About Valkre (val-kree)
Valkre is a Chicago-based software and services company built on the idea that the Value Proposition is the most important growth asset in business. We began developing our SaaS platform around a methodology we called Customer Value Creation. The name Valkre was a play on the words “Value Creation” and “Valkyrie.” In Norse mythology Valkyries are the maidens who determine winners and losers of battle, bringing the winners to Valhalla. We liked the analogy that our company empowers B2B companies to win with their customers through Value Creation.
Today, we have created a breakthrough Value Proposition management system that helps GE, Owens Corning and other winning B2B companies, small and large. RENDER is the cloud-based software that enables a company to own a cost effective Value Proposition management system that is sustainable and scalable. RENDER drives speed and structure that helps companies stay ahead of competitive offerings with a differentiated Value Proposition, improved value selling, and customer-informed investments. The result is increased profitable growth.
In Norse mythology Valkyries are the maidens who determine winners and losers of battle...
Jerry Alderman has built a reputation for getting sales and marketing organizations into action on initiatives that have been customer informed. Prior to founding Valkre, Jerry was a senior vice president for Exogen. He started his business career at Boise Corporation where he spent 12 years learning and experiencing the unique challenges of B2B companies. Before starting his business career, Jerry served six years on nuclear submarines as a Naval Officer through the Admiral Rickover program. These experiences, combined with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business provide a broad base of problem-solving skills from which Jerry grounds his work. He continues to contribute to the advancement of business science through his practice, speaking, writing, and academic contributions.
Brian spent over 12 years focusing on the strategies, processes, and technologies of Differential Value Proposition (DVP) and Customer Relationship Management. He worked in many industries including telecommunications, finance, insurance, health care, building materials, and technology. As a result, he has extensive practical experience in general management, eCommerce, B2B marketing and sales, and change management. Brian holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.