 Keynote – Bruno Slosse, CEO, Vendavo
9:40-10:10 Product Roadmap Highlights – Alex Hoff, Chief Product Officer, Vendavo
10:10 – 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 – 11:10 Product Breakout Sessions
10:20 – 12:00 Product Breakout Sessions
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch, Networking

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