Knack Kninjas

Meet our team! Our team makes our company what it is: relentlessly driven, smart and innovative, compassionate, customer-focused, and mission-driven!
Our team members bring top domain expertise in innovation strategy, behavioral science, data science, software engineering, game design, user experience design, corporate human capital, and higher education. We’re building a world-class company guided by the pursuit of excellence and the mission to build technology that helps people build better lives.
Guy Halfteck
EXPERIENCEVice Commander, Navy
EDUCATIONSJD, Harvard UniversityLLM, Columbia University
Guy Halfteck
CEO | Founder
Shlomo Argamon, PhD
EXPERIENCEProfessor of Computer Science, Illinois Institute of TechnologyProgram Director, Master of Data Science, Illinois Institute of TechnologySenior Fellow, Center for Advanced Defense Studies, Washington, DCFellow, Brain Sciences Foundation, Providence, RI
EDUCATIONPhD, Computer Science, Yale UniversityBSc, Applied Mathematics, Carnegie-Mellon
Shlomo Argamon, PhD
Chief Data Scientist
Cristiana Francia
EXPERIENCESenior Sales Executive, Nokia Siemens, Ericsson, BluTPresident & Co-founder, 42NEXT APSBusiness Angel & Co-founder 42AcceleratorBusiness Mentor, Early Warning Europe
EDUCATIONMaster’s Degree Computer Science, Turin UniversityMaster in Journalism and Broadcasting JournalismMaster in Management of Nonprofit Oganizations
Cristiana Francia
Head Of Business - Italy
Will Geiger
EXPERIENCEAssociate Director of College Counseling, Hopkins School, New Haven CTSenior Assistant Director of Admissions, Kenyon College, Gambier OH
EDUCATIONMSEd, Education Entrepreneurship, University of PennsylvaniaBA, History, Wake Forest University
Will Geiger
Director of Customer Success
Jeremy Gray, PhD
EXPERIENCEProfessor of Cognitive Psychology, Michigan StateProfessor of Cognitive Psychology, Yale University
EDUCATIONPhD, Cognitive Psychology, HarvardBS, Cognitive Neuroscience, UC Santa Cruz
Jeremy Gray, PhD
VP of Research & Development
Jacob Juan
EXPERIENCELead Modeler and Artist, Anatomy ToolsLead Artist, Shattered Reality Interactive
EDUCATIONBA, Economics, University of TexasAcademy of Arts University, Art
Jacob Juan
Art Director
Zuza Neczynska
EXPERIENCETranslator and editorTeam AssistantExecutive Assistant
EDUCATIONMA, English Philology and Translation, Adam Mickiewicz UniversityBA, English Philology, Adam Mickiewicz University
Zuza Neczynska
Virtual Office Manager / Billing Manager
Mahesh Venkateswaran
EXPERIENCEManagement Team, National Skill Development Corporation, IndiaCEO and Lead Changemaker, KGVK Social Enterprises, Usha Martin GroupSenior Analyst, Corporate Executive BoardAssociate, Frost & Sullivan
EDUCATIONMSEE, University of Nevada, Las VegasBE, Vellore Institute of Technology
Mahesh Venkateswaran
Business Head
Steve Woyach
EXPERIENCEProducer, Liquid EntertainmentTeaching Assistant, Video Game Design, USC
EDUCATIONBS, Computer Science, USC
Steve Woyach
Director, Game Development

Knack Global Braintrust

The Global Braintrust on Economic Opportunity in the Digital Economy brings together the best minds from government, academia, business, education, and the social sector to provide scientific, strategic, and practical input to inform Knack’s mission and roadmap.
The Braintrust’s domains of knowledge and expertise will include policy development, brain and behavioral science, human capital development, behavioral economics, work and organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, poverty and scarcity, development economics, data science, media, and finance.
Alvin E. Roth, PhD
EXPERIENCEEconomist, Applied Game TheoryExpert in market designNobel prize winner in Economics, 2012
Alvin E. Roth, PhD
Director
Thomas Kalil
EXPERIENCEDeputy Director for Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy (Obama White House)Senior Advisor for Science, Technology and Innovation, National Economic Council (Obama White House)Deputy Assistant for Technology and Economic Policy (Clinton White House)Deputy Director, National Economic Council (Clinton White House)Chair, Global Health Working Group, Clinton Global Initiative
EDUCATIONBA, University of Wisconsin at MadisonGraduate studies, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Thomas Kalil
Chief Strategic Advisor for Social Impact
Eldar Shafir, PhD
EXPERIENCEClass of 1987 Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy, Department of Psychology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International AffairsCo-author (with Sendhil Mullainathan), Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So much
EDUCATIONPhD, Cognitive Science, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyBA, Logic and Philosophy of Science, Brown University
Eldar Shafir, PhD
Scientific Advisor on Behavioral Economics
Mark Howorth, MBA
EXPERIENCEChief Executive Officer, SDI MediaPartner, Bain & CompanySenior Director of Global Recruiting, BainCEO, National Mobile Television
EDUCATIONMBA, Harvard UniversityBS, UC Berkeley
Mark Howorth, MBA
Business Advisor
Anita Woolley, PhD
EXPERIENCEAssociate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon UniversityPostdoctoral Fellow, NSF-funded “Group Brain” Project
EDUCATIONPhD, Organizational Behavior, Harvard UniversityAM, Social Psychology, Harvard UniversityAB, Psychology, Harvard University
Anita Woolley, PhD
Scientific Advisor
Christopher Chabris, PhD
EXPERIENCESenior Investigator, Geisinger Health SystemProfessor of Psychology, Union CollegeAuthor, The Invisible Gorilla
EDUCATIONPhD, Cognitive Psychology, HarvardAB, Computer Science, Harvard
Christopher Chabris, PhD
Scientific Advisor