Vice President of Pricing, Cognosante
Kim Schoenauer’s biggest recent achievement was establishing a robust pricing and estimating system to scale with Cognosante’s rapid growth.
She built a suite of tools and processes that ultimately feed back into the data gathering and analysis required to optimize their future decisions.
“Kim has been instrumental in building and leading the pricing organization,” said Steve Hamric, chief financial officer for Cognosante. “She is the consummate professional whose leadership and experience are invaluable in positioning the company to meet or exceed its growth objectives.”
Schoenauer is a huge believer in a systematic yet flexible approach to business systems. Analysts and estimators need to have a solid framework to operate within, but also be agile and respond to the ever-evolving needs of the company, their customers and the competitive landscape.
“I always strive for the ultimate balance of competitiveness and compliance without all of the red tape, bureaucracy and limitations that typically accompany it,” she said.
In 2023, Schoenauer is focused on balancing the need for growth with the internal cost efficiencies necessary to stay competitive in the long term. As a central leader in the organization, she is well-positioned to influence many interrelated functions, such as financial and accounting systems, risk and contracting systems, and the growth engine.
“A major move in one area has a huge impact on all others at an organization of this size, which is thrilling and deserves the respect of our attention and finesse,” Schoenauer said.