Brian Deagan, CEO & Co-Founder
Mr. Deagan co-founded Knotice with the simple objective of helping marketers communicate more effectively with their customers. Knotice is the third technology-based company Mr. Deagan has guided in the past decade. Since the early 1990's, he has leveraged his pragmatic approach to emerging technologies and his experience in the software industry to develop, market and sell enterprise business solutions to a wide range of industries, while maintaining a heightened focus on marketing automation and creative services application software. Prior to Knotice, he served as Chief Executive Officer of 600 Monkeys until the company was acquired by Niku Corporation in Redwood City, CA, where he served as the Director of Vertical Markets. His career in information technology started in a consultative capacity working with Fortune 500 clients through Northeast Ohio. Mr. Deagan attended the University of Akron.
Jonathon Grimm, President & CFO
Mr. Grimm brings 15 years of financial and business management experience to Knotice. Mr. Grimm joined the management in September of 2003 to oversee all financial and administrative functions at Knotice. Before joining Knotice, he was part of Fahnestock & Co.'s (now Oppenheimer & Co.) investment banking unit, where he conducted merger and acquisition transactions, private fundings, and financial advisory engagements. Prior to Fahnestock, Mr. Grimm managed a private equity firm and had also been a management consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in San Jose, CA, where he advised technology clients in a variety of financial and operational matters. He has extensive experience working with early stage growth companies as well as Fortune 500 firms. He earned an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder.
William Landers, CTO & Co-Founder
Mr. Landers co-founded Knotice where he leads the technical direction and works with clients on how to better leverage technology to grow customer value. Mr. Landers, an innovative and seasoned software professional, has experience leading first-rate teams in the development of niche software products. He blends his experience leading a nimble market-driven development team with the discipline attained in a large, highly structured development organization to deliver high-quality, well-suited software solutions. Prior to Knotice, he served as User Interface Lead at Niku Corporation in Redwood City, CA. Before Niku, he was the Chief Technology officer at 600 Monkeys. Mr. Landers graduated from Kent State University Honors College.