I was an early adopter of price optimization technology and have experienced first-hand the tremendous benefits and bottom-line impacts
Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 17, 2008
Zilliant, the leading provider of price optimization and management software, recently named Rafe VanDenBerg to the role of director of pricing excellence. VanDenBerg will lead the High-Tech Pricing Excellence practice, contribute to the firm's expansive knowledgebase of pricing best practices, and help clients in a variety of industries maximize the business impact of Zilliant technology.
"Rafe VanDenBerg brings over 15 years of strategic and tactical pricing experience to the Pricing Excellence Group," said Andy Dvorocsik, vice president of pricing excellence, Zilliant. "And with a background of operational roles in high-tech, manufacturing, and distribution, Rafe has a unique understanding of our clients' opportunities and challenges --- he's actually been in their shoes and felt their pain."
A veteran of multiple pricing technology initiatives, VanDenBerg has held director- and executive-level positions at a top semiconductor manufacturer, a leading online distributor, and a mid-market integrator/reseller. Most recently, VanDenBerg provided pricing and margin management consulting services to clients in the high-tech space.
"I was an early adopter of price optimization technology and have experienced first-hand the tremendous benefits and bottom-line impacts," said VanDenBerg. "As a member of Zilliant's Pricing Excellence group, I can help others reap these benefits while avoiding many of the challenges I've encountered along the way."
The Zilliant Pricing Excellence group helps companies address the range of design decisions and adoption activities surrounding their Zilliant pricing software deployments, employing best practices gleaned from dozens of implementations at leading manufacturers, distributors and industrial service companies. The group has recently released a comprehensive catalog of nearly 40 supplemental consulting programs and training resources available from Zilliant and its strategic partners.
Zilliant is the leading provider of price optimization and price management applications for manufacturing, distribution, high-tech, and industrial service companies. Zilliant Precision Pricing Suite (ZPPS) uses existing transactional data to improve decisions across all facets of price analysis, setting and execution. ZPPS applications combine powerful price segmentation and optimization science with easy-to-use business applications to help companies achieve the best pricing possible on every deal, increasing profits by tens of millions of dollars. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Zilliant is a privately held company. Investors include Austin Ventures, Cardinal Ventures, JP Morgan Partners, and Trellis Partners. For more information contact Zilliant at 877.893.1085 or visit http://www.zilliant.com.