BiographyDavid Bauders founded Strategic Pricing Associates, Inc. (SPA) in 1993 to help companies of all sizes improve increase profitability through improved pricing strategy, analytics and training. As President and founder, he has worked with market leaders or over 20 years to improve their financial performance through pricing strategy, process, and sales force training.
SPA serves a broad cross section of industries including industrial, electrical, plumbing/hvac, chemical, building products, medical, scientific, software, consumer products, and technology products; and works with companies from both the manufacturing and distribution channels. Under Mr. Baudersí leadership, SPA and Epicor (www.epicor.com), a leading technology provider for the distribution industry, formed a strategic partnership in 2008, making SPAís pricing analytics available to Epicorís leading software platforms and their distributor customers.
Mr. Bauders is a recognized leader in field of strategic pricing and delivers seminars worldwide on a variety of pricing-related topics, in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Mr. Bauders and SPA have been featured in a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal, IMARK NOW Magazine, Industrial Supply Magazine, Inside Business Magazine, and many industry publications.
Prior to founding SPA, Mr. Bauders worked for Booz & Co as a management consultant responsible for pricing and marketing strategy. He also worked as a line pricing manager for IBM Credit Corporation, with revenues (in 1990) of over $10 billion.
Mr. Bauders earned a BA from Oberlin College in Economics and Government and an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Finance from the University of Michigan. He has served as a teaching assistant in price theory for both institutions and is a member of Mensa, Ltd. He is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Italian; and also has Croatian language skills.