CPP SPOTLIGHT - Spring 2019
Announcing the most recent graduates with their Certified Pricing Professional Designations.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, May 21, 2019- The Professional Pricing Society (PPS) is pleased to announce our recent Certified Pricing Professionals (CPP).
Since 2003, individuals have joined the elite designation of the Certified Pricing Professional and used their knowledge to impact the field of Pricing. The CPP certification program is the standard for advanced knowledge and expertise in the field of Pricing.
Carrying this designation indicates knowledge and skills in pricing across industries, and is achieved through any combination of online courses and live workshops at our yearly conferences. The certification is maintained by completing 2 credits every 2 years after the initial certification. The re-certification helps PPS maintain the integrity of the program and keeps each alumni informed on current trends and best practices.
Learn more about some of these graduates, their thoughts about this accomplishment and how it best impacts their careers below:
Aeisha Hurst based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has earned the designation of CPP through her hard work and diligence.
“I’ve done the workshops during my journey of becoming a CPP. All were fantastic from the instructors who gave us great insight from real case studies from very engaging conversations from the students (great mix of industries). I have made connections with people that will last a life time, it’s great to be a member of PPS”
Eric Wagner is the CEO of i7 Marketing, a digital marketing agency, and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in the United States, Eric has been with i7 Marketing since its founding in 2012.
Maria Bader is a Sales Strategy and Pricing Manager and has earned the designation of CPP through her hard work and diligence.
“The Certified Pricing Professional training and certification from the Professional Pricing Society was extremely valuable. I believe it will pay dividends for years to come for our marketing clients in our efforts to help them maximize their sales and profitability.”
Robert Kremer is a Marketing Manager at, Evonik Performance Materials GmbH, and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in Germany, Robert Kremer has been with Evonik Performance Materials GmbH since 2016.
“I want to express that I really appreciated the PPS training course as it really guided you through all aspects of modern pricing – from a basic to a further advanced level. Not to mention that the final exam wasn’t the kind of “no trouble at all” thing, which you might experience in similar trainings. You really had to prepare and thereby to dig into the theory once again.”
Tarso Mistura is a Pricing Manager and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence.
“The course was very engaging and comprehensive, covering all pricing best practice in different industries in a very practical manner.”
Andy Carr is the Manager of Pricing at Bravo Wellness, and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in the US, Andy has been with Bravo Wellness since 2015.
“The CPP Program helped me to learn and apply practical skills I can use every day. Going through the program shows you why it is the gold standard for anyone in the pricing profession”
Juan Jardón is Chief Commercial Officer and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence
“PPS has become the greatest manifestation of cultural change in my Pricing journey, mainly because CPP Program gave me the chance to improve the best version of myself”
Víctor Gago is the Iberian Pricing Leader and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence.
“My feedback about the program is very positive. In my opinion the program is very well structured, videos and quizzes were easy to understand for me and I learned a lot during this training. For sure I’m recommending this program to my Pricing colleges”
April Thompson is a Pricing Analyst III and has earned the designation of CPP through her hard work and diligence.
“The PPS staff are wonderful and willing to help you through whatever problem you may encounter. In addition, to the added encouragement when completing the courses/exam. With the numerous courses available through the CPP Program, one can ensure that they will always be up to date with all changing avenues within the pricing world. In addition, to staying innovative on all training needs/wants. Which in turn contributes to career advancement.”
Daniel Forbes is a Strategic Pricing Manager and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in the United Kingdom, Daniel Forbes has specialized in Pricing & Commercial Strategy since 2015.
“I’m very pleased to be part of the leading society for forward-thinking Pricing professionals at such an exciting time for the Pricing profession. The world-class frameworks and best practices covered in the CPP Program will be an invaluable addition to my toolkit to maximize pricing opportunities.”
Christopher Grant is a Commercial Account Manager with Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in The United States, Christopher has been with Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. since 2012.
“The conference workshops, on-line classes, and the CPP prep program provided an outstanding all-around knowledge base and a wonderful opportunity to interact with some of best pricing experts in the field”
Adam Polomski is a Pricing Administration Supervisor, Medtronic, and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in Poland, Adam Polomski has been with Medtronic since 2014.
Antonio Masa is a Global Pricing Manager at Schneider Electric, and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in Spain, Antonio has been with Schneider Electric since 2008.
“According to the different sessions and exchanges with PPS members, representatives and my peers; I certainly see the value and new opportunities that the full program brings. It really encourages you to continue working on providing the value to our profession and ensuring that it stays well recognized throughout the world. Thanks for all the hard work that you do.”
Hina Butt is a Global Pricing Strategy and Analytics Manager, Rockwell Automation, and has earned the designation of CPP through her hard work and diligence. Based in USA, Hina Butt has been with Rockwell Automation since 2013.
Jeremy R. Johnson is a Statistical Marketing Analyst, at Sheetz, and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in Claysburg, PA, Jeremy R. Johnson has been with Sheetz since 2017.
“The Professional Pricing Society and the Certified Pricing Professional program has helped me to enhance my skills which have enabled me to drive the pricing program at Sheetz to the next level.”
Joanna Jakobsen is a Pricing Manager, and has earned the designation of CPP through her hard work and diligence.
“The “pricing world” I am discovering is fascinating me a lot! I just couldn’t wait to take the courses and go through the study guide, especially after attending the conference in Amsterdam, where I participated in the workshops, and got to talk to some of the speakers and other visitors. The CPP designation has given me a solid ground and strengthened my professional confidence.”
Marvin März is a Pricing & Database Analyst, CyPlus GmbH, and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in Germany, Marvin had been with CyPlus GmbH since 2016.
Sian Clifford is a Global Pricing Manager and has earned the designation of CPP through her hard work and diligence.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed studying for the CPP. The module topics are broad and interesting, I learned a significant amount and found it directly valuable for my day to day work. I will continue to use the CPP resources and plan to continue with further modules”
Thomas Philipon is a Global Business Leader in a leading American Science Company, and has earned the designation of CPP through his hard work and diligence. Based in Switzerland, Thomas has been with his company since June 2005 and has received different assignments ranging from marketing, sales, pricing and business regional and global roles.
“Very proud to be now a certified pricing professional! PPS organization continues to be the reference when it comes at looking at pricing as a real function and expertise and not as an add-on on other functional activities!”
Congratulations to all of our recent CPP graduates!
About The Professional Pricing Society
The Professional Pricing Society (PPS) is a member association of professionals committed to distributing pricing expertise throughout the business world. We provide leading-edge pricing and revenue management best practices.
PPS produces up to five major annual pricing conferences in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. PPS also offers more than two dozen, full-day training workshops every year, taught by leaders in the pricing community. These workshops serve as the foundation for PPS’s Certified Pricing Professional (CPP) designation.
Publications are distributed to members including an eight-page monthly newsletter and a 36-page quarterly journal. The PPS website (http://www.pricingsociety.com) is a central resource for state-of-the-art pricing knowledge and hosts a job site where professionals can post or review new opportunities in the industry. PPS also maintains a Pricing Blog, and a Pricing Group on LinkedIn, and can be followed on Twitter @pricingsociety.
For more information about the CPP Certification Program, please visit pricingsociety.com or contact:
Dr. Michael Tatonetti