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Vendavo Announces Former Blue Angel Lead Pilot John Foley as Keynote Speaker for Profit Summit 2015

By Vendavo
January 8, 2015

B2B Pricing Leader to Host Biggest Pricing & Profitability Event to Date with New Workshops and Expanded Agenda

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Jan. 8, 2015 – Vendavo, a leader in business-to-business (B2B) pricing solutions, today announced John Foley, venture capital executive and former lead solo pilot of the US Navy Blue Angels, as a keynote speaker at Profit Summit 2015. The largest pricing and profitability event worldwide, Profit Summit will bring Fortune 500 business leaders to Dallas from Feb. 10-12, 2015.

“What I learned from being with the Blue Angels has nothing to do with flying itself,” said Foley. “I learned that the process of engaging at this high level – when my very life depended on successful communication, accurate information, trust and follow-through – is the same process leaders use to achieve excellence. I’m thrilled to be able to share my behind-the-scenes story with participants at Profit Summit 2015.”

A renowned keynote speaker, Foley draws upon lessons learned during his time with the Blue Angels, as well as his post-Navy experiences as an entrepreneur and a Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, to provide strategies for breakthrough commercial performance. Foley was a six-time “Top 10 Carrier Pilot” before becoming a Marine instructor pilot and a Blue Angel.

The three-day conference will feature three new pre-conference workshops and more than 30 breakout sessions across three tracks with speakers from companies such as Staples, Sealed Air, Emerson, Molex, Medtronic, Eastman and 3M.

Profit Summit is the premier conference for enterprise pricing teams, finance executives and sales operations leaders. 2015’s conference will focus on new strategies for organizations to reach new heights.

Register for Profit Summit here.

Vendavo Media Contact:
Trish Chan


    Vendavo powers the shift to digital business for the world’s most demanding B2B companies, unlocking value, growing margin and accelerating revenue. With the Vendavo Commercial Excellence platform, companies develop dynamic customer insights and optimal pricing strategies that maximize margin, boost sales effectiveness and improve customer experience. With an annual margin improvement totaling more than $2.5 billion across companies in chemicals, distribution, high-tech and manufacturing, Vendavo delivers cutting-edge analytics and deep industry expertise that help companies stay one step ahead. Vendavo is headquartered in Denver, CO and has offices around the globe.