I’m Ken Knoll and I build products and teams for great startups. Originally from Wiesbaden, Germany, I’ve been working in the Berlin tech world for more than five years. I’m an experienced leader with a diverse background in UX, finance, and engineering.
You’re probably here because you’re looking for some help. I’m a big believer that a “good fit” is different for every team — so let me tell you a little bit more about myself.
- 6+ years of product know-how
- Hired over 30 employees from 15 countries
- M. Sc. in Finance and Electrical Engineering from Technische Universität Darmstadt
What I enjoy most
The big vision is where I shine, but vision doesn’t come to life without motivated, structured teams. I’ve hired and organized three product teams from the ground up, creating agile processes and implementing realistic roadmaps.
My leadership mantra
Bring in smart people and let them work.
I help with the what, but the how is up to my team.
Delivering on priorities
My favorite phrase is “Let’s measure it first.” The goal is to verify every hypothesis by putting in the least amount of time and money possible — a process frequently referred to as building a minimum viable product. I always seek out insights before implementing new features.
And to determine which features and projects demand our attention most, I ask myself the same question everyday: Will today’s projects help the business grow?
I’m available for consulting and mentoring, and am always interested in meeting great minds. Let’s sit down for a coffee and start the conversation!