Chicago | September 12th-14th

Growth + Profitability Summit Chicago 2023

Continue your revenue, growth, and profitability journey. Step ahead of the competition, global disruption, and your own preconceptions.

Summit Agenda

September 12th

Welcome Reception
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Come for early registration, networking drinks, and snacks! This is a great opportunity to break the ice and meet up with friends and industry peers! The mingle is sponsored by Oracle, our gold partner, and it will take place at W Lakeshore, the same hotel as the event. We will meet you on floor number 33.

September 13th

Coffee Talk
Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

See you at floor 33 for breakfast and registration.

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Growth and Profitability Summit’s Master of Ceremonies, Elvin McLaughlin, welcomes to the event.

Charting a Course for Success
9:10 AM – 9:35 AM

Join Bruno Slosse, Vendavo’s CEO, as he shares our vision for driving business growth, becoming a destination employer, and focusing on customer success through the Vendavo Way. Discover how we leverage people, process, and technology to deliver real outcomes for our customers. Learn how our strategic operative pillars inform everything we do and help us stay one step ahead of our competitors.

  • Insights into the Vendavo Way and how it drives business growth, destination employer, and customer success
  • Understanding of how people, process, and technology work together to deliver real outcomes for our customers
  • Examples of driving actual outcomes for our customers and staying one step ahead of the competition.
Persons Outline
Panel: Pricing Without Walls – Tearing Down Silos to Achieve Better Results
9:35 AM – 10:20 AM

Are your pricing efforts plagued by silos, making it difficult to achieve pricing alignment across your organization? Hear from a panel of experts from IT, sales, and pricing who have experience navigating the challenges of silos in their own organizations. Walk away with actionable steps to champion change in your organization.

  • Identify silos and their impact on profitability, growth, and margin
  • Learn best practices for aligning people, processes, and technologies to create a unified pricing strategy
  • Discover how to create a culture of collaboration and data-driven decision-making


Moderator: Gina Bates, Vendavo

Panelists: Frederick Waithe, Densply Sirona; Ryan Wallace, Cardinal Health; Reid Garret, TruckPro

Coffee Talk
Coffee and Networking Break
10:20 AM – 10:50 AM
Ron Pasquzzi
Making Every Step Count: Our Approach to Customer Success
10:50 AM – 11:15 AM

Join Vendavo’s new Chief Customer Officer, Ron Pascuzzi as he shares how Vendavo puts customer success at the forefront of everything we do. Hear real-world examples of how Vendavo partners with our customers to drive measurable outcomes, and discover how we’re continuously innovating to stay ahead of customer needs and market trends.

  • The importance of customer success in driving business growth
  • How Vendavo’s customer success, professional services, and value acceleration teams deliver results every step of the way
  • Real-world examples of Vendavo’s customer success partnerships
Persons Outline
Panel: Show Me the Money – Demonstrating the Value of Pricing Transformation
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Transforming your pricing strategy is essential to staying competitive, but it can be a tough sell to stakeholders. How can you justify the costs and consistently demonstrate the value? Our panelists will share their strategies for gaining buy-in, measuring success, and communicating the impact of pricing transformation.

  • Learn strategies for justifying the costs of pricing transformation to key stakeholders
  • Discover metrics and KPIs to measure the success of your pricing initiatives
  • Real-world examples of how pricers are engaging their organization and demonstrating value


Moderator: Mitch Lee
Panelists: Matt Altimari, Genpak; Anne Lewis, Afton Chemical; Christopher Sorrow, Blue Ridge Partners

Zara Tariq
Spotlight: Making your Pricing Strategy Profitable Across your Organization
12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Pricing managers have conflicting edicts with other functional teams. If you can’t centrally control and manage the strategy it becomes piecemeal, multiple business units run clashing strategies. There is a way to understand your pricing decisions better with bespoke price diagnostics, the ability to isolate and evaluate your pricing strategy and tactics, and centrally managing your pricing across the entire organization.

