Ed Mallen has over 30 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 CEO of OzVision, a leading supplier of video services for the security industry. He is now CEO of TimeTrade Systems Inc., a sales enablement software company. A graduate of Macalester College, he is chairman of the Board of TimeTrade and of HealthWyse.
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His recent professional experiences include working as a Founder at Value Management Advisors, 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 Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina.
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Christopher Provines is currently CEO of Value Vantage Partners and has over twenty-four years of global experience. He began his career in hospital finance and reimbursement. After graduate school, he joined Johnson & Johnson and later moved to Siemens Healthcare. His roles have included vice-president-level positions at both companies. He is a world-leading thought leader in selling, defending, and capturing value. He is an advisor to many of the world’s leading companies.
He is the author of two books: Healthcare Value Selling and Strategic Pricing for Medical Technologies. He is on the Board of Advisors for The Professional Pricing Society and is an award-winning adjunct professor at Rutgers University, where he teaches in the Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences Department. His research interests include the transformation of supply chains and the implications for suppliers.