Knak started with a simple idea:

Let's make life easier for marketers.

Now hundreds of the world's top brands and tens of thousands of marketers rely on Knak. We set the standard for email and landing page creation platforms.

Our Story

Built by marketers, designed for everyone.

We were marketers before we were email experts, so we know what teams are looking for.

Most marketers got into marketing as an outlet for their creativity. But between needing to know HTML or coordinating with agencies or having to fill in forms to produce assets, creativity increasingly seems like a distant afterthought.

Knak exists to lead the fight for creativity in marketing. To lead the movement against robots coming for marketers' jobs, and to make sure marketers' talents are used for creativity, not for entering data into forms.

Knak at a glance

  • 2015

    Year Founded

  • $25M

    Funding Raised

  • Sending Platforms Supported

  • 0

    Coding Required

  • 1000s

    of Users

  • 500K+

    Emails Built

Our Roadmap

Knak's history, from our first free templates, to the robust Builder and Enterprise platforms we offer today.

  • 2015

    • Knak is born

      Marketo email templates launch.

      Marketo landing page templates quickly follow.

  • 2016

    • Eloqua templates are introduced.

      More templates are added for both Marketo and Eloqua.

  • 2017

    • Our Builder and Enterprise email platforms launch

      Features include:

      • A drag-and-drop editor
      • Marketo and Eloqua integrations
      • Brand control
      • Approval groups
    • Knak becomes a full time project

      Our first team members are hired.

  • 2018

    • Key new features are added.

      Features include:

      • Modules
      • Image library
      • Advanced user permissions
      • Editor restrictions
  • 2019

    • A new user interface is released for our editor

      Link review is added.

      Editor restrictions become more advanced.

  • 2020

    • Our new and improved email editor launches

    • New Knak integrations

      • Pardot
      • Salesforce Marketing Cloud
      • Acoustic
      • Adobe Campaign
      • SAP Marketing Cloud
    • New Knak features

      • Annotated feedback
      • Marketo images
      • The ability to clone a Marketo program directly into Knak
      • The ability to deploy Marketo campaigns directly from Knak
    • Knak HQ opens in Ottawa

  • 2021

    • Landing pages officially launch

      Create from scratch, or use modules and themes.

    • New Knak integrations

      • Responsys
      • Braze
      • SendGrid
      • Sparkpost
      • Veeva Vault
    • Knak raises $25M Series A funding from Insight Partners

      Knak enters a new stage of growth to meet rising demand for No-code Campaign Creation

  • 2022

    • Inspiration Centre officially launches

      Edit, re-brand, and get inspiration from real-world emails and landing pages.

    • New enhanced integrations

      • Salesforce Pardot (Marketing Cloud Engagement Platform)
      • Adobe Experience Manager
    • New Knak features

      • Inspiration Centre
      • Email Testing
      • Dark Mode
    • Knak doubles in size and opens new World Headquarters in Ottawa

  • 2023

    • New Knak integrations

      • TransPerfect (GlobalLink)
      • Movable Ink
    • New Knak features

      • Dynamic Content

Leadership Team

  • PierceUjjainwalla

    Co-Founder & CEO

    Pierce Ujjainwalla

    Pierce is a career marketer who has lived in the marketing trenches at companies like IBM, SAP, NVIDIA, and Marketo. He launched Knak in 2015 as a platform designed to help Marketers simplify email creation. He is also the founder of Revenue Pulse, a marketing operations consultancy.

  • BrendanFarnand

    Co-Founder & CCO

    Brendan Farnand

    Brendan is a career enterprise marketer who's passionate about making modern marketing accessible to everyone. He has worked at organizations of every size, from startups to global enterprises, and is experienced with the full spectrum of marketing operations, including analysis, go-to-market strategy, asset creation, sales enablement, and demand generation. He also loves dad jokes, even though his kids do not.

  • PatrickProulx

    Co-Founder & CTO

    Patrick Proulx

    Patrick loves working for Knak. Whether he's working to develop a great new feature, improve the site's performance, or enhance usability, he's always pushing the envelope to create the best possible platform for Knak's clients. Patrick is glad to be part of a team that's passionate about their work, and he's happy to be creating a product that's fun to use and meets a real need for Marketers.

