Founder & CEO
David has deep experience in marketing and sales within corporates and bringing new media products to market.
Prior to Knowledgemotion, David was the CEO of Elvis Communications, the Launch CMO for Intel’s IPTV offering in
the US and was responsible for bringing the BBC iPlayer to market in the UK. He has sat on the Executive Boards of
Freeview and Digital UK and was part of the original Channel 5 launch team. Knowledgemotion is his second start-up
after successfully launching and exiting an interactive TV business in 2005.
David has a BA in American Studies from Manchester University.
Zoe has over 15 years of experience working with archive and stock footage, gaining experience with a variety of collections including the BBC, ETV and British Pathé, where she most recently worked as Business Development Manager working across the international education, broadcast and corporate markets.
Zoe was at BBC Worldwide Learning department from its conception, working exclusively with the education market for over five years. Her responsibilities included all UK-based operational activities, managing the team in sourcing and delivering content, and providing rights expertise to an international client base. She was also in charge of identifying third party collections suitable for acquisition, all aspects of contract negotiation and the assimilation of new content into the BBC Worldwide Learning library.
Chief Commercial Officer
Tod Lockard brings to Knowledgemotion strong B2B, SaaS and Enterprise client and product development experience obtained from nearly
20 years of high growth technology & commercial experience. His leadership for multi-national start-ups and blue-chip companies
included senior roles with American Express, HSBC and Sabre and his track record in growing technology start-ups has seen an IPO
and several successful mergers and acquisitions during his career. Originally from Silicon Valley, Tod and his family are now
located and living in the London area.
Chief Technology Officer
Avron is an entrepreneurial technologist with a background in server-side telecommunication software engineering, hailing from Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2006, he has worked as a founder, advisor and consultant to technology start-up companies and small businesses, and has over 20 years of commercial
software engineering experience, developing and leading innovative software solutions. In addition to advising funded spin-off start-ups on
technology viability, architecture, specification, resources required, funding and roadmap, he has also been involved with long-established companies such as
T-Mobile, Motorola and IBM in various engineering capacities. Avron completed an MBA at one of the leading South American business schools, Coppead, UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Nick is a Creative Director specialising in branding, design and film production. Formally Lead Creative
in marketing and promotions at Channel 5, Nick then formed his own company providing creative services in
television and commercials, helping clients develop and originate brand identities through to writing, producing
and directing award winning short-form films and video content.
Corporate and Business Development Executive
Ed is a recent Cambridge graduate with wide-ranging experience in film, publishing and education. He has worked as a screenwriter,
director and producer on a number of film and theatre projects and has been involved both in an editorial capacity at the St John’s Eagle
and in a marketing position at Carcanet Press, with a particular focus on social media and digital profiles. In December 2014, he started
up Flunc Ltd., a digital app-based company producing simple game designs to promote big brand identities and events.
Gary L. June
Gary June is a media professional with deep roots in digital transformation. He is a founding member of the Hatch Group, a firm that
works with a broad portfolio of technology companies. Prior to that, he was Global CMO for Pearson Education, CEO for Dorling-Kindersley,
CEO for Pearson Technology Group and had various leadership roles at Prentice Hall.
Dave is a veteran digital media and technology executive. He most recently led Global Strategic Alliances at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,
where he created partnerships with leading technology companies to bring digital instruction to learners around the world. He previously
spent seven years as an Internet analyst at Morgan Stanley and held leadership roles at eBay and Audible.com (acquired by Amazon). He is an
investor in and advisor to several startups and frequently presents at conferences and universities. He has a BA from NYU and an MA from
Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
Tim has delivered at a high level in professional, consumer, higher education, and international publishing and distribution, including
developing programmatic digital online courses. He also has developed deep experience in editorial/product management, sales, high profile
customer relationship management, and business development. Tim helped to build a computer/IT professional publisher from $5MM to $100MM in
8 years, started and built a business consumer - professional publisher from zero to $20MM in 7 years, and started a Business School Masters
Degree online initiative that captured almost $10MM in the first year.
Evan Schnittman has over 25 years of digital and publishing experience. He held C-Level business development and corporate roles in a number
of international businesses including CMSO at Hachette, MD of Global Sales & Marketing at Bloomsbury, and VP of Global Corporate & Business
Development at Oxford University Press. He is widely known in the industry as a thought leader, speaker and writer on the key issues facing
content companies in the digital world.
David was Head of Education Strategy for Promethean, working in the International Division that encompasses all but North America.
He has worked with governments, corporations, funding organizations and NGOs, advising on and developing projects for the use of technology
in the classroom. He has spoken at and taken workshops at many international conferences such as the Planet Earth Institute High Level Forum
at the UN General Assembly, the ICTLT in Singapore, ULearn in New Zealand, several World Didac and BESA conferences, the International and
Private School Education Forum and the UNESCO ICT in Education conference.