Managing Director, WPP Ventures
As a brand marketer, venture investor, and startup advisor, Dave Knox bridges the worlds of the Fortune 500 and entrepreneurship. Dave is the author of Predicting The Turn: The High Stakes Game of Business Between Startups and Blue Chips, Managing Director of WPP Ventures, and Chief Marketing Officer for Rockfish, a WPP-owned Digital Innovation Partner. 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 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 both AdAge and the P&G Alumni Network as a “40 Under 40”. Dave speaks frequently on digital innovation, including appearances at Mashable Connect, SXSW, iMedia Summit, and the Web 2.0 Summit.
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.