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Who we are

knowbly helps our clients create digital content that engages and inspires their more than 10 million learners.

Every day, we're changing and improving the way people learn in a rapidly evolving digital education landscape.  We started around a common goal: make the creation of digital learning materials simple, creative, and collaborative. We're driven to make the authoring of interactive and personalized learning experiences easier, which is why our software puts the content creator in control.

We’re designers, teachers, and engineers. Most importantly, we’re creative problem-solvers. We come to work every day excited to tackle new challenges, innovate solutions for our customers, and offer people at all stages of life a better way to learn.

Our Mission We started this company with one goal: to make interactive digital learning more effective, available, and easier to create.

Our Motivation Instructors deserve better, less complicated tools designed to their needs. Learners deserve content that is engaging, inspiring, and accessible.

Our Promise Our technology is designed to make your life easier, improve your content, and delight your learners. Our users drive our product and motivate us.

Our Culture Aside from being obsessed with mollusks, we're goofballs, hard workers, learning design wonks, and a very driven group of team players.

The executive team

Kathryn Stewart

CEO

Kathryn’s vision to democratize lifelong learning serves as the energy behind knowbly. Transforming an idea into reality over the past few years with her team, knowbly has opened the doors for more content creators to create engaging learning than ever before. Formerly with Cengage, Thomson-Reuters, and Harcourt, Kathryn can be found routinely expounding on the content revolution at tech meetups all over the Bay Area.

Kathryn Stewart
CEO

Warren Geddes

CFO

Warren keeps knowbly humming operationally and moving to a quick beat. Previously with Essex National Securities LLC, Lufthansa Service Group, The Produce Exchange, Continental Airlines and Alpha Airports Group, Warren brings sharp focus and process to the team. When not at knowbly, you’ll find him on the golf course where he is consistently under par and off the charts in skill.

Warren Geddes
CFO

Trip Gould

CINO

Trip moves knowbly forward with his focus on R&D and innovation. A former Emmy award-winning filmmaker and professor at both 2-year and 4-year public and private institutions, for over a decade he has devoted himself to pushing educational technology to it limits. Trip also served on The National Task Force for Accessible Materials Innovation, helping to provide access to digital materials for all who desire to learn.

Trip Gould
CINO

Charles Gerli

VP, Product

Charles provides ground-breaking product direction and industry leading UX skills to knowbly. His career started working on interactive publications with Warner Bros. and Blizzard/Activision followed by managing design and development of Webby Award-winning websites and apps at Moovweb. Throughout his tenure, Charles continues to drive product direction with a combination of brilliance and humor that keep us focused and ahead of the product curve.

Charles Gerli
VP, Product

Steve Smedes

VP, Customer Success

Steve puts people first and that shows through in his dedication to helping knowbly customers. He comes to knowbly with a background in Engineering and Customer Success at Intel and Jawbone which grounded him in his customer-first philosophy. And when he’s not heading up our white-glove Customer Success team, you can find Steve rocking out to the latest tunes while he’s researching new and innovative ways to provide solutions to customers.

Steve Smedes
VP, Customer Success

Alan Ryman

VP, Engineering

Alan has 20 years of experience leading engineering teams and developing software for companies such as Monsanto, NCR, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Travelocity, and Beatport. He draws on his education at National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and the Executive Leadership program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Alan can frequently be found hiking with friends and family on one of Marin’s many trails.‍

Alan Ryman
VP, Engineering

Shawn Burson

VP, Instructional Design

Shawn has 15+ years of experience planning and building interactive learning content and interactive templates. Shawn’s passion to create measurable interactive content that engages the learner has resulted in his award-winning approach to Instructional Design and his ability to see at-a-glance how to restructure your content to exceed expectations. Oh, and just give him a reason to add lights and speakers to anything!

Shawn Burson
VP, Instructional Design

Stephen Noetzel

VP, Technology Enabled Services

Stephen’s wealth of digital production experience (and a winning personality) make him a valued member of the knowbly team. From content transformation to full-course production, he guides our customers with unique project needs. Stephen has helped some of the largest higher ed publishers in their journey from print-based to online learning – and he can help you too!

Stephen Noetzel
VP, Technology Enabled Services

Marc Berlin

Senior Account Executive

Marc is your go-to-guy for anyone looking to get their engaging content out quickly and easily. Connecting personally and maintaining strong customer relationships is what he is all about! When not busy giving 100% of his attention to his customers, Marc loves to go out hiking and exploring with his golden retriever Gracie.

Marc Berlin
Senior Account Executive

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