Central Desktop Takes Product Development to the Next Level with New Executive Hire
Central Desktop, a leading cloud-based collaboration platform company, today announced the appointment of Kristy McKnight as Vice President of Products.
The new role represents key growth in Central Desktop’s product initiatives and puts an emphasis on customer experience. McKnight will be responsible for the company’s product strategy, to which she brings more than 20 years of knowledge in introducing and managing high-tech and software products.
“Kristy is a seasoned executive who has worked with respected companies like Intuit and Networks in Motion, where she helped define their applauded customer-centric product development standards,” said Isaac Garcia, CEO and co-founder of Central Desktop. “We believe her unique background has positioned her perfectly to represent the voice of Central Desktop customers, and be at the very center of future product development and growth.”
Most recently, McKnight was the Vice President of Product Management at Telecommunications Systems, Inc., which acquired Networks in Motion. In that position, McKnight oversaw location-based wireless products worldwide, supporting 38 countries and 10 languages, and global customers including Verizon, MetroPCS, Virgin, Cricket, Telus, Hutchison/3, Sony Ericsson, Hyundai and Daimler.
“I’m excited to help build on the tremendous momentum that Central Desktop has experienced by tapping in to new opportunities in this thriving market,” said McKnight. “I’m confident that we can push this award-winning platform even further into the spotlight.”
McKnight began her esteemed career at Arthur Andersen, before becoming director of product management for Intuit, Inc. There, she led the professional products division and managed end-to-end customer experience, strategy and execution. After almost 10 years at Intuit, McKnight served as vice president of product management and strategy at Match.com — the world’s largest online dating website.
About Central Desktop
Central Desktop is a cloud-based collaboration platform that centralizes the way people work, teams collaborate and managers lead. The company’s comprehensive online collaboration solution centralizes social and workflow tools into one access point in the cloud, streamlining processes and bringing people together to collaborate and engage. Central Desktop customers include CBS, Netflix, SicolaMartin, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the Humane Society of the United States, Workday, Harvard University and over 500,000 users. Founded in 2005, Central Desktop is a privately-held company with headquarters in Pasadena, California. For more information about the company, visit http://www.centraldesktop.com .