Kepler Knott

Market Development

Kepler believes that content should be concise yet tell a compelling story. His writing often mixes elements of research, marketing and journalism, and he is equally at ease with the IT shop, the C-suite, or the end customer. He helps Ergo Editorial to position, sell and grow the business.

He has written hundreds of pieces across a broad range of business and social issues, including outsourcing, security, foreign policy, new technologies (like mobile) and energy.  His work has appeared in a broad range of publications from functionally focused media like CFO Magazine, to tech pubs like ComputerWorld, as well as business and political publications like The Economist.

Kepler was formerly a vice president at Gartner Group, head of market development at Equitant (SaaS provider, acquired by IBM), and Accenture’s director of market & competitive intelligence, directly supporting the firm’s executive committee. He has run his own successful marketing consultancy, VentureForward, for almost 15 years, where strategic content development is central to clients’ work.

Kepler earned his M.A. in international policy studies from The Monterey Institute, University of California, and a B.A. from Duke University. His work and life experiences have led him all over the world, including Afghanistan, China, Costa Rica, Ireland, Japan and Russia.