My name is David McKnight, you may have seen me on LinkedIn. I have been very fortunate to spend the last 20 years serving Startups to Mid-Size companies in C-Level roles. A common thread on these roles has been recruiting and building great teams. I have been very hands with the process on all Leadership roles. Sure, I’ve made some mistakes but also found ways to leverage technology, assessments, interviewing including listening skills, and building relationships.
I’ve enjoyed other aspects of being a business leader. Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis, Business Development management (just ask me about sales and marketing), coached and created 100’s of professional development plans. And yes I’ve vacuumed my share of floors, answered the phone and printed and sorted hundreds of reports. But one common theme has been my ability to recruit and build teams – it’s a passion, what I’m good at. Now, under my NotionPath brand, it’s my focus 100% of the time.
NotionPath is a boutique agency focusing on only a few employers with a focus on C-Level and Senior level positions, Sales, Marketing, Accounting, HR, Tech. This allows us to dive deep with the leadership team to give us the ability to develop a relationship and build that employers team…long-term. My other goal is building relationships with the talent too. Coaching, professional development, mentoring – before and after the placement. I’m here for them to help them in their professional careers.
Lastly, while clearly, I believe a professional recruiter brings great value to employers I also believe that employers need to be awesome at recruiting and retaining their own teams. Especially for mid to entry level roles. Employer Branding, Applicant Tracking Systems, solid hiring practices and I mean solid, use of assessments, onboarding…are all critical to business success. As is retention – culture, people alignment with strategy, professional development, team building and team results, governance, clear and measurable processes, and servant leadership.
BS in Computer Information Science, Northern Michigan Univ, Go Wildcats!
MBA from UW-Madison, Go Badgers!
22 Years with Omnipress – 3 as CFO and 8 of those proudly serving as their CEO
4 years serving Startups – Shoutlet, Spendsetter, Moontoast, IconiCare, and several more under NotionPath
3 Years with Iconica as their COO
Certificates in: PMP, Product Development and Management, Sandler Sales Training, SolutionsPeople – Innovation, Quick Response Management and QROC
Competencies with: Agile/Scrum, Lean, SixSigma, a host of collaboration software – love Slack, more CRM’s/ERP’s and Accounting software than I can count. An expert on Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Prefer Mac’s but PC friendly too.
Business Strengths are on: Strategic Planning, Business Development Management, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Accounting and Financial Analysis, all aspects of HR, Tech and software development mostly SaaS solutions
PASSIONATE and SUCCESSFUL with building Great Teams – Executive and Professional Recruiting – Recruiting Solutions – I believe successful Employers that want to grow will need a proven process to build that team – AND KEEP THEM with clear intent and focus on Retention. Ask me how!
I had the privilege of working with David for several years at Omnipress. These were high growth years at the company and David’s performance & expertise in areas of HR, IT, accounting and other financial responsibilities helped contribute to the company’s growth and success.
General Manager/CEO / Omnipress
David has been instrumental in the recruitment process from identification to screening to nurturing of technology sales talent. His leadership skills, experience, and consultation have been valuable resources to me in the early stages of building a successful sales team.
VP Sales / Shoutlet
Are you seeking a role at a leadership level = C-Level, VP, Director, Manager or Lead?
Are you among the most experienced and best in your field?
Join us and we’ll help match you to today’s best employers who are actively seeking YOU!
David was incredible during the interview process and continues to be a resource. David is invested in,not only the company goals, but individual’s personal career goals. There have been several instances where he has gone out of his way to send tips or articles my way. David’s tips, articles and book suggestions are directly responsible in helping me develop areas where I had been struggling. Totally revolutionized my prospecting style! Many thanks and high recommendations. He is a great asset to Shoutlet.
Inside Sales Executive / Shoutlet
David was instrumental in helping me secure my sales position at Shoutlet. He helped guide me through the screening process and ultimately gave me the tools and resources I needed to prepare for my interview. David’s knowledge and guidance not only helped me prepare, but gave me a clear idea of the company and position I was applying for. A true professional, he followed up with me throughout the process and helped give me valuable insight into how I can continue to be successful in sales. I would highly recommend David as a valuable resource to any organization.
Inside Sales Executive / Shoutlet
David is a great recruiter. David connected with me to see if I might be a good fit for a sales position. He was very professional and respectful when he reached out to me. Because of this I wanted to learn more about the opportunity. David is a very intelligent person and fun to talk to. If I were looking to grow a strong team at any company, I would definitely hire David to lead the process. I now work with much of the talent he recruited, and he did a great job!
Cody E. Wiseman
Thanks, David….and by the way…THANKS for following up with me and keeping in touch. It’s clear you’re genuinely interested in helping me find a position and are a proactive person. I’ve reached out to at least 35 or so recruiters on LinkedIn who have either not bothered to accept my connection or have accepted, but simply don’t communicate. A handful say “thanks” or “will do” but many of them just remain silent. At first, I thought it was me…but I’ve had several friends with the same experience…they’re looking for a job and reach out to recruiters, but the recruiters don’t seem to be responsive. I don’t understand it myself. Anyways, I’m glad to be working with someone like you who actually seems to be involved in the process of helping candidates find positions.
Schedule a time below for On-on-One a meeting – or with your team.
Sign-Up for the NotionPath eMail Subscription service.
Received updates on Blog Posts, News and research.