Overview

Simon-Kucher welcomes you to the first-ever TopLine Executive Summit.

This one-day summit is designed for busy executives who want to explore successful strategies to increase revenue, generate sustainable profits, and implement growth.

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas! 

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Featured Speakers
Mark Billige
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Mark Billige
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Mark Billige is CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners, elected to lead the consultancy with Andreas von der Gathen in 2019. During his 15-year career with the company, he grew the UK business as Managing Partner and served on the company’s global board.

Mark joined Simon-Kucher in 2006 in the firm’s London office. In 2010, he was elected into the partnership and was appointed UK Managing Partner one year later. Mark has gone on to be one of the world’s leading experts in pricing and monetization strategy, advising the CEOs and boards of UK businesses as well as the value creation teams of leading private equity firms. He is a regular commentator in the press and broadcast media on these topics as well as a guest lecturer for MBA programs at the world’s top business schools.

Mark started his career in the Telecoms, Media and Technology practice at PwC Consulting while qualifying as a chartered management accountant (ACMA). He subsequently moved into the telecoms industry, joining the corporate finance team at FLAG Telecom/Reliance Communications and eventually taking over as pricing manager.

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Dr. Andreas von der Gathen
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Dr. Andreas von der Gathen
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Dr. Andreas von der Gathen is CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners. Before he became CEO on January 1, 2020, he had already been working for Simon-Kucher for more than 20 years as a Partner. He founded and led the global Consumer Goods & Retail practice, specializing in sales organization, product pricing, and brand strategy for national and international clients in all stages of the consumer goods' value chain.

Andreas has carried out many projects with a variety of customers ranging from international and national ingredient suppliers to fast-moving consumer goods companies and retailers. In many of these projects he helped companies to improve their pricing with the ultimate goal of finding ways to increase profits. 

He has written two books on marketing and brand valuation and co-wrote the book Instruments for Strategic Analysis together with Hermann Simon, Simon-Kucher’s founder. He has published numerous articles on pricing, sales, and branding and is a frequent speaker on these issues at conferences and seminars.

Andreas studied business administration and economics at the University of Bochum and received his PhD for his work on brand management, valuation, and controlling. 

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Josh Bloom
Executive Vice President
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Joshua Bloom
Executive Vice President
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Joshua Bloom is Managing Partner of Simon-Kucher’s North American operations and Member of the Executive Committee. He specializes in helping technology companies of all sizes achieve Top Line growth through pricing, marketing, and sales improvements. He has spent more than a decade at Simon-Kucher and has worked with over 100 companies to create >$1bn in enterprise value.

Joshua’s primary verticals over the years have been B2B software and internet companies, namely industries that see a rapid pace of innovation and a constantly shifting competitive landscape. Joshua has been a frequent conference speaker on topics as varied as B2B pricing, bundling, target pricing, and sales excellence. Joshua served as the internal editor of Simon-Kucher's 2006 book "Manage for Profit, Not Share", published by Harvard Business School Press.

Joshua received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University, where he graduated cum laude. He received his MBA in Strategic Management and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he graduated with honors and was a recipient of the Alumni Recognition Award and a Merit Scholarship.

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Madhavan Ramanujam
Executive Vice President and Senior Partner
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Madhavan Ramanujam
Executive Vice President and Senior Partner
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Madhavan Ramanujam is a Senior Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners based in its San Francisco/ Silicon Valley office. Advising companies of all sizes from Fortune 500s to startups, Madhavan has led more than 125 monetization projects for Internet, Software and Technology clients, helping bring numerous new products to market.

Madhavan is a co-author of the book “Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price”, that has been featured in leading publications including Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur and Inc. Madhavan is also a regular speaker in leading conferences and forums and has extensively spoken on the topic of new product monetization.

Prior to Simon-Kucher, he worked for i2 Technologies for over six years. At i2 Madhavan managed several consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies that covered areas of promotions, forecasting, inventory management and logistics. Madhavan is an alumni of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), Stanford University and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Chennai).

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Agenda
September 14, 2022
September 15, 2022
Time PST Title Speaker
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Check in, Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 AM
Welcome & Executive Introduction
Mark Billige, Chief Executive Officer, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Joshua Bloom, Executive Vice President, Simon-Kucher & Partners
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Keynote Session
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Unlocking Growth: Breakthrough Pricing Strategies to Acquire, Monetize and Retain Customers
Madhavan Ramanujam, Executive Vice President and Senior Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Eddie Hartman, Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
10:30 - 11:15 AM
Coffee Break
11:15 - 11:45 AM
The 4 Disciplines of Execution
Chris McChesney, Author, 'The 4 Disciplines of Execution’
11:45 - 12:30 PM
True Profit! No Company Ever Went Broke Turning a Profit
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Simon, Honorary Chairman and Founder, Simon-Kucher & Partners
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Networking Lunch
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Industry Breakout: Software, Internet & Media/B2B, Industrials/Consumer Goods & Retail/Financial Services
2:30 - 3:00 PM
Industry Breakout: Software, Internet & Media/B2B, Industrials/Consumer Goods & Retail/Financial Services
3:00 - 3:30 PM
Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:00 PM
Unlocking Growth: Life Lessons from a CEO
Hilary Schneider, CEO, Shutterfly
4:00 - 4:45 PM
Daymond John’s 5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life
Daymond John, Founder & CEO, FUBU and TV Personality on ABC Shark Tank
4:45 - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
5:00 - 5:30 PM
Meet & Greet with Daymond John
Daymond John, Founder & CEO, FUBU and TV Personality on ABC Shark Tank
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Cocktail Reception
Hotel information

Location: ARIA Resort & Casino
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158

 +1 866 359 7757
Call to book our group discount hotel rate of $119 per night.
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Registration

Ticket Pricing – You will be asked for payment during the registration process.
General Admission (Present – September 14, 2022) - $1,499

We’ll be donating 5% of each ticket sale to one of the charities below. Please select which charity you’d like to donate to while registering.

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