  • Discover how Vendavo solutions can help you design, control, and manage pricing strategies and increase profitability
  • Learn how to use insights proactively to make better decisions to your business
  • See real-world examples of how companies have optimized and improved their organizations


Speakers: Mike Slavin and Zara Tariq from Vendavo

Lunch and Networking
12:20 PM – 1:25 PM
Dave Clement
Keynote: Unlocking Better Growth with Effective People, Process, and Technology Alignment
1:25 PM – 2:00 PM

Unlock the secret to achieving better growth in times of economic uncertainty. Simon-Kucher expert, Dave Clement, will share practical strategies for aligning people, process, and technology to thrive in the face of macroeconomic trends. Learn how to assess your company’s position, adapt with agility, and seize opportunities while mitigating risks. Plus, discover how to optimize your workforce, streamline processes, and leverage the right tools for success.

  • Strategies to assess your situation and adapt to changing macroeconomic trends
  • Empower your team, optimize your workforce, and strengthen value articulation
  • Leverage processes and technology for agile transformations


Speakers: Dave Clement, Simon Kucher

Darius Fekete
Mastering the Art of Accelerating Value
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Join Darius Fekete, Vendavo’s Director of Value Acceleration, for an exciting and interactive strategic challenge to optimize your business and accelerate desired outcomes. Through a series of simulated scenarios, participants will learn to identify opportunities to accelerate value, unlock hidden revenue streams, and achieve sustainable growth. Learn to anticipate customer needs and behaviors, develop pricing strategies that maximize value, and gain a competitive edge in the market. Discover how Vendavo’s Value Acceleration team and methodology can transform your business and position you to stay ahead of the competition.

  • Identify opportunities to accelerate value and unlock hidden revenue streams
  • Develop pricing strategies that maximize value and anticipate customer needs and behaviors
  • Learn how Vendavo’s Value Acceleration team and methodology can transform your business and position you to stay ahead of the competition
Coffee Talk
Coffee and Networking Break
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Gary Guller
Keynote: Reaching Your Summit: Lessons in Consistency, Teamwork, and Discipline
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Renowned motivational speaker and executive, Gary Guller shares his real-life perspective on achieving amazing results through teamwork, discipline, and consistent execution. Discover how being in the trenches and working side by side with teams can help eliminate obstacles and inefficiencies to reach your summit. Learn to react, contribute, and add long-term value in any situation, and stay one step ahead of the competition.

  • The importance of consistent execution and delivery of committed outcomes
  • The value of working side by side with teams in the trenches
  • Strategies for eliminating obstacles and inefficiencies to reach your summit
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Thank You
4:30 PM
AI hub Sailing
Evening Dinner Cruise
5:50 PM – 10:00 PM

At 5.50 PM we will meet in the hotel lobby and take a chartered bus to the dock of our dinner cruise. We estimate to be back at the hotel at approximately 10 PM.

September 14th

Coffee Talk
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Meet up for breakfast at flor 33.

Alex Hoff
The Art of Effortless UX and the Path Ahead for Vendavo’s Products
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM

Join Alex Hoff, Chief Product Officer and Jesus Salcedo, Director of User Experience for an exclusive preview of our product roadmap and a summary of our latest innovations in user experience design. Discover how we’re staying one step ahead of the competition with our forward-thinking approach and user-centered design principles. Learn how we’re integrating new technologies to help you accelerate growth and profitability, and get a sneak peek of what’s on the horizon for Vendavo.

  • Insights into Vendavo’s product roadmap for 2023
  • Preview of exciting new features and functionality
  • The importance of user-centered design and how user input has shaped the design of Vendavo products like Vendavo Pricepoint

Speakers: Alex Hoff and Jesus Salcedo from Vendavo

Aneesa Needel
Spotlight: Using Pricing Incentives to Drive Profitable Customer Behavior
9:50 AM – 10:10 AM

Designing profitable rebate programs and refining for additional profitability is a daunting task for any organization. Whether manual or through software, there’s room for improvement with the effectiveness and automation of your programs. Don’t miss opportunities. Proactively design and manage your rebate programs across channels, use bespoke price diagnostics, and isolate and evaluate your pricing and rebate tactics.

