Ed Knudson
CRO
Canoe Ventures

Ed is responsible for the company’s P&L, sales and marketing and product strategy.  He has over 37 years of business development, sales and marketing, general management, and product management experience, 23 of which have been in the cable television and telecommunications industries. 

Prior to joining Canoe, Ed was the EVP of Sales and Marketing at Digimarc Corporation (NASDAQ: DMRC) in Beaverton, Oregon.  He was also the President and CEO of DigiForge, LLC, a professional engineering firm that was acquired by Rovi Corporation (now TiVo) in 2011.  Ed spent 5 years at OpenTV (now Nagra-Kudelski) where he was SVP and general manager of the company’s Advanced Advertising business unit.  Ed cut his teeth in television in 1994 as the general manager of TV Guide Interactive, the first interactive program guide for digital cable television.  Ed is a named inventor on 87 U.S. patents in the fields of digital television, imaging, and asset management.

In addition to breaking celebrity news, Greer has interviewed A-listers such as Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Madonna, Kim Kardashian and many more.

Greer started his career as a production assistant at “The Insider” and “Entertainment Tonight,” where he later served as a special correspondent.

He received his BA in Communication Arts from Marymount Manhattan College and resides in downtown Manhattan.