The Topline Team
Jonathan Klein, President
Jon brings a unique blend of strategy consulting and hands on operating experience to The Topline Strategy Group. Prior to founding Topline, Jon was VP of Marketing at Promptu, a venture-backed CRM software company. He also served in senior marketing roles at Documentum and Docent. Jon also worked as a Case Leader in the Chicago office of The Boston Consulting Group, advising Fortune 500 clients in a range of industries on corporate growth.
He holds an MBA from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Rachel Corn, Vice President
Rachel specializes in finding growth opportunities in new market segments, new products and businesses. She brings over 15 years of experience from top tier strategy consulting firms, including Bain & Company, where she led global strategic growth projects. She has worked with clients in the healthcare and technology industries ranging from large organizations such as Novartis, EMC, and Trip Advisor to early stage companies.
In addition to her consulting work at Bain and elsewhere, she led the marketing organization at Yantra, a software firm now part of IBM and also led business development for Perkin Elmer Life Sciences, where she was in charge of partnerships and acquisitions.
Rachel got her MBA from Harvard Business School and her undergraduate from the University of California at Berkeley in Biochemistry.
Jack Wiener, Vice President
Jack is a seasoned business executive with a strong focus on technology products and services. He brings over 20 years of hands-on experience managing in both start-up environments and global corporate structures, with a strong focus on product strategy and delivery, client management, sales, marketing and business operations. Prior to joining Topline, Jack held roles including Chief Operating Officer and EVP for Sales and Marketing at Linedata Services, Head of Global Sales and Marketing at the LongView Group and Executive Vice President for Partnerships and Strategic Marketing at Varden Technologies. At Topline Strategy he brings this real-world experience to provide strategic insights and actionable plans for Topline’s diverse client base.
Jack holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Dr. Myron Zimmerman
Myron holds a PhD from MIT in Atomic Physics and a BS in Mathematics. Prior to beginning his career in technology consulting and diligence, he held leadership roles in a variety of early-stage ventures. Notably, Myron was CTO and founder of VenturCom, a leader in the embedded software market, and CTO of Certeon, an application acceleration company.
Myron has personally led over 75 technology diligence engagements on behalf of investors and acquirers and has extensive experience in Application Software, SaaS, and Data Center Operations.
Bill Russell, Senior Associate Consultant
Bill is a Senior Associate Consultant at Topline, where his project work has included M&A due diligence, competitive analysis and growth strategy. He has worked for a variety of clients in the data center space, SaaS and other IT segments. Before joining Topline, Bill was a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, where he drafted chapters for a Management textbook, co-authored by the Dean.
Bill received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 2012 with Honors in Economics. He also spent one year studying at the University of Oxford in the UK.
Kathy has nearly 20 years of experience in executive marketing positions with enterprise software companies. She has successfully introduced high technology products to newly emerging markets while Vice President of Marketing of Eloquent, Docent, and Decisive Technology. Additionally, she has expanded the market share of established products to multiple channels while in executive positions with Informix Software and Hewlett-Packard.
Kathy holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.