  • Discover how Vendavo solutions can help you design and manage profitable rebate programs across channels
  • Learn how to use insights proactively to identify areas of rebate program improvement
  • See real-world examples of how companies have optimized their rebate strategy to drive profitability


Speakers: Can Cakora and Aneesa Needel from Vendavo

Coffee Talk
Networking Break
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM
Janice Shih
Spotlight: Providing Targeted Guidance to Win more Profitable Deals
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM

Sales organizations are under increasing pressure to meet revenue targets and drive growth. Traditional sales approaches often overlook targeted guidance for negotiating customer specific pricing, accessing the right cross-sell and upsell opportunities, and easily configure powerful quoting with the prices that maximize revenue. It’s time to get the right products, at the right price, to the right people, at the right time – every time.

  • Discover how Vendavo solutions, augmented with AI, make negotiated price and cross-sell recommendations to eliminate missed revenue
  • Learn how to use the insights to enhance and make more informed sales decisions that drive growth
  • See real-world examples of how companies are transforming their sales strategy


Speakers: David Anderson and Janice Shih from Vendavo

Innovation is key panel
Panel: Innovation is Key to Pricing
11.00 AM – 11:45 AM

As technologies, like Artificial Intelligence and Large Language Models, rapidly transform our world, pricing professionals are faced with new possibilities and challenges. How can I be innovative and still enhance pricing strategies? What risks and benefits should we be thinking about? What is the future of pricing for B2B eCommerce and with AI? How does optimized guidance work for our organization. Join our panelists as they dive deep into these questions and share their own experiences.

  • Discover how eCommerce and AI are fundamentally changing and what that means for your pricing strategy
  • Learn how to make optimized pricing decisions to drive revenue and growth
  • Real-world examples and experiences from our panelists


Moderator: Corey Schroeder, Vendavo

Panelists: Mike Smith, Zimmer Biomet; Sam DeAlba, GAF; Kevin Mitchell, Professional Pricing Society

Bruno Slosse
Summary, Takeaways, and Thank you
11.45 AM – 12.00 PM
Networking Lunch
12:00 PM – 13:00 PM

Standing networking lunch.

Step Ahead

At the Growth + Profitability Summit you’ll learn how to lean into volatility, political upheaval, economic boom and bust, market disruption, and business challenges – stepping ahead and onward in the face of adversity. The journey to business success is paved with risks, but attending the Growth + Profitability Summit will give you the tools to navigate confidently.

We believe in the power of incremental progress. No matter how daunting your challenges may seem, there’s power in taking small steps forward. We’re here to help you do the footwork to make real, tangible business impacts.

So, let’s take the next step together. Let’s dig in, step ahead and propel your business toward your north star destination. Join us at the Growth + Profitability Summit to discover how you can step ahead toward a better tomorrow and a brighter future.

Why Attend

  • Join a community of pricing guides who are committed to business excellence
  • Gain access to exclusive keynotes, product updates, and networking events
  • Develop strategies and uncover insights to stay a step ahead of your competition
  • Build, simplify, and strengthen pricing processes across your organization
  • 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 and provide feedback on the Vendavo product roadmap

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Featured Speakers

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Gary Guller

Gary Guller is a record-setting mountaineer and inspirational speaker. Gary was leader of the largest ever cross-disability team to reach Mt Everest Base Camp, at 17,500 feet. After setting this record, he went on to scale the peak, reaching the summit of Mt. Everest on May 23, 2003, and becoming the first person with one arm to summit Mt. Everest.

