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Speaker Bios

Dave Clement

Growth Strategy for BSCs

Dave is a partner in Simon-Kucher’s New York office, where he supports top-line growth strategy design and implementation for clients in a variety of industries.

Dave’s areas of expertise include customer segmentation, price setting and implementation, product and service design, and rewards and loyalty programs. His recent project work has focused on business services, industrials and manufacturing, and franchise organizations.

He is a guest lecturer at multiple MBA programs, regularly speaks at industry and business association events, and authors content focused on customer segmentation, product and service offering, and go-to-market strategies (pricing and digital focused).

Dave is a native of Philadelphia and earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Brown University, where he was a three-year varsity football letterman.

William Humsi

Growth Strategy for BSCs

Will is a Partner at Simon-Kucher and works in our Atlanta office, where he focuses on serving B2B companies in a variety of areas, including sales and pricing transformations, to deliver top-line growth.

Through Will’s years of consulting experience in the US, he has carried out many transformational efforts, including implementing new go-to-market and sales force strategies, defining future-state pricing analytics functions, and designing future-state sales and sales operations functions. Specifically, his experience includes sales organization redesign, territory optimization, sales process redesign, and sales compensation system overhaul.

Will received undergraduate degrees in biomedical engineering and economics from the University of Virginia, then returned to earn his MBA from the university’s Darden Graduate School of Business.

Rene Rodriguez

AMPLIFII Your Influence

René Rodriguez is entertaining, but he is NOT an entertainer. His clients describe him as “powerful”, “thought provoking”, and “authentic”. They say things like, “you could hear a pin drop as everyone was so captivated.” Rene’s engaging speaking style, backed by his scientific approach, makes him a top-rated speaker at every event.

For the last 20 years, René has researched and applied behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. Yet, he believes that we are only scratching the surface of what is possible and that every profession can benefit from fully engaging human mind/brain.

His company has trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neuroleadership methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change. As an entrepreneur and CEO of multiple companies, Rene brings a practical business approach while inspiring his audiences to take action. He helps leaders create influence, transformation, and immediate results in their business and personal life. René connects company vision and strategy to fundamental and applicable neuroscience in a way that empowers anyone to engage with courage and grace.

He has been named to the 40 under 40 list for 7 years straight and has been a trusted adviser to leadership teams at Coca-Cola, 3M, Medtronic, Nestle’, Microsoft, Bank of America, and Cargill. He was featured on the Cover of the Niche Report Magazine and has authored dozens of magazine articles.

A captivating, high-energy speaker, Rene is in high demand for annual events, conventions, and keynote speeches. He has shared the stage with the likes of Tony Robbins, George W. Bush, Magic Johnson, Ken Blanchard, and Jeffery Gitomer to name a few.

Mark Schaefer

Business Reimagined: How to Adapt to a World Without Loyalty

Mark Schaefer is a globally-recognized keynote speaker, educator, business consultant, and author. His blog {grow} is hailed as one of the top marketing blogs in the world.

Mark has worked in global sales, PR, and marketing positions for more than 30 years and provides consulting services as Executive Director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions.

He has advanced degrees in marketing and organizational development; holds seven patents; and is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University. For three years, Mark studied under the late Peter Drucker (a world-renowned consultant and author, hailed as the founder of modern management).

Customized for every audience, Mark’s programs specialize in marketing strategies for content marketing, digital marketing, social media, and personal branding. His clients range from successful start-ups to global brands such as Adidas, Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Pfizer, The U.S. Air Force, and the UK Government.

Mark is the author of six best-selling marketing books: KNOWN, Social Media Explained, Return on Influence, Born to Blog, The Content Code, and The Tao of Twitter – named the best-selling book on Twitter in the world. Return on Influence was named to the elite list of top academic titles of the year by the American Library Association, which declared it an “essential” and “pathfinding” book. The Content Code was named one of the top five marketing books of 2015 by INC. Magazine. Mark’s books are used as textbooks at more than 50 universities, have been translated into 12 languages, and can be found in more than 750 libraries worldwide.

Scott Tackett

Empowerment vs. Entitlement

Scott Tackett is recognized as a leading authority in the areas of human resources, organizational development, and organizational leadership within the restoration and cleaning industries. As a Business Development Advisor for Violand Management Associates, he consults nationally with companies and professionals on all facets of business.

Scott is a sought-after speaker on human resource topics and how they apply to the day-to-day operations of small businesses in the service industry. He is also a facilitator, business trainer, and former adjunct professor for Kent State University.

Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in human resource management and his master’s degree in organizational leadership, both from Geneva College.

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