Simon-Kucher makes six partner promotions in US

17 December 2019 3 min. read
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Simon-Kucher & Partners, a Bonn, Germany-headquartered strategy and marketing consultancy, has made six partner promotions in its US offices, effective January 1, 2020. The firm announced a total of 20 partner promotions across its global operations to start the new year.

The new additions bring the number of partners worldwide to over 130. The consulting firm has 1,400 employees in 39 offices across 35 countries.

“Consulting in sales, profit growth, and our core topic of pricing is still very much in demand. This is the reason we continue to grow globally – and this is also seen in our partnership. The new partners clearly reflect our internationality,” Georg Tacke, CEO, said.

The partner appointments include six people in the United States, six in Germany, seven in the rest of Europe, and one in Australia.

The US appointments are six senior directors: William Humsi, Shikha Jain, Bhavin Manjee, Lisa Sun, Sara Yamase, and Nicholas Zarb.

Simon-Kucher makes six partner promotions in US

William Humsi (Atlanta) specializes in sales excellence and sales and marketing transformations, and works in the firm’s B2B practice, serving clients in the building materials, industrial goods, packaging, and chemicals industries. He has over a decade of consulting experience, with experience in post-merger commercial planning, go-to-market and sales force strategy, and pricing analytics.

Prior to joining Simon-Kucher in 2015, Humsi was a senior consultant at Deloitte and a research analyst at FTI Consulting.

Shikha Jain (Boston) specializes in topline growth strategy for B2C clients across industries such as consumer goods, grocery, apparel, and luxury goods. Jain supports executives with advice on pricing optimization, portfolio architecture, promotional effectiveness, commercial policy, and other areas.

Prior to joining Simon Kucher in 2012, Jain was an analyst at JPMorgan Chase.

Bhavin Manjee (New York) helps B2B and B2C clients build growth strategies through pricing, marketing, and sales. He has more than a 12 years of consulting experience. Manjee has most recently focused on B2B sector clients, including construction and materials, machinery and plant technology, chemicals, and packaging.

Before joining Simon-Kucher in 2016, Manjee was a senior manager in Deloitte’s strategy & operations practice and a manager at Accenture.

Lisa Sun (New York) works in the firm’s life sciences team, helping clients build marketing strategies and develop effective pricing processes. Prior to joining the firm in 2010, Sun was an associate in the China branch of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, where she researched regulations and market access for HIV drugs.

Sara Yamase (Austin) has been with Simon Kucher since 2010, and has expertise across new product pricing, pricing and packing optimization, data analysis, and external validation. She is also an expert in creating and analyzing research studies to determine product bundling, pricing, and financial impact. Yamase also served as internal editor for Simon-Kucher’s book “Monetizing Innovation.” Prior to joining the firm, she was a research analyst at business intelligence firm Equilar.

Nick Zarb (San Francisco) has been with Simon-Kucher since 2011, spending six years at the London office before transferring to California. Zarb advises on pricing, monetization, and revenue strategies for B2C and B2B clients in the software, internet, and media space, with a focus on subscription businesses.

Before joining the firm, he was a group strategy analyst at Royal Mail and a consulting analyst at SMT Consulting.