Mike Smith
Mike Smith
Director of Pricing, Zimmer Biomet

Mike Smith is a pricing advocate for business leaders, pricing teams, and sales organizations who pursue the noble journey to grow sales profitably.
Mike’s 30 years in finance and pricing have made him a trusted advisor, and sought-after opinion leader within his organization. He has implemented pricing software with multiple pricing vendors and across multiple selling organizations. His diverse business experience coupled with his passion for data and analytics has helped his organization develop pricing analytics tools and expertise.
Mike received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and his MBA from Southern Methodist University. Mike is a certified pricing professional and has also been selected by Valparaiso University to be an advisory board member for their Customer Experience Program. Currently Mike supports global pricing technologies at Zimmer Biomet, a global medical technology leader.

Ryan Wallace
Ryan Wallace
Director, Product Pricing, Cardinal Health

Ryan has held multiple pricing roles over the past 10 years within Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical business. His roles have included responsibilities covering Deal Management, Contracting, Pricing Strategy, Pricing Analytics, and most recently, Product Pricing. Ryan has experience with prime vendor negotiations, marketing of customer proposals, and preparing competitive pricing for Cardinal Health customers throughout Retail, Specialty, and Acute classes of trade.. In his current role, he leads a team responsible for all product pricing within Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical Distribution.

Reid Garrett
Reid Garrett
Vice President of Merchandising, TruckPro

Reid Garrett has over 15 years of expertise in the field of pricing. In his career, he has showed exceptional skills in managing pricing strategies, implementing effective pricing programs, and overseeing pricing operations for large-scale divisions. Recognizing the importance of measurable success, Reid developed clear key performance indicators and protocols to assess the effectiveness of pricing programs. By implementing these metrics, he enabled data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement in pricing strategies. Over the past six years he has worked at TruckPro, where he is a driving force in the field of pricing.

Sam DeAlba
Sam DeAlba
Senior Business Systems Analyst, GAF

Sam’s journey into the pricing world is a unique one. After spending 8 years as a Forensic Meteorologist & Data Scientist, he joined GAF’s Master Data Management (MDM) team as a Data Analyst. Sam transitioned from MDM to Supervisor of Pricing Systems, and is now a Senior Systems Analyst on the Sales Operations Technology team.

During Sam’s time with GAF, he has overseen the current pricing system, and played an integral part in the Vendavo Deal Guide update & cloud migration as well as the Deal Price Optimizer installation and upgrade. Sam is currently at the forefront of GAF’s adoption of Vendavo Price Point & CPQ. Over the coming years, Sam will continue to be a core influencer of new pricing strategies in these systems, and will be involved with the implementation of other new platforms & enhancements during GAF’s ongoing pricing evolution.

Kevin Mitchell
Kevin Mitchell
President, Professional Pricing Society (PPS)

Kevin Mitchell is the President of The Professional Pricing Society (PPS), the worldwide professional member organization dedicated to training, education, and networking in pricing, revenue management, sales enablement, and related fields. He is also the Publisher of The Pricing Advisor monthly newsletter and the quarterly Journal of Professional Pricing. Kevin is a frequent speaker at pricing conferences and events in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia where he often discusses trends and demographic changes within the pricing and revenue management disciplines.
Before joining PPS in 2007, he worked for 11 years in various Financial Management fields with Colgate-Palmolive and General Electric. He has BA degrees in Economics and English from Duke University and an MBA in Marketing from The William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester.

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.

Ron Pasquzzi
Ron Pasquzzi
Chief Customer Officer, Vendavo

Ron Pascuzzi has more than 20 years of leadership experience in software, IoT, and consulting.

As Chief Customer Officer, Ron provides executive leadership across the entire customer lifecycle, from onboarding through to retention, expansion, and renewal. Prior to joining Vendavo, he spent 4 years as Chief Customer Officer at Plex Systems, Inc. where he led customer success and services.

Ron holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Western Michigan University.  He resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Jesus Salcedo Jr
Director, User Experience, Vendavo

Jesus is a Design leader specializing in enterprise product design. He has over 25 years of design experience. In his role at Vendavo, he aims to bring product development closer to everyday users. When we can close that gap with users, we can then identify opportunities & collectively build solutions that genuinely add value for Vendavo.

