Topline Team

Jon Klein

President

Jon brings a unique blend of strategy consulting from his experience at The Boston Consulting Group and hands on operating experience from holding VP and senior marketing positions at various software companies.

Jon holds an MBA from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Jack Wiener

Partner

Jack brings over 25 years of hands-on technology experience managing in both start-up environments and global corporate structures, with a strong focus on product strategy, sales, marketing and business operations.

Jack holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Eric Zoetmulder

Partner

Eric brings over 20 years of technology and consulting experience to Topline Strategy. Prior to joining Topline, Eric worked at SciQuest where he was the Chief Product Officer, and at Dude Solutions where he was Senior Vice President of Vertical Product Strategy.

Eric holds an MSc in Computer Science from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Hien Truong

Vice President

Since joining Topline in 2015, Hien has led engagements in go-to-market, investment diligence, strategic customer experience and more. Prior to Topline, she worked in applications sales at Oracle, focusing on the company’s top global strategic accounts.

Hien received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University with Honors in Evolutionary Biology.

Employee Profile Video: Hien Truong

Jay Chakraborty

Vice President

Jay joined Topline in 2017 and leads client engagements on a range of strategic initiatives including go-to-market planning, competitive analysis, and investment diligence. Prior to joining the firm, Jay worked in B2B sales at Yelp, quantitative research for a PE fund, and marketing and operations research at Harvard Business School.

Jay holds a master’s degree (ALM) in Finance from Harvard University and an A.B. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Employee Profile Video: Jay Chakraborty

Dylan Moring

Director, Consulting Technology

Dylan joined Topline in 2015 as an intern, and after finishing his degree, returned to Topline full-time. Currently, Dylan is responsible for developing analytic tools, extracting and analyzing complex datasets, finding new ways to visualize analytic results as well as managing IT systems for the office.

Dylan graduated from Northeastern University in 2015 with a B.S. in Economics.

Cydonia Hubicki

Consultant

Cydonia graduated from Dartmouth College in 2019 with a BA in Psychology. In college, she researched Consumer Behavior at the Tuck School of Business and completed a year-long internship at a startup in Marketing and Social Media Analytics.

Monica Traniello

Senior Associate Consultant

Monica graduated from Yale College in 2019 with a BA in Global Affairs and a specialization in International Development. Prior to joining Topline in 2020, she worked as an investment banking analyst in the real estate group at Credit Suisse.

Henry Martin

Senior Associate Consultant

Henry joined Topline in 2021. Prior to joining Topline, Henry graduated from MIT in 2021 with a B.S. in Business Analytics. While at MIT, Henry focused on learning how to use data to solve business challenges and held internships with Fintech and Sports organizations in addition to being a student researcher.

Jacob Biderman

Senior Associate Consultant

Jake recently graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Government.  While at the University of Chicago, Jake was the Managing Editor of The Gate and was also an Undergraduate Research Assistant.

Employee Profile Video: Jake Biderman

Alecia Bolduc

Senior Associate Consultant

Alecia received her MSc from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and her BS from Tulane University. Prior to joining Topline, she held internships at IoT software startups, small-business private equity funds, and growth strategy consulting firms specializing in healthcare.

Mimi Faulhaber

Associate Consultant

Mimi graduated from Brown University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and BFA in Industrial Design. Prior to Topline, she worked at a STEM Education non-profit. Besides her work at Topline, she’s also passionate about illustration and design.

Welles Iselin

Associate Consultant

Welles is a recent graduate from Dartmouth College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Quantitative Social Sciences.

Michael Bobak

Associate Consultant

Mike recently graduated from The University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy.  While at The University of Chicago Mike was a member of the varisty football team.

Namsai Sethpornpong

Associate Consultant

Namsai graduated from Brown University in 2021 with an A.B. in International Relations, specializing in Sustainable Development in Thailand. While at Brown, Namsai served as the Chief Copy Editor of the Brown Political Review and the Director of Internal Affairs at the Brown Initiative for Policy.

Daniel Margolis

Research Assistant (Co-op)

Daniel is currently a senior at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Science, where he is a candidate for a Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Business Administration. Upon graduation in May 2023, Daniel will be joining Topline as an Associate Consultant.

Benjamin Zaino

Research Assistant (Co-op)

Ben is currently a senior at Northeastern University where he is a candidate for a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management. He is expected to graduate in December, 2023 and plans to join Topline full-time upon graduation. Prior to Topline, Ben completed two 6-month Co-ops in manufacturing at Nuvera Fuel Cells, and in consulting at L.E.K. Consulting.

Shawn Chesbrough

Operations Manager | Program Coordinator

Shawn brings managerial, database/computer, and detail-oriented research experience to Topline.

Shawn holds two BS degrees from Fitchburg State University: Business Administration and Economics and a JD degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. Shawn enjoys time spent with family and friends.

Brittany Rideout-Kirsch

OPERATIONS MANAGER | PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Brittany brings over 10 years of administrative and strategic operations management experience to Topline. She has worked in both medical and life science consulting environments with focus on internal business development and operation improvements.

She studied Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Investigative Services at the University of New Haven.

Louise Martineau

Office Manager

Louise brings broad operational experience to Topline. Her responsibilities include operations and management of the Finance Department, including direct management of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and Billing.

Louise holds a B.S., Summa Cum Laude, in Business Studies from Southern New Hampshire University and is a member of the Advisory Board on the Heartland Renaissance Fund.

Mookie

Snack Operations Specialist

Gummy Bears, pretzels, cookies, and all different flavors of potato chips. Someone needs to make sure the office is fully stocked up, and I am just the one to do it. Woof!

Topline Strategy

Topline Strategy is a boutique consulting firm that specializes in market strategy, customer experience and investor diligence for business to business Technology businesses and their investors. Our clients range from core IT infrastructure companies to technology-enabled business services. Since 2001, we have completed hundreds of engagements for companies ranging from start ups to Fortune 500 companies. Our work has enabled our clients to generate hundreds of millions to billions in new revenue and market capitalization.

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