International consulting firm Simon-Kucher & Partners has appointed eight new partners. The new partners will work in the French, German, Japanese and American offices.
Franck Brault (Paris) specializes in manufacturing industries and logistics, transportation and travel. He has headed numerous projects in growth strategies, strategic organization, sales and marketing (customer management and pricing).
Andrew Conrad (Boston) focuses on pricing strategy, negotiation, and sales force effectiveness. He works closely with global companies in technology, telecommunications, financial services and industrial markets.
Florent Jacquet (Paris) concentrates on profit enhancement, marketing and sales strategy for service companies, namely in the financial services and telecom industries.
Matt Johnson (San Francisco) heads the new Silicon Valley office and is a recognized leader in the field of pricing process and optimization technologies. He has headed pricing strategy projects in software, internet, high tech, distribution, industrial manufacturing, airlines, hospitality, transportation and logistics.
Dirk Kars (Bonn, Paris) specializes in strategic marketing, international pricing and reimbursements and market access strategies for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. He heads the activities of the life sciences division in Italy and France.
Stefan Lippert (Tokyo) consults international and Japanese clients from the financial services, automotive, consumer goods and technology sectors on matters of strategy, marketing and organization, with a focus on Japan.
Dirk Schmidt-Gallas (Frankfurt) is a leader of the Financial Services Competence Center of Simon-Kucher. His numerous years of international consulting experience in project work have strengthened well-known banks and insurance companies.
Christian Schuler (Bonn) focuses on the life sciences industry and is specialized in strategic pharmaceutical marketing, value-to-customer, pricing and reimbursements and market entry strategies.