- AUTHOR: PREDICTING THE TURN
- STARTUP & VENTURE CAPITAL ADVISOR
- DIGITAL INNOVATOR
Dave Knox is the Managing Director of WPP Ventures and Chief Marketing Officer for Rockfish, a WPP-owned Digital Innovation Partner. As CMO, Dave led the marketing and business developments efforts that grew Rockfish’s revenue nearly 5x and resulted in the firm’s acquisition by WPP, the world’s largest advertising holding company. Prior to Rockfish, Knox was a seven-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where he was instrumental in the digital turnaround that led to P&G being named to AdAge’s Digital A-List.
Dave is the author of Predicting The Turn: The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips, which was published in January 2017. He was named to the iMedia 25 Class of Digital Innovators, by Cincinnati Business Courier as the CMO of the Year in the inaugural C-Suite Awards, and by AdAge as a “40 Under 40” in 2015. Dave speaks frequently on innovation and digital marketing, including appearances at Mashable Connect, SXSW, iMedia Summit, TEDxCincy, and the Web 2.0 Summit.
Dave is active in the entrepreneurial community, serving as a Board Observer / Advisor to multiple venture-backed companies. He is the co-founder of The Brandery – one of the top 10 startup accelerators in the country. Dave is also a Managing Partner in the seed fund Vine St Ventures, and an advisor to Bullpen Capital, Glasswing Ventures, and Hyde Park Venture Partners. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Mercantile Library, Bow Tie Foundation, and the VCU Brandcenter in Richmond, VA.