Darius Fekete
Darius Fekete
Director, Value Acceleration, Vendavo

Darius leads the Value Acceleration practice at Vendavo. He has 15+ years of professional experience in pricing and digital transformations across various industries including B2B manufacturing, distribution, and financial services. He is an advocate for elevating commercial excellence to strategic levels in organizations and is an expert in scaling pricing & negotiation capabilities. Before joining Vendavo Darius advised customers at other consultancies including Simon-Kucher & Partners focusing on top-line growth initiatives.

David Anderson
VP, Business Consulting, Vendavo

David Anderson is the Boston-based leader of the Americas Business Consulting team at Vendavo. Since 2001 he has worked inside companies to advance their strategic pricing agendas. Dave is a manufacturing engineer by training (BS, MSE from Kettering, Purdue), has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and he has had the great privilege of working in the field of strategic pricing with many fantastic pricing experts over the course of his career

Janice Shih
Janice Shih
Principal Consultant, Vendavo

Janice is a Principal Consultant at Vendavo with 20 years of progressive global experience in pricing consulting and process transformation focusing on pricing process re-engineering, change management, and profitability for manufacturing, wholesale distribution and process industry customers. Prior to Vendavo, Janice was a lead consultant delivering pricing solutions for the banking and financial industries. Janice holds a MS degree in Engineering System Management from Texas A&M University and BS degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC-Berkeley.

Corey Schroeder
Corey Schroeder
VP, Product Management, Vendavo

Corey Schroeder is the VP of Product Management for Intelligence Cloud products at Vendavo. His current focus is developing new analytics and optimization capabilities to help pricing and comercial leaders profitably identify and execute revenue enhancing opportunities. Previously, Corey worked for a multi-billion-dollar supplier of advanced electronic components where he led the global pricing team, a centralized capability supporting ten business units across 40 countries. His focus was to build and execute B2B commercial excellence capabilities through the lever of pricing.

Dan Cakora
Dan Cakora
Business Consultant, Vendavo

Dan Cakora is a Chicago-based Business Consultant at Vendavo. He has done “pricing stuff” since 2006, ranging from measuring inflation to implementing pricing software to leading pricing teams, and has even developed new pricing products. Dan has worked in manufacturing, CPG, ecommerce, and B2B distribution. In addition to pricing, he is passionate about data visualization and is happy to chat about charts, graphs, and widgets. Dan is an economist by training (BS, Purdue University) and received his MBA from DePaul University.

Anne Lewis
Sr. Pricing Manager, Afton Chemical

Anne has operated within the pricing field for the past 20 years. She has led global B2B company value initiatives, where she has deepened the cross functional understanding of customer economic value and improved company profit. She is truly committed to value pricing and has been celebrating its benefits to organizations where she has worked. She has implemented tools and processes to ensure globally consistent pricing processes. Anne has worked at Afton Chemical the past six years, where she is an integral part of Afton Chemical’s pricing strategy.

Frederick Waithe
Frederick Waithe
Director Strategic Pricing, Dentsply Sirona

Frederick is an executive pricing strategy and analytics leader with a career spanning over 20 years. With a strong background in marketing, statistical modeling, decision analysis, and product development, he is utilizing his expertise to solve complex high-value business problems and drive revenue gains. He has a genuine passion for using data to generate pricing insights that foster customer value creation. In his roles, he has taken various initiatives, including coordinating data mining, predictive modeling, and pricing analysis, to provide invaluable portfolio pricing guidance for client accounts.
Over the past two years, Frederick has been an integral part of Dentsply Sirona. With a proven track record of driving revenue growth and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Frederick contiues to make significant contributions to the organizations he serves.

Matt Altimari
Matt Altimari
VP of Finance, Genpak

Matt is a Siena College graduate with a master’s degree in accounting and over five years’ experience with KPMG, a big 4 public accounting firm.  Currently oversee the accounting and finance functions for a leading food packaging manufacturer, Genpak. Genpak produces innovative, quality to go food packaging for major food service operators and distributors.

