Joe Knight, Partner and Senior Consultant with the Business Literacy Institute, is a highly regarded finance and business literacy keynote speaker and trainer.
His keynote addresses, including Lessons From the Orgy of Corporate Greed and Discover the Power of Financial Intelligence, are resounding successes with diverse audiences because of his unique ability to combine lots of content with energy and humor. Recent keynote and speaking appearances include the Inc. 500, FPPA, Apex Analytix and the NCEO conferences. Audience members have said, “I was on the edge of my seat the entire time,” “Joe kept us engaged and enthusiastic through his real world stories and experiences,” “Joe Knight was ideal with his low-key, humorous, positive approach and emphasis on demystifying the many numbers and ratios," and “refreshing presentation with ideas that could impact business performance.”
Training courses facilitated by Joe include Finance for Non-Financial Managers and Finance for Leaders in large and small companies both public and private, nonprofits and universities. Training clients also praise his knowledge, style, and sense of humor. Comments have included: “we will definitely get a ROI from this program”, “the best training course I’ve ever taken” and “everyone in our organization needs to take this class.”
Joe is coauthor of Financial Intelligence, a smart, no-nonsense business finance handbook for managers. Many clients have considered the book an appropriate complement to one of Joe’s keynotes or training sessions and a valuable addition to any work desk library.
As CFO of Setpoint Companies, he spearheaded the financial education of engineers in this automation and roller coaster company. Joe’s background also includes finance at Ford Motor Company, Bell & Howell, and Arrow Dynamics, as well as consulting in the fields of finance and project management. Joe has served as a professor at University of Phoenix and Westminster College and is a frequent guest lecturer at Brigham Young University.
Joe received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from University of California, Berkeley.