Chief Executive Officer
About Bob Knott
Bob joined Velosio in late 2022 as CEO with overall responsibility for leading the Velosio team, setting and realizing strategic goals and ensuring the best possible experience for Velosio clients, employees and partners.
Prior to joining Velosio, Bob served as the National Managing Partner of BDO Digital overseeing all aspects of business growth and operations. Bob joined BDO through its acquisition of SWC Technology Partners (SWC) in July 2018. Bob led the integration of SWC and the formation and launch of BDO Digital in January 2020.
Bob began his career in 1991 when he co-founded Advanced Information Solutions (AIS), a technology company focused on helping businesses automate core processes by leveraging new application development and client server technologies. AIS was sold in 1998 to Metamor Technologies, a mid-market IT services company. While at Metamor, Bob integrated the AIS team and helped develop Metamor’s go-to-market strategy and national strategic technology partnerships.
In 2002 Bob became the President of SWC when the founders approached Bob to turnaround business operations and financial performance while expanding the business’ service offerings. In 2005, Bob and SWC’s management team purchased the firm from its founders. From 2005 to 2018, SWC grew from 35 to 225 employees. SWC’s approach to innovation, sales, and marketing strategy drove sustained double-digit growth and profitability.
Under Bob’s leadership, in addition to its best-in-class financials, SWC became known for its strong culture. SWC was recognized as one of the National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For by the National Association of Business Resources, a Crain’s Chicago Business Best Places to Work and one of INC’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America. SWC was recognized by Microsoft as a top U.S. partner for over 15 years, helping to drive lead flow and innovation.