Christopher Sorrow
Christopher Sorrow
Managing Director, Blue Ridge Partners

With over 25 years of line management and consulting experience, Chris is recognized for his pricing expertise in a broad range of industries and is a sought-after thought leader in the field of margin analytics. Chris has more than two decades of experience at global strategy consulting firms, including McKinsey & Company and Corporate Executive Board.
Chris holds a BBA in Economics from the University of Georgia and a JD from Yale Law School. He currently resides in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale.

Dave Clement
Dave Clement
Partner , Simon-Kucher

Dave is a Partner and Head of Simon-Kucher’s New York office, where he supports top-line growth strategy design and implementation for clients in a variety of industries.

Dave’s areas of expertise include customer segmentation, price setting and implementation, product and service design, and rewards and loyalty programs. His recent project work has focused on business services, industrials and manufacturing, and franchise organizations.

He is a guest lecturer at multiple MBA programs, regularly speaks at industry and business association events, and authors content focused on customer segmentation, product and service offering, and go-to-market strategies (pricing and digital focused).

Dave is a native of Philadelphia and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University, where he was a three-year varsity football letterman.

Gina Bates
Gina Bates
Chief Revenue Officer, Vendavo

Gina Bates brings more than 20 years of sales and leadership experience from SAP, Coupa, Anaplan and Salesforce.

Gina has a proven track record building successful, high-performing teams, and is passionate about cultivating a strong team culture. She leads the Global Sales, Business Consulting, Sales Operations, and Partnership teams in all geographies. Gina is a Michigan State alumna.

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.

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.

Elvin McLaughlin
VP, Professional Services, Vendavo

Elvin McLaughlin has over 20 years of professional services, software deployment and Customer adoption experience. As the Sr. Director NA Implementations, Elvin is responsible for the delivery of the Vendavo product suite in the Americas. His teams work with our customers to drive best practices in their respective industries and catapult our customer business KPI’s while deploying the software to enable.

Prior to Vendavo he performed as a Procurement and Strategic Sourcing expert at Accenture and BearingPoint. Elvin earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida Tech, a M.B.A. from University of St. Francis and currently resides in the Chicagoland area.

Aneesa Needel
Aneesa Nedel
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Vendavo

Aneesa Needel is a Senior Product Marketer, focused on delivering industry-leading products across market verticals and helping customers innovate and transform their pricing, selling, and rebate strategies. Obsessed with technology that drives customer value, Aneesa helps solve business challenges by aligning their needs with best-fit products and solutions. She’s collaborated with hundreds of B2B customers in the eCommerce, legal, and cybersecurity verticals to guide their market paths to better and stronger solutions.

Zara Tariq
Zara Tariq
Senior Customer Success Manager, Vendavo

Based out of Dallas, TX – Zara has 10 years of Client Success background managing top-tier Customers in implementation of all strategic, long-term evolution of client programs including the overall direction and operational management of all business activities.

Zara has a proven ability to provide leadership and develop develop strong Customer partnerships that promote retention and loyalty by managing accountability, creating development plans, ensuring KPI targets are met and driving adoption of Company products/services.

Mike Slavin
Mike Slavin
Business Consultant, Vendavo

Mike Slavin is a results driven member of Vendavo’s Business Consulting team with more than 15 years of management experience with manufacturing and distribution companies in pricing, product management, customer service, and supply chain roles. He has more than 25 years of both pre-sales and post-sales consulting experience with large enterprise software companies including Oracle, SAP, PROS and Vistex.   Mike joined Vendavo  2019.  His current responsibilities include leveraging his industry experience to recommend value-based pricing, CPQ and commercial excellence solutions for Vendavo prospects and customers.

Site Information


Sessions will be held at W Chicago – Lakeshore 644 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago, Illinois 60611.


We have secured a special rate of $319 per night and this rate is valid for the nights Sep 12th – Sep 14th. There are limited number of rooms, to secure your room use this link – Hotel reservation

Highlights from Growth + Profitability Summit 2022