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Knut Nicholas Krause
Knut Nicholas KrausePresident
Knut Nicholas Krause M.Sc., Founder of knk, has been active as an IT consultant for medium-sized companies since 1986.

Son of an editor in chief of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ, the German equivalent to New York Times), he founded knk in 1988 and specialized in developing and implementing knkPublishing, the only Microsoft certified business software for publishing houses.

In addition, he established the knk implementation procedure for media companies based on Microsoft’s Sure Step methodology.

Jason Spanos
Jason SpanosBusiness Development Manager
Jason Spanos joined knk with a wealth of experience in consulting services and Microsoft-based products. He is responsible for new business development and sales in North America.

He had worked for over six years with mid-sized companies in their requirements definition and management of the software buying processes. Prior to that, Jason Spanos held business development roles for about five years, in addition to ten years’ experience in implementations. He has implemented business systems across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. He is a professional project manager (PMP certified), and is based in the Seattle area.

Sebastian Mayeres
Sebastian MayeresCOO
Sebastian Mayeres joined knk in 2003 focusing on Business Informatics.
He specialized in software development for the first years, switching to sales and consulting afterwards.
Since 2013, he works as a Senior Account and Channel Manager with national and international publishing clients (especially in the area of Educational Publishers and Professional B2B Publishers) and partners.

He is especially knowledgeable about Editorial Office, Media Production, CRM, Paid Content, Digital and Physical Subscription Management and – for B2B – Advertising.

Sven Wischhusen
Sven WischhusenCEO
Sven Wischhusen joined knk in 1998, and for the last ten years has been responsible for all knk operations, in which period the company has enjoyed strong national and international growth.

A logistics engineer by training, he is focused on project management and the delivery of the software to our customers, and is directly accountable for the successful implementation of our publishing software knkPublishing in several publishing houses across North America, Europe and Asia.

John Lawson
John LawsonUK Director
John Lawson joined knk to run the UK operation bringing over 25 years’ experience selling and implementing enterprise ERP/CRM software solutions across various sectors including Publishing, Property, and Finance. He is a seasoned professional with considerable experience in the areas of sales, client management, and the software implementation lifecycle. In his career John gained exposure to all aspects of Book, Magazine, Journal, and Digital Publishing; Sales, CRM, Distribution, Credit Management, and Marketing, and his professional skills include Business Development, Pre-sales, Account Management, Software Implementation, Project Management, Systems Analysis, Training, and Customer Service.


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