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Which Comes First – Market Share or Gross Margin?

I don’t think there’s a capital equipment sales or marketing professional that hasn’t argued, “We need to discount to break into this account, and once we’re in, the gross margin will go up.” This is usually rebuffed by the general managers and finance people who...

Product Management is an Executive Function

Chief executive officer, president, chief operating officer, and general manager are the job titles that you most often associate with the term “executive” in a company. They’re the guys accountable for profit and loss in their companies. They coordinate engineering,...

Market Strategy Part II: Select Segments and Define the Customer

Market strategy is the foundation upon which you will build your product strategy. You must segment your overall market, select the most attractive segments, and then clearly define your target buyers. In Market Strategy Part I, you learned how to segment your...

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Like any good coach, Mike got the best out of me. Plus, I added new skills and learned new approaches that will help me on future projects.  Thanks, Mike! I look forward to the next time we can work together.

Somit Joshi

Senior Director of Strategic Marketing, Veeco Instruments

Since working with Mike and adopting a value-based strategy, we’ve literally added millions of gross margin dollars to our bottom line each year.

Todd Templeton

Product Marketing Manager, FEI Company

Mike’s coaching was excellent!  It didn’t matter whether we were tackling a pop-up issue, developing an MRD, or formulating a voice-of-the-customer plan.  Mike’s guidance was always appreciated, useful, and actionable.

Justin Roller, PhD

Product Marketing Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

About Tekcess and Michael Chase

Capital equipment companies source most of their strategy and marketing professionals from their technical ranks. Almost without exception, these incredibly capable professionals have the formal, technical education necessary to master complex, capital equipment and its applications.

But they are often left on their own to figure out how to capitalize on promising opportunities, grow their businesses, and compete. In 2006, I formed Tekcess International to help capital equipment companies solve that problem.