Chief Executive Officer
About Bob Knott
Bob Knott assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer at Velosio in late 2022, where he is charged with the comprehensive leadership of the Velosio team. His responsibilities encompass the articulation and execution of strategic objectives, as well as ensuring an exemplary experience for Velosio’s clientele, workforce, and partners.
Before his engagement with Velosio, Bob held the position of National Managing Partner at BDO Digital, where he was responsible for steering the firm’s growth strategies and operational management. His tenure at BDO Digital commenced following the acquisition of SWC Technology Partners (SWC) by BDO in July 2018, a process during which Bob played a key role in the seamless integration of SWC into BDO and the subsequent establishment of BDO Digital in January 2020.
Bob’s professional journey began in 1991 with the co-founding of Advanced Information Solutions (AIS), a technology enterprise dedicated to assisting organizations in automating their core operations through innovative application development and client-server technologies. In 1998, AIS was acquired by Metamor Technologies, a mid-market IT services firm, where Bob facilitated the integration of the AIS team and contributed to the development of Metamor’s market strategy and the cultivation of strategic technology partnerships at the national level.
In 2002, Bob transitioned to the role of President at SWC, tasked by the company’s founders with revitalizing its operational and financial health and broadening its service offerings. By 2005, under Bob’s leadership and through a management buyout, SWC experienced significant growth, expanding its workforce from 35 to 225 employees and achieving sustained double-digit growth and profitability, driven by innovative approaches to sales and marketing.
Under Bob’s stewardship, SWC not only achieved outstanding financial results but also cultivated a robust organizational culture, earning accolades such as being named one of the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association of Business Resources, a Crain’s Chicago Business Best Place to Work, and one of INC’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America. Furthermore, SWC was consistently recognized by Microsoft as a top U.S. partner for over 15 years, a testament to its contributions to lead generation and innovation.