Robert E. Knowling, Jr.

Mr. Knowling is currently chairman of Eagles Landing Partners, which specializes in helping senior management formulate strategy, lead organizational transformations, and re-engineer businesses. He also serves as an advisor-coach to CEOs. 

Mr. Knowling has held a variety of senior leadership positions, including CEO of Telwares, a provider of telecommunications expense management solutions, CEO of the New York City Leadership Academy, an independent nonprofit corporation, Chairman and CEO of SimDesk Technologies, Inc., and Chairman, President and CEO of Covad Communications, a private equity-backed start-up company. Mr. Knowling has a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Wabash College and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.    

Mr. Knowling currently serves on the board of directors of Rite-Aid, Citrix and Stride. He previously served as director of Roper Technologies, Convergys Corporation, Heidrick & Struggles International, Ariba, Hewlett-Packard and Shell Oil Exploration.