Ed Mallen has over 25 years of professional management experience in software and systems. He started his career at IBM. As vice president of US sales at Interleaf he was part of the team that built the company to $100 million in sales, an IPO and subsequent financings. As vice president of software products for Xerox Imaging Systems he led the marketing and development of TextBridge, which became the premiere OCR product in the world. He joined Xionics as an executive vice president at an early stage, and helped grow the company to $40 million in sales, building the sales, support, product management and marketing teams that positioned Xionics for a successful IPO. As president and CEO of Profile Systems he led the company’s success in pursuing vertical markets and solutions, leading to acquisition by Comergent Technologies, where he became a Senior Vice President. He was most recently CEO of OzVision, a leading supplier of video services for the security industry. A graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, he is a board member and CEO of TimeTrade Systems In. and former board member of eCopy (NUAN).
Peyton Marshall is CEO of LeveragePoint. Previously, he served as CFO and Acting CEO at PanacosPharmaceuticals, Inc., CFO of EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and as CFO of The Medicines Company through their initial public offering and the commercial launch of Angiomax®. Previously, he was an investment banker in London at Union Bank of Switzerland, and at Goldman Sachs where he was head of European product development. He has served on the faculty in the Economics Department at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Marshall holds an AB in Economics from Davidson College and a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
John is an innovator in the pricing and value management fields and has personally developed many of the strategic pricing tools used by companies across the globe. These innovations have helped firms around the world elevate pricing from a tactical function to a strategic lever for profitable growth. John writes frequently on pricing and has been recognized as one of the leading authors in marketing and pricing. He is co-author with Tom Nagle and Joseph Zale of The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing, 5th ed., the leading book on pricing for over two decades.
His recent professional experiences include working as a Partner at Monitor Group, Vice President at Strategic Pricing Group and as a Marketing Professor at Boston College. He currently serves on the executive faculty at the University of Chicago and has taught at executive programs at Duke, Columbia University and the University of North Carolina. He received his BS from Auburn University in Electrical Engineering, his MBA from Indiana University, and PhD from the University of North Carolina.
Jonathon Levy is a thought leader and “eWorking” expert, best known for innovative user-centric online solutions for activating and embedding methods at scale for the largest companies and best universities in the world. He is responsible for developing a new generation of online products that integrate learning with doing, currently used by thousands of professionals from Fortune 50 companies. Before co-founding LeveragePoint, Jonathon served as Senior Learning Strategist at The Monitor Group for five years, and before that was Vice President for Online Learning for Harvard Business School's Publishing corporation. There he created the first profitable business for online learning in the soft skills market, providing real-time performance support for two million managers and executives worldwide. Jonathon has consulted to and advised corporations and universities on six continents and has presented nearly 100 keynote speeches and featured presentations at major conferences in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America and is widely published.
Previously President and CEO of Ardex Americas, Dr. Stephan Liozu is a Pricing Evangelist and Thought-Leader as well as the Founder of Value Innoruption Advisors. His executive specialty is the design of innovative and differentiated business strategies for business-to-business firms, and the implementation of value-based pricing strategies. Stephan is co-author of Innovation in Pricing (published in 2013 by Routledge), an e-book, A User's Guide to Value Modeling as well as numerous research papers and articles on innovation and value management. Stephan holds a PhD in Management from The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. He is a guest lecturer at many universities including the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and EM Lyon. Stephan sit on the board of Advisors of PPS and a regular keynote speaker at their conferences.
Dr. Nagle founded the Strategic Pricing Group in 1987, the year he published the first edition of The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing. He provides the intellectual leadership for the firm's consulting projects and is a highly sought-after speaker and author, both in the U.S. and abroad. A long term sponsor of the Professional Pricing Society, Dr. Nagle is a frequent keynote speaker at their annual conferences. Prior to founding SPG, Dr. Nagle was a professor of marketing and strategy at the University of Chicago and Boston University. He is a graduate of Penn State University and received his PhD from UCLA.