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.  Mr. Knowling also serves as an advisor-coach to chief executive officers. 


Mr. Knowling previously served as chief executive officer (CEO) of Telwares, a provider of telecommunications expense management solutions, from 2005 to 2009.  From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Knowling was CEO of the New York City Leadership Academy, an independent nonprofit corporation created by Chancellor Joel Klein and Mayor Michael Bloomberg that is chartered with developing the next generation of principals in the NYC public school system.  From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Knowling was chairman and CEO of SimDesk Technologies, Inc.  Prior to this, Mr. Knowling was chairman, president and CEO of Covad Communications, a Warburg Pincus 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.  Mr. Knowling previously served as director of Roper Technologies, Convergys Corporation, Heidrick & Struggles International, Ariba, Hewlett-Packard and Shell Oil Exploration

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