RocketSpace, the leading San Francisco technology accelerator, today announced the appointment of Karl Knight as President & Chief Financial Officer.
“Bringing Karl to RocketSpace demonstrates our commitment to expanding into new markets,” commented Duncan Logan, RocketSpace’s founder and CEO. “RocketSpace has proven its ability to accelerate tech startups in Silicon Valley and we are dedicated to developing a RocketSpace ecosystem in emerging technology hubs worldwide. Karl will be instrumental in helping us pick the best opportunities in collaboration with local government and financing partners.”
In his new role, Mr. Knight will be responsible for RocketSpace’s finances and strategy. With the hiring of Mr. Knight, RocketSpace has taken a major step towards its next goal: to foster technology hubs worldwide by creating the physical and virtual networks necessary for the technology economy to thrive.
I am looking forward to the challenge of driving domestic and international expansion as well as broadening the service offering provided to our customers,” noted Knight.
Mr. Knight was most recently Sr. Vice President and Managing Director of Recurrent Energy, where he was responsible for international development. His previous roles have included CFO of Regenesis Power and a number of internet technology investment banking positions at GCA Savvian, Credit Suisse First Boston and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Mr. Knight holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business (NYU).
“Karl brings a unique combination to RocketSpace: proven strategic planning and execution capabilities, hands-on expertise with high-growth tech startups, and deep knowledge in developing asset-based infrastructure around the world,” said Mr. Logan.
Mr. Knight joins the RocketSpace executive team of Mr. Logan (Chief Executive Officer), Todd Elsberg (Chief Operating Officer), Eryc Branham (Chief Revenue Officer), and Mike Bowie (Director of IT).
“Duncan and the team have built a tremendous platform and brand at RocketSpace. I am looking forward to the challenge of driving domestic and international expansion as well as broadening the service offering provided to our customers,” Mr. Knight noted.
RocketSpace is fueling the technology economy. We provide the perfect ecosystem for tech startups, corporate innovation teams, government tech incubators, and the leading service providers to the technology industry. To learn more, visit our website at www.rocket-space.com.