Mr. Knight is a partner with Tony Cassara in Clocktower Partners, a media investment and advisory firm. From 2000 until 2008 Knight worked for Jerry Perenchio, the CEO and controlling-shareholder of Univision Communications, at both Mr. Perenchio’s privately-held Chartwell Partners LLC and at Univision. At Chartwell and Univision Knight was part of the executive team that executed the strategy which saw Univision grow from a single network with 12 television stations to a media conglomerate with two broadcast networks, 36 full-power TV stations, the #1 Spanish-language website, and the largest Spanish-language radio group. Univision was sold to a private equity consortium for $13.7 billion in early 2007.
Prior to coming to Chartwell, Knight spent 11 years at Paramount Pictures in various capacities. From 1994 to 2000 he was the CFO of the Paramount Stations Group. Through a series of tax-advantaged swaps totaling over $2 billion, 9 mature stations were traded for 16 Independents and start-ups. At the time of Knight’s departure the group was billing $600 million in revenue and had EBITDA of $160 million. From 1989 until 1994 he was in Strategic Planning at Paramount. There he worked on many deals encompassing all areas of Filmed Entertainment, including the analysis and valuation of film libraries, cable channels, licensing & merchandising, and theaters. He also oversaw the consolidation of the studio’s business plan.
Knight began his career at Times Mirror, parent of the LA Times and other major newspapers, magazines, professional book publishers, TV stations, and cable systems. Prior to attending business school, Knight was a sales representative for Prentice Hall (a college textbook publisher) and an Assistant Media Buyer for a direct marketing company.
Knight received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.