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, and we're defining what it means to be an email creation platform.

Built by marketers, designed for everyone.

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

We think anyone should be able to create beautiful, on-brand emails, and they shouldn't have to know HTML to do it. So, we built a world-class enterprise email creation platform and then made it even better with our laser-focus on customer service.

The Knak Team

(AKA Our Secret Weapon)

From a small group that started in our CEO's basement to a diverse team that spans Canada, the Knak staff has grown, but our commitment to our clients remains the same. Here are the world-class people who make it happen.

Pierce Ujjainwalla
Co-Founder & CEO
Brendan Farnand
Co-Founder & COO
Patrick Proulx
Co-Founder & CTO
Pierre Hage
Chief Marketing Officer
Joel Chretien
Software Development Manager
Josh Coquelle
Senior Developer
James Abell
Senior Developer
Fernando Benavides
Jack Steele
Developer/Email Specialist
Nik Argiropoulos
Junior Developer
David Ellis
Integrations Developer
Shyley Beauty
Email Developer
Marco Cultrera
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Trevor Smith
Head of Cloud Operations
Felix Higgs
Senior Customer Success Manager
Alfred Markut Jr
Customer Success Manager
Tania Blake
Marketing Manager
Karen McDougall
Marketing Coordinator
Ruth Watson
Customer Marketing Manager
Asra Sarfraz
Senior Visual Designer
Kelly Rigole
Sales Operations Director
Nancy Borgognoni
Account Executive
Morgan Charlebois
Account Executive
Adam Young
Account Manager
Andrew Maxwell
Customer Support Specialist
Kimberley Brooks
Executive Assistant
Christopher Chan
Financial Controller
Cole Van Wyk
Senior Accountant
Emalie Tavares
Finance Manager

Board of Advisors

Our Board of Advisors is made up of some of the most innovative, pioneering leaders in the industry.

Board member Robert Ashe

Robert Ashe

Advisory Board Member,
Georgian Partners

Board member Leah MacMillan

Leah MacMillan

Chief Marketing Officer,
Trend Micro

Board member Mychelle Mollot

Mychelle Mollot

Chief Marketing Officer,

Board member Pascal St. Jean

Pascal St. Jean

Small Business Chair,
TEC Canada

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We're on a mission to change the way emails are created.

Our module-based platform and drag & drop builder make email creation simple, so great design is no longer exclusive to the marketing department.

Knak handles the details so teams - and we mean any team, from any department - can build on-brand emails quickly and get them to market faster.

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