  • StephanieLeBlanc

    Vice President of Customer Success

    Stephanie LeBlanc

    Stephanie joins Knak with a breadth of digital marketing and SaaS experiences. Dabbling in successful M&As, bootstrapped to 100 million, and a recent IPO, she leads highly engaged teams with a passion for designing exceptional customer experiences. Stephanie knows first hand that successful customers emerge from deeply engaged teams. Stephanie is committed to building out the very best employee and customer experience at Knak! Stephanie loves to collect new growth opportunities in and out of the office. She has recently taken up hiking some of the highest peaks in the rocky mountains and regularly champions her two energetic kids in all of their activities.

  • RodMoshfeghi

    Vice President of Product

    Rod Moshfeghi

    Hirbod (or Rod for short) is a seasoned Product Executive with a passion for building a product vision that delivers value for customers. Prior to coming to Knak, Hirbod (or Rod for short) was the Director of Product Management at Hootsuite. Rod is excited to come to Knak to work with the team here and take everything he has learned to help bring Knak to the next level. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife and three kids and trains in Muay Thai kick boxing.

  • ChristopherChan

    Head of Finance

    Christopher Chan

    Chris joins the Knak team after working at Ottawa-based accounting firm Logan Katz. Chris graduated with a Commerce degree with a specialization in Accounting from the University of Ottawa and got his CPA designation in 2019. When he's not crunching numbers, Chris enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and white water kayaking.

  • MychelleMollot

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Mychelle Mollot

    Mychelle is a geophysical engineer turned career marketer who has led marketing teams at Cognos, IBM, Klipfolio and Solace. She has been very active in the startup community as a board member at Invest Ottawa, Unito, Trustiics and Touch Bistro and is on the Ottawa Hospital Foundation Board. In her spare time she spends her time outdoors biking, kayaking and skiing.

  • SarahCrandlemire

    Director of People & Culture

    Sarah Crandlemire

    Sarah joins the Knak team as Director of People & Culture at Knak, playing a pivotal role in shaping our workplace ethos. Sarah integrates her passion for building genuine and lasting connections into her role, supporting leaders in fostering the same within their teams. Prior to joining Knak, Sarah was the Director, People & Culture at Noibu. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys traveling, live music, spending time with family, and trying new foods.

Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors is a group of men and women who play an official mentorship role at Knak. They are some of the most innovative, pioneering leaders in the industry, and we're so happy to have them in our corner.

  • LeahMacMillan

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Trend Micro

    Leah MacMillan

    As CMO at Trend Micro, Leah MacMillan is responsible for all aspects of global marketing strategy and operations, including driving brand awareness for the organization and the solutions it offers. She is passionate about high-tech innovation and storytelling, and these interests have fueled a successful career that included senior positions at Entrust and Cognos, and, more recently, an executive position at IBM. Ms. MacMillan holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and International Business from McGill University.

  • RobertAshe

    Advisory Board Member

    Independent Advisor

    Robert Ashe

    Robert Ashe is the former President and CEO of Cognos Inc. First appointed President in 2002 and CEO in 2004, he held both roles until the company was acquired by IBM in 2007 for $4.9 billion, IBM’s largest software acquisition to date. After the acquisition, Mr. Ashe served as IBM’s General Manager of Business Analytics for several years. Currently, he is a director of ServiceSource International, Inc., MSCI, Inc., Shopify, and Halogen Software, Inc. Mr. Ashe holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Ottawa and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

  • PascalSt. Jean



    Pascal St. Jean

    Pascal St. Jean is a born entrepreneur, innovator, and life-long learner. His remarkable business achievements have earned him a respected reputation as a passionate leader, visionary, and advisor. Pascal is the founder of many successful ventures, including Picsphere and Citadel Rock Communities, Inc., and he serves as a strategic advisor to many start-up businesses in the Ottawa region. His current focus is to establish Ottawa as a tech and business hub by championing local businesses and their leaders. Mr. St. Jean holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa.

  • PhilineHuizing


    Insight Partners

    Philine Huizing

    Philine has spent time working closely with portfolio executives on GTM strategy, product strategy, and M&A. Prior to Insight, she worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company's New York Office. Philine graduated from MIT in 2014 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in product design and a minor in Management Science.

Board of Directors

In November of 2021, Knak raised a $25 million in Series A funding to accelerate growth and meet rising demand for no-code campaign creation led by global private equity and venture capital firm, Insight Partners.

Philine Huizing, Principal at Insight Partners, focuses on both high growth and mature software businesses joins us as our first member of our Board of Directors.

Words we live by

Our values are part of who we are, what we stand for, and how we act. At Knak, we're committed to living out these values every day and doing what's right for our customers, partners, and employees.

  • Lead with transparency

  • Embrace a growth mindset

  • Take calculated risks

  • Keep it simple

  • Get sh*t done

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