EPS Research Fellows

Stephen Lizou

Stephan Lizou, PhD

Chief Value Officer
Thales Group
Chief Marketing Officer
Thales, Inc. USA

Stephan M. Liozu is Chief Value Officer of the Thales Group (www.thalesgroup.com) and Chief Marketing Officer of Thales Inc. in the USA. He is also an Adjunct Professor & Research Fellow at the Case Western Research University Weatherhead School of Management. Stephan holds a Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University (2013), an MS in Innovation Management from Toulouse School of Management (2005), and an MBA in Marketing from Cleveland States University (1991). He is a Certified Pricing Professional (CPP), a Prosci© certified Change Manager, and a Strategyzer Business Model Innovation Coach. Over the past few years, Stephan published academic articles in the Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management, Business Horizons, MIT Sloan Management Review, and Industrial Marketing Management. He has also written several articles on strategic pricing issues for the Journal of Professional Pricing and is a regular presenter at Professional Pricing Society conferences in Europe and North America as well as the Strategic Account Management Association conferences. He authored three books, Dollarizing Differentiation Value (2016), The Pricing Journey (2015) and Pricing and Human Capital (2015). He also co-edited three books, Innovation in Pricing – Contemporary Theories and Best Practices (2012) and The ROI of Pricing (2014), and Pricing and the Salesforce (2015). Stephan sits on the Advisory Board of LeveragePoint Innovation and of the Professional Pricing Society. He is a Strategic Advisor to 360pi, The Kini Group, and PriceSenz.

Candace Steele Flippin

Candace Steele Flippin, D.M., M.B.A., APR

Research Fellow
Vice President, External Communications
St. Jude Medical

Candace researches the multigenerational workplace and enhancing the leadership development of women. Her research has been published in the Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner and presented at ARNOVA. She authored two books Generation Z in the Workplace (2017) and Millennials in the Workplace (2017). Moving beyond well-known workplace barriers for women such as gender bias, exit due to family planning, and glass ceiling limitations, her current study is designed to understand key factors that help develop leadership-ready Gen X and Gen Y females to provide empirical findings and actionable frameworks to accelerate women moving into leadership roles.

Candace earned her Doctor of Management at Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and her BA in History of Art from the University of Michigan. She also holds an Accreditation in Public Relations. Learn more about her work at www.candacesteeleflippin.com.

Kris Murphy

Kris Murphy, PhD

VP, Financial Systems
Brightstar, Inc.

Financial Systems executive who is the VP of Financial Systems at Brightstar, Inc. Kris has 16 years of consulting experience at two top system integrators – Principal at The Hackett Group and Senior Manager at Accenture. Kris' primary research interest is extending our knowledge of how steering committees achieve implementation success for large-scale, complex systems. Kris has served on numerous steering committees and has worked at some of the largest organizations in the world. Kris earned a Ph.D. in Management from Case Western Reserve University’s Doctor of Management program in May of 2016.

Kris received a BBA (’92) in accounting from the University of Miami and an MBA (’93) in Finance and Operations from Case Western Reserve University.

Kris who, as an adjunct, instructs information systems at Barry University recently presented his steering committee research at the Academy of Management ('16), Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Sciences ('16, '17).