Knoq Company Overview
Knoq is a technology company that encourages people to talk to their neighbors. Our technology recruits, trains and guides neighborhood sales representatives to go out into their own neighborhoods and talk to people about products and services that can make their lives better. Our tech has been used by Google Fiber, NRG, Inspire Energy, Fluent Home Security and many other large, enterprise brands.
We started Knoq because we are passionate about connecting people in person. When people meet in person, they listen to each other and treat each other with respect. We are committed to a world where people get offline and make deep connections with each other.
Jobs at Knoq
Prior to founding Knoq, Kendall was a consultant at Parthenon-EY where she advised the executives of multi-national corporations and Fortune 500 companies. She received her B.A. from Columbia University and attended the University of Oxford. Kendall has been featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.
VP Business Development
Brett comes to Knoq by way of Skyrocket Media where he was responsible for building long-term strategic partnerships, growing business revenue 880% leading to a #27 rank on the Inc. 500 list. He also earned Utah Business 40 Under 40 Honors for his leadership in business development and his work with various Fortune 500 companies. Previous to that, Brett worked in organizational leadership roles for presidential and congressional campaigns and was also a successful direct sales representative. Brett holds a B.A. from Utah Valley University and an M.A. from Kings College London.
VP of Success
Sarah joined Knoq with more than 10 years in operational experience. Most recently she was VP of Customer Experience at Hopper where she grew her team from 2 to almost 200. She is passionate about establishing sustainable process and empowering teams to accomplish more than they ever thought possible.
Mike spent the last 20 years building engineering teams to deliver new technology. He has helped build networked robots, IoT appliances, AAA video games, consumer hardware and cybersecurity products. He loves building powerful teams as much as he loves the tech.
After graduating from Bryant University with a bachelors in accounting, Don went on to spend 27 years at Deloitte working his way up to a partner. After Deloitte, Don began to work with several successful startups including Jana, Stratega Therapeutics, Mirata, and Spirata. His precision for detail and passion for numbers led him to Knoq in 2019 as our CFO.
Director of Recruiting
Dani has spent the past 9 years recruiting top talent for Boston tech companies. After graduating from Bentley University, Dani started her career at Rue La La helping them scale their production teams. Most recently, she spent the past 4.5 years at TripAdvisor recruiting for roles and teams throughout the business. Dani’s passion is helping companies hire great talent and building out best in class recruiting teams.
Director of Product
With over 15 years of experience as a product manager, Adam has worked at several early stage startups to help them focus their strategy and grow. Prior to joining Knoq Adam was Head of Product at Springboard Retail and VP Product at StructuredWeb. He received his BS in Finance from Villanova University.
Director of Business Development
Jackie has diverse experience in sales, customer relations, and product management. Jackie joined Knoq from SAi where she was a key player in growing the inside sales and channel sales departments. She also built a value add product that allowed end users to visualize their production data. Jackie has enormous experience in developing relationships with clients and finding solutions for them to increase revenue by simplifying processes. Jackie attended Newberry College where she was a Summerland Honors student, school ambassador, and member of the music department. In her spare time she enjoys trivia, attending concerts, and kayaking with her husband.
Sissi Li Zhou
Head of Customer Success
Sissi joined Knoq after graduating from Northeastern University with a BS in Economics and minors in Business and Political Science. She was born and raised in Mexico City, and will jump at every opportunity she has to talk about Mexico (you’ve been warned). Sissi represented Mexico and Northeastern University at the World Debating Championships, but gave up her career in arguing with people to help our awesome customers at Knoq!
At Knoq we are building a world where people talk to each other in person. Research shows that interacting with people in person can improve your sense of belonging and overall happiness. People are mean and anonymous online. We are making the world a more genuine place where we all want to live.
We are driven by our values
I love working for an org that always takes the work seriously but doesn’t take themselves too seriously. This is Knoq in a nutshell. Our office banter and giphy game are on point.
At Knoq, my contributions and opinions matter. Each team member is valued and given the chance to let their talents and abilities shine.
Knoq is a company that inspires you to bring your A+ game into work everyday, because the positive energy is contagious.
Only at Knoq you learn about how rugby works one day and then the history of flutes the next, because we’re all encouraged to share what we’re passionate about (aside from Knoq!) and everyone is eager to